Jump into the water should be preceded by ground training. Need to work on coordinating movement, make sure you do not have a fear of heights.
The key to a successful dive is a well-trained vestibular system, the ability to control his body in the air. This is accomplished acrobatic exercises: jumping over a horse, a goat, a series of somersaults on gymnastic mats.
Remember the main phase of the dive. There are only four: approach, push, flight and entry into water. The easiest way is to dismount the legs of the a-pillar caved in, it is called the jump a "soldier".
If you start to learn diving in the pool, it will look like this: approaching the front edge of the Board, to stand to attention. The trunk when it straightened, hands at his sides, chin raised, feet joined and parallel to each other with the toes grab the edge of the Board. With a direct back should slightly bend your knees and sharply to produce a repulsion from the Board in the forward direction-up.
When flying in the air is necessary to maintain the vertical position of the body, bending slightly back, head raised. Entry should be at right angles to its surface without a large amount of spray. To do this, during the execution of the jump need to not look at his feet, and try to focus on terrestrial objects.
If the dismount with repulsion at once does not work, then you can start mastering jumps into the water with recessions, that is, from the passive drops. The original position of the body is the same as in the first case. But instead of repulsion performed a slow slope that goes in the fall. At the moment when the position of the head is below the torso, the heel needs to go up, feet stretched in a straight line. Fall in the water is produced at a straight back, arms extended to the water entry angle is 70-80 degrees.
If the fear of the jump self-overcoming cannot, ask for help from more experienced friend. At first, you can practice paired jumping, holding hands. Jumping in pairs relieve emotional stress, and after a couple such sessions, you can easily jump into water without assistance.
If you are going to train in open water, the first important action before making the jump, should be a thorough examination of the bottom. There should be no foreign objects such as stones, logs, metal structures, etc. extreme caution when jumping in the water never hurts. The non-observance of safety rules is the main cause of severe injuries.