But the skills of a rugby player do not naturally lend themselves to the art of diving, particularly those of a loosehead prop.
And Vunipola emphatically proved that point when he bravely launched himself from a springboard, completing one full rotation before landing face first on the water.
Saracens shared the moment on Twitter for all the world to enjoy…
Somewhat more graceful was this effort earlier in the week. Passing practice on the diving boards!
Nailed it ? pic.twitter.com/SuAzjyitsF