Jumping off a high diving board is not a fear most people can overcome, and judging by the faces of these brave athletes, it’s for good reason. Regardless of whether the diver is plummeting to a pool from a five, seven or ten meter tower, the diver is sure to experience air resistance and physical strain that result in hilarious and contorted facial expressions. High-diving is actually a very safe sport – most injuries that result from high-diving are caused by individuals who are jumping into shallow pools of water which are usually littered with natural debris and rocks. High diving and Olympic diving is different mainly because of the entry – for high-diving, the athlete must enter the water feet first in order to score high. Unfortunately, the ‘funny faces’ do not come into play for scoring – these divers cannot use their pained expressions towards a win, and yes, their faces do reflect a bit of pain – the diver can only manage between 3- 6 dives per training session because of the physical strain on the body.