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25 Hilarious Diving Fails (GIFs)

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tags:  Diving   Fail   Gifs   Swimming   Swimming Pool   Water Sports  

diving dive fails gifs

When the temperature is soaring and the summer sun is blazing, nothing feels better than diving into a cold pool or lake. To go suddenly from painfully hot to blissfully cool is just one of life’s great pleasures, right up there with cracking open a cold one after a long afternoon of yard work, or taking a half day at work heading into a three-day weekend.

Of course, if you’re not careful, if you get too cocky, a nice refreshing dive can turn into pain and humiliation in the blink of an eye. One extra jump on that diving board, or one extra step in your running start, and the next thing you know you’re writhing in pain and everyone on the internet is laughing at you.

Then again, compiling this list of diving fail GIFs really made my week. So at lease these epic failures brought joy to someone’s life.

Check ‘em out, because I bet they’ll brighten your day, too.

25. The Heart Attack

diving fail gif

At first I thought maybe the guy was scared of diving, and the terror gave him a heart attack. But as you can see, he pops right up out of the water. So I guess he’s just a spaz.

24. Slippery when wet

diving board fail

That’s what you get for wearing a speedo.

23. Still wet, still slippery

dive fail gif

One bounce? Great. Two bounces? Ok, sure. Three bounces? Come on, dude, you’re just pushing your luck at that point.

22. Backyard smoothness

backyard diving board fail gif

It’s like he decided in mid air that he wanted one more bounce, but he’d already committed to the dive.

21. More backyard smoothness

backyard swimming pool fail gif

That diving boarding doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of spring to it, either, so that’s going to leave a mark.

20. Atomic Self-Inflicted Water Wedgie

That’s what you get for showing off, Larry. That’s what you get.

19. Backflop

It would have been a perfect cliff dive if the water had only been, oh, ten feet closer. As it is, this woman performs the rare backflop.

18. Kayak Dive

kayak dive swimming pool fail

So many questions, here. Why is a guy going off a diving platform at an indoor swimming pool in a kayak? How did he get the kayak up there? Why did they let him do it? And, most importantly, what the hell did he think was going to happen?

17. Show-off

boat dive fail

“I’m on a boat! I’m on a boat! Take a good hard look at this motherf#@&in b—oooooooooh, ooooooooow.”

16. Olympic Bellyflopping?

10 meter bellyflop

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone do a bellyflop from the 10 meter platform before. Still, I have to give the guy credit, cause I wouldn’t even have the guts to jump from three stories.

15. Ice Dive

ice diving fail

I think Mr. Pasty here is new to the Polar Bears Club.

14. Polar Diver

ice too thick for polar bear to break

That guy in the last GIF shouldn’t feel so bad. It happens to the best of them. As for the bear, he’s probably thinking “global warming MY ASS!”

13. The back-breaker

kid fails at diving gif

He prepares so thoroughly, psyching himself up, getting ready for the daring maneuver. Then he fails so miserably. It’s just hilarious.

12. Out of runway

girl misses diving board gif

The best part about this is one is that there are so many people watching. I wish the GIF showed their reactions.

11. Chair Diving

huge guy dive fail

Who could have seen this coming, right? By the way, when you’re diving off a chair, maybe make sure it’s facing the pool. It wouldn’t have made a difference for this guy, but still.

10. The Running Start, Part I

dock dive fail

If you ever see somebody get a running start before diving or jumping into a body of water, do no look away. There’s a 50% chance you’re about to see an epic fail.

9. The Running Start, Part II

dive fail gif

I can’t be sure, but I think this guy may have seriously hurt himself here. His body just kind of crumples up and goes limp.

8. The Torpedo

fat guy breaks pool

This poor guy had an audience, too. See those three creepy old dudes standing off at a distance?

7. A little short

dive fail gif comes up short

This dude badly underestimated the distance to the water on this dive.

6. Also a little short

dive fail comes up short

This guy made the same mistake as the last guy. But at least he crosses his legs and puts his hands behind his back afterward, making it look like it was all part of the plan.

5. Yep, short again

kid dive fail gif

Apparently misjudging distances isn’t something only adults do. This kid also has a spatial awareness problem.

4. Ridiculously short

kid comes up shot jumping in pool gif

Oh man, this kid takes the freakin cake. That’s one of the 5 or 6 funniest things I’ve ever seen in my life.

3. Bouncing rock

cliff dive fail

The lesson here: if you ever find yourself cliff diving, do not—I repeat—do not try to get a running start.

2. Backflip fail

backflip swimming pool dive fail gif

The kid probably had a pretty sore neck the next day.

1. The Shallow End

shallow end swimming pool backflip dive fail

So. F#@$kign. Awesome. This one takes the top spot due to the utter stupidity of doing a backflip into 2 feet of water. It’s just classic.