Diving

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.

Our 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

You can read our Term and Conditions for Dive Bookings here.



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


Join Edinburgh Leisure and access any or all of our 11 swimming venues across the city. Find a membership option that suits you. Simply choose a pool below.



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.

Dive Coaching

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 a Dive Coaching course online now!



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!