If you thought diving was all about dipping head first into a body of water, then check out this short video produced by USC Dornsife about the biomechanics and physics behind the amazing sport:



And if you think you have what it takes to try this out for yourself, here's a little more elaboration on the process, courtesy of Huffington Post's Carin Bondar:
In order to complete a number of twists and somersaults in the air, athletes must have a clear understanding of rotational force, torque, and of course gravity! In springboard diving you’ve got the added element of the upward force from the board – and don’t forget a little outward velocity to make sure you don’t smack yourself on the board on your way down.