FROM YAHOO NEWS: IN BOSTON, the fifth of six stops in the world tour, 14 divers dove not from a cliff, but from the Institute of Contemporary Art. The specially built platform was around 90 feet high, and they’re diving into water that’s 23 feet deep.
It took just three seconds from take-off to entry, with a host of tucks, twists and somersaults on the way down, before divers pierced the water at speeds of 60 miles per hour, with an audible smack….
[The divers] entered the water feet first, to guard against the force of impact of falling from so high, and gave the thumbs-up to a safety team when they surfaced.
“When you’re up on top of the platform, it’s important to trust your body,” said U.S. competitor Steven LoBue, who added that he is “absolutely terrified” right before diving.