Five international judges observe each dive and independently award scores unrelated to the dive’s difficulty. The score range is 0–10, with 1/2 marks in between.


The highest and the lowest marks are eliminated, and the sum of the remaining scores is multiplied with the degree of difficulty to determine the final points awarded for each dive.


In case that an athlete, a judge or an Infinite Drop official recognises a failed dive, an error or an irregularity that could have influence on the ranking, he can announce a protest to the Infinite Drop board. This protest must be presented in written form no later than two hours after the last dive and must contain a complete description of the occurrence. The Head Judge, the Infinite Drop technical director and the athlete, elected during the pre-event meeting, will together decide whether the protest is reasonable. All video material will be submitted under such circumstances.

1. Take Off

Important elements include: height, angle, position and determination.

Armstand dives: paying attention on platform touching prior to take off.

2. Positions

Important: athletes have to show the announced positions clearly.

Attention on open legs in the tuck or pike position.

BPike (min. 90° body angle)
CTuck (hands must grip lower legs)
E3 positions
FSplit (clear visible layout position)
(1)Flying (clear layout position of > 90°)

3. Water Entrance

Athletes have to keep their arms downwards during the feet first water entrance.

1st priorityUntwisted vertical straightness and body strength
2nd priorityWater splash

4. Deductions

Deduction of 0.5–2.0Open legs in B or C position
Deduction of 0.5–1.0Entry correction (slight pike position)
Deduction of 0.5–3.0Twisted Water entrance < 45°
Deduction of 1.0Non-execution of the dive, 1st attempt
Deduction of 2.0Non-execution of the dive, 2nd attempt
Deduction of 1.0Breakdown of the armstand, 1st attempt
Deduction of 2.0Breakdown of the armstand, 2nd attempt
Max. Score of 7.5Wrong arm position during water entrance
Max. Score of 6.5Twisted water entrance (45° – 90°)
Max. Score of 5.0Touching the platform during the dive
Score of 0.0Twisted water entrance > 90°
Score of 0.0Breakdown of the armstand, 3rd attempt
Score of 0.0Non-execution of the dive, 3rd attempt
Score of 0.0Variation of the announced dive
Score of 0.0Exceeding the 2 minutes time limit

5. Addition

In case where the performed dive raises concern (e.g. did the athlete execute the dive he announced), all judges will render their uninfluenced scores. The Head Judge will inform the officials of the concern raised and the circumstances will be addressed after the competition, prior to the awards ceremony/ prize money distribution. The Head Judge, an Infinite Drop official and the athlete, elected during the pre-event meeting, will together review the situation and come to a final decision. All video material will be submitted for observation.