Dive in and join the fun at the Royal Commonwealth Pool with our outstanding, dedicated dive area. All public dive sessions (summer holiday timetable only) are under the close supervision of our lifeguard team and we also offer coached sessions and lessons. Our dive coaching programme follows the Scottish Swimming Diving Framework with classes to suit beginners through to competition level.
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
Could you be the next diving champion? Book now and see
With a fabulous start to the Olympics we're on the hunt for the next generation of divers at the Commie.
Come and try diving for free with our Performance Diving Coaches and see if it's the sport for you/your child. Bring a friend along too. (Not open to divers currently in our programme)
To book simply email email@example.com
Your child should be between 7 and 16 years old, confident in deep water and a strong swimmer. Experience in gymnastics, trampolining, acrobatics or similar sports are desirable but not at all essential.
Free session dates and times:
Monday 2nd and 9th August: 9am - 10am
Tuesday 3rd and 10th August: 9am - 10am
Thursday 5th and 12th August: 2pm - 3pm
Reach your targets quicker with our expert 1-2-1 lessons!
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.
Prices are £20 for a 25 minute session or £40 for 50 minutes. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance (or 8 days in advance if you have a membership card). Book via our App, or click here to book online.
Public Diving Sessions (1m and 3m springboards)
These 40-minute bookable sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to practice your diving on the 1m and 3m springboards. Suitable for adults and children aged 9 and above who are: able to swim 10 metres unaided, confident in deep water and can jump and submerge in water without goggles.
Please note this session does not give you access to our other pools - if you wish to swim before or after your diving session you will need to make a separate booking.
- Pre-booking only (here or via our App).
- Bookable 3 days in advance for swim members, 2 days in advance for non-members.
Please read our Activity Guidelines before attending your session.
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
Check out our dive coaching video:
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Tom Daley? Edinburgh Leisure is very proud to offer a fantastic diving pool at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, complete with a dedicated Dry Dive Area with trampolines and harnesses, so that you can practice all those twists and turns before taking them to the big boards - you'll get a glimpse on the video!