# Question: Is diving from 10m dangerous?

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## How safe is a 10m dive?

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Hitting the water flat in a belly flop from 10 meters would be very painful and could result in injury, but would result in a stop about one foot under the surface.

## Does 10m dive hurt?

So yes, You can cause a lot of damage going into water at any height. Basic physics (or math) tells you that diving from 10 m or 5 m will hurt.

## What happens if you belly flop from 10m?

Some experts believe that you can reach speeds of up to 40 mph diving from a 10-meter board (almost 33 feet). And as nice as the water feels when you are in it, it does not act that way when you enter it at a high speed. The most common injuries seen with belly-flops are contusions or bruising of the skin.

## How high of a dive is dangerous?

Because of the high potential for injury, the World High Diving Federation recommends that no one dive from 20 meters (65.5 feet) or higher unless there are professional rescue scuba divers stationed in the water [source: World High Diving Federation].

## How fast do you hit the water from 10 meters?

According to most studies, a diver entering the water from the 10m platform hits the pool at around 35 miles per hour.

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## How deep does water have to be to jump into?

Check the water depth yourself.

Grab a pair of goggles and swim around in the water. Make sure the water is deep enough for you to dive in, but also look for submerged rocks, branches, or other debris. The water needs to be at least 8 feet (2.4 m) deep.

## Has anyone died from a belly flop?

The highest death dive ever recorded was in 2019, when Emil Lybekk death dived off a construction crane at the height of 29 m (89 ft) and landed in a belly flop. He did this to promote a water sports festival happening in Moss, Norway.

## Can you injure yourself diving?

Fact 2: There are multiple ways to sustain an injury while diving. There are multiple ways to sustain paralysis or a spinal cord injury diving into shallow water based on the location and structure of the spinal cord. The severity of disability depends on the level of the spinal cord where the damage occurs.

## Is platform diving hard on your body?

Competitive divers face a high risk of injuring their shoulders, back, elbows, wrists and other body parts, according to a report by a Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician.