Every year 1,000 people, mostly men between 15-25, suffer head and neck injuries leading to paraplegia and quadriplegia from diving.
In some instances these were expert divers, some of them were first time divers.
Whether you're a great swimmer or not.
It may not be an Olympic sport (yet), but let's face it: cannonballing is far easier, safer, and more fun than diving.
Chicks dig a guy with a big splash. :)