Splash It! – GetActive Programme

9 August 2021 – Torpedo Dive School organised a Splash It! event in conjunction with ActiveSG’s GetActive! Programme. 35 participants signed up for the online event where we organised an introductory session on diving dryland activities. A question and answer session with our National diver and Torpedo coach, Timothy Lee, was held towards the end of the session.

The physical diving try out sessions were held at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex on 21 August after Phase 2HA restrictions. Participants had the opportunity to learn some basic fundamental diving skills and had a chance to climb to 10m platform tower for an unforgettable experience!


National Divers at the FINA Diving World Cup 2021

Well done National Divers who competed at the FINA Diving World Cup 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Divers Fong Kay Yian and Ashlee Tan finished 39th (232.55 pts) and 48th (182.55pts) respectively in the Women’s 3m Springboard event. Mark and Timothy Lee took part in the Men 3m Springboard and finished 38th (323.10pts) and 45th (303.50pts) respectively.

Our 10m platform divers, Jonathan Chan and Freida Lim also competed at the World Cup. Jonathan placed 24th (371.80pts) and also competed in the Men’s 10m synchronised with partner, Max Lee placing 15th (318.18pts).

Freida competed in the Women 10m Platform and qualified for the semi-finals placing 15th (272.35pts). Her performance at the World Cup earned her spot in the Olympics later this year, making her the first female diver to qualify for Singapore!

Freida picked up diving under our founding head coach Orla in 2012. She is now coaching our Learn-to-Dive programme. Job well done to all the divers!

Technical Director – Damien Ler

Torpedo is delighted to announce that Damien Ler has joined the Torpedo coaching team as technical director and fundamentals coach.

Damien was the national diving manager at SSA for 11 years and was tasked with building a national diving programme from scratch in 2008. He led the efforts in recruitment, coaching development and club development, on top of his national team management duties. Damien left SSA in 2019 to pursue other professional interests, after delivering Singapore’s first ever diving Olympian (Jonathan Chan) in September 2019. Damien has also been appointed by SNOC as the assistant Chef de Mission at the SEA Games 2022 in Hanoi.

Affectionately known as Mr Diving in the local diving community, Damien will spearhead the club efforts in building a robust club programme at Torpedo, and provide valuable advice to our divers, parents on the diving development pathways and student athlete pathways.

Damien holds Gymnastics and Diving Coaching certifications, and is a SportSG-certified athlete life coach. He is also a FINA ‘A’ diving judge.

Diving Holiday Classes!

This school holidays, Torpedo Dive School is rolling out our holiday classes! Learn a new sport in a fun and engaging way, whilst picking up skills such as coordination, balance, confidence and basic diving techniques.

Please contact us (Whatsapp: +65 84670030) for more information!


If your child has not attained water confidence, Torpedo Dive School has rolled out a new TORPEDO SWIM-DIVE PROGRAMME. Students will take swimming lessons (Aqua Starfish and Sailor programmes) conducted by our sister company, the Torpedo Swim School. Upon attaining water confidence, students may start diving lessons straightaway. Diving lessons can also be held concurrently with swimming lessons and work towards Swimsafer Bronze proficiency.

The swimming lessons are held in various locations in Singapore. Please whatsapp or call 8467 0030 for a discussion!

Fees: $ 245 / 12 lessons (3 months) once a week of swimming lessons

*Free Diving lessons for one month upon completion of Aqua Sailor Swimsafer Stage 1!

High Performance Coach – Liu Lian

We are proud to announce that Coach Liu Lian has joined our diving coaching team since January 2020. Coach Liu was a former national diver from China and has coached in a provincial diving team for 5 years before coming to Singapore together with her spouse. Coach Liu will be coaching the competitive and learn to dive programmes at the Singapore Diving training centre in Toa Payoh.