I happened to chance upon this video on super-hydrophobic coating on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPM8OR6W6WE
I was wondering what'd happen if I managed to coat an entire full-body diving suit (wearing a pair of tight boots instead of flippers) along with the headgear and diving apparatus, and then jumped right into a swimming pool (and no....there isn't a 'NO DIVING' sign around, so don't bring that up in the comments please), what'd happen?
I have a very strong feeling I'd go straight down to the bottom of the pool, as if there wasn't any water in it, i'd hit the concrete and break my legs, sure, but from practical point of view, would it be the same as free-falling? I really don't know why, but I keep getting a gut feeling that i'd still experience some buoyant force that would significantly slow down my descent as compared to simply jumping into the pool without water in it. Who do I trust here, my brain or my gut?
Also another curiosity question; say I were already at the bottom of the pool (with water) wearing this fabulous diving suit of mine. Assume the bottom of the pool isn't tiled, so it's all rough like the side of the pool. If I were to attempt running underwater (remember I'm wearing the suit) would I be able to 'run' underwater as fast as would on the pool side (no 'NO RUNNING BY THE POOL' sign either..)