Degrees of Difficulty

Degrees of difficulty for dives are calculated using the component values of the formula shown on the following two pages. The formula is:

A + B + C + D + E = Degree of Difficulty

Please note that the “D” component appears twice. Choose the version of component “D” that applies to dive being performed.
As a guide, a list of previously calculated degrees of difficulty follows the formula. In this table, empty spaces indicate the degree of difficulty has not been calculated. A “–” indicates the dive is not possible.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the entries in the table, but if any entry varies from that arrived at through use of the formula, the formula-derived degree of difficulty is to be applied
to the dive in question, according to the USD FINA Technical Representative.

The source for this information is the FINA DD Formula and Table of DD in the FINA Handbook 2005-2009 (as amended by FINA March 14, 2006).

Degree of Difficulty (DD) is calculated by adding:
A + B + C + D + E

Click here for a chart.

Student Testimonials

"I have personally known Dave Burgering for the last fifteen years and can't say enough good things about him as a world class diving coach, motivator, and mentor. Dave has played many roles in my life through the years--the obvious one is that of a great coach and mentor....but Dave is much more then that to me he is also a second father and one of the very first people to this day who I pick up the phone to call and share adversities and triumphs." BD

"My daughter has been diving with Dave Burgering since age 9. She is now a freshman athlete at the University of Alabama. Dave Burgering taught her the skills she needed to be successful on the college level. I have found him to have a vast knowledge of the sport as well as compassion for all of his athletes. He has brought much success to the Fort Lauderdale dive team as a sincere, dedicated coach who is always willing to go the extra mile for his athletes."

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