Public Dive Sessions and Dive Coaching

Dive in and join the fun at the Royal Commonwealth Pool with our outstanding, dedicated dive area. The Royal Commonwealth Pool has a diving pool and dry dive area with a range of facilities including:

  • Spring boards - 1m and 3m 
  • Dive platforms - 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m 
  • Video view
  • Dry land dive facility featuring trampoline, tumble track, diving boards onto crash mats, somersault boxes, wall bars and stretching area

Supervised Public Diving Session (All boards)

These sessions are specifically designed to allow you to enjoy the use of our diving boards under the watchful eye of a qualified coach who will give you expert advice on how to dive safely, starting with the 1m boards. The coach will assess whether you are ready to progress up to the higher platforms and ensure the safe use of the boards throughout your session. Simply turn up and get going! You must be confident in deep water. 

During these sessions, you may also be able to take part in lane or casual swim if sessions are running in the pool (subject to availability). 

Public Diving Sessions (1m and 3m springboards)

These sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to practice your diving on the 1m and 3m springboards. Simply turn up and dive. You must be confident in deep water. 

There is no need to book into Public Dive sessions, simply check the pool timetable for session details and come along!

Check the Pool Timetable
for Public Dive Sessions

Hone your skills in the water with our 1-2-1 swim and dive lessons. 

Whether you are looking to build confidence in the pool or perfect your technique our enthusiastic team will help guide, support and encourage you to achieve your goals - fast. Our lessons are open to all ages and abilities, although the swim 1-2-1 session times are more suitable for adults.  

1-2-1 Swim Lessons available at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

1-2-1 Dive Lessons available at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Prices are £25.30 for a 25 minute session or £50.50 for 50 minutes.  Bookings can be made up to a week in advance (or 8 days in advance if you have a membership card).

Our 1-2-1 Dive sessions are pre-book only and you must book online or via 'Swim & Dive Bookings' on our our mobile app for Android or iOS.

For more information and FAQs about 1-2-1 lessons follow this link

Book a 1-2-1 Dive Lesson

Join us for an action-packed summer filled with sports, fun and learning!

We have a wide programme of full and short day camps / coaching lessons running across Edinburgh. Our summer coaching lessons are perfect for trying out something new before signing up to our main coaching programme in August.

Over summer holidays, we offer Dive Coaching Lessons at:

  • The Royal Commonwealth Pool - Book

We offer coaching for all ages, beginning at Primary One, with our experienced, qualified coaches at the only diving facility of its kind in Edinburgh. Here are some of the benefits you will get from diving in with us:

  • qualified coaching
  • more confidence in the water
  • improved coordination, flexibility and fitness levels
  • great fun

Book Dive Coaching

The Royal Commonwealth Pool has been used for elite swimming and diving events hosted in Edinburgh, and for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 European Championships, both hosted in Glasgow.

James Heatly followed in his grandfathers footsteps by joining Team GB as an Olympic diver and now trains at his favourite pool, the Commie, where he first learned to dive. 

Feeling inspired? Head to the Commie and get diving!