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Getting Into Competitive Diving

If you’ve been diving for a while and fancy entering a competition or just spending time with like-minded divers, then Masters diving could be for you.

If you are at school check out the Under-16s' section for information on Flip 'n' Fun, a great introduction to diving.In competitions at Masters level you’re able to dive from the higher springboards and platforms to display your skills.

At full Masters level, any adult diver over 25 years who can complete the appropriate dives can compete on an International Level at European masters, World Masters or the World Masters Games.

There are usually no qualifying standards to meet for Masters competitions, simply enter and do your best!

Novice or Masters diving?

The difference between novice and Masters diving is not to do with age or skill, but relates to which level you choose to compete at.

It’s up to the diver and coach to decide when the diver is ready to dive at Masters level.

  • If you are 18 or over, you can dive in either novice or Masters events.
  • The Masters’ director can promote divers to Masters level for a particular board.
  • You can enter a Masters event on one board but stay in the novice events for other boards.
  • Once you’ve dived a board as a Masters, you must dive at that level for that board in future competitions.
  • If you dive in an international competition where there is no novice event, you move up to Master level for the boards dived from then on.
  • If you win a novice event, you must dive at Masters level for that board the following year.

Joining a Masters Club

You don’t have to compete, but if you want to then you can usually do so through a Masters diving club as most Masters competitions don’t have qualifying standards to meet. This makes entering competitions easy.