I'm on my school's diving team, and my parents are constantly insisting that diving is dangerous--that people have gone blind and have weird bone structures because of diving. A lot of my friends are also warning me about hitting my head on the board...
But it's so much fun I can't help but look forward to diving season!
And besides, check this article out:
"Decking myths about diving."
I mean, diving can't be half as dangerous as motorcycling or something... Right?