The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Diving


Your preteen, teen and adults sims will be able to complete the diving hobby once you complete the It’s All Going Swimmingly Quest to build the swim center, once built your sims can click on the diving boards and select one of the options:

  • Brief Leap- 10 minutes
  • Aquatic Lunges- 1 hour
  • Disciplined Dive- 12 hours
  • All Day Dive – 1 day

Once you complete the collection for the first time you will be able to place diving boards in your pools at home to complete the hobby there.

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the diving medal collectibles. Every time you complete one of the options above your diving hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the diving medal collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL  10 minutes 1 hour  12 hours 1 day
1-2 4% 25% 150% 299%
2-3 3% 22% 133% 266%
3-4 2% 16% 100% 199%
4-5 1% 8% 50% 99%
5-6 4% 25% 49%

For example, you would need to do the 12 hour option 4 times to reach level 6 from level 5

NOTE: it says 150% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what diving medal collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Oafish Sim Tsunami, Twist, Flip and Drench and Tidal Backward Spin are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Maladroit Silver Bomb is now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Stage Diver Tilt-O-Sault and Triple Pickle Flip are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Intermediate Fist from Heaven and Spiral Spill are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Flipper Golden Reverse Spin and Silent Nibiru are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Master Fancy Flip and Twist and Poseidon are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed diving collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection/dive again’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are diving boards, lifeguard chair and 3LP:

  • The first time you complete the collection you unlock diving boards for home pools, so you can complete the hobby at home instead of at the swim center (these can be found in the pool items section of the home store):

  • The second time unlocks a lifeguard chair for you to use around the pools in your gardens (it costs S4,000 and can be found in the pool items section of the home store)

  • From the third time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP


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47 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Diving

  1. Hello !! Hermione here again!! Sorry to bother u again but my two Sims have been diving for 3 months doing a disciplined dive (12 hrs- wait u probs already knew that!!!) And are on level 6. They have lots more medals that they can get, but they are constantly getting the same ones like sim tsunami… is there any way to speed this up?
    ~Thanks again for all of your helpful replies, Hermione~

    • Not really, you just have to keep trying, as they are level 6 you may just want to do the quickest option over and over, I know it’s a bit annoying but you will probably get them quicker 🙂

      • Okay thanx, my woodworking Sims and figure skating Sims have unlocked everything and are both on their 6-7 collection, every time It takes me longer and longer to. Complete them… is it the same with diving, should I just keep going?
        Thanx again, Hermione 🙂

  2. Hi, im Bin “bad english” again ^^
    I just have a question: im doing the pool quest and the target is finish the 1st level medal. My sim has 2 medals is Twist …, Tidal … And silver bomb (of lv 2). I have done many times but still not able to find the sim tsunami medal 😦 Is it because im in the level 2 so cant have that medal? 😦
    I look forward to receiving your answer.
    Thank you so much.

  3. With the most recent update, I keep getting the lifeguard chair prize, but have no idea what it does or where it goes. It doesn’t seem to be in the home store… Do you know what the lifeguard chair prize is? Is it worth the work? I was getting 3 LPs before the update, but now it’s just the chair every time.


  4. Hi again. I’m looking for your opinion, once again. My quest requires doing a Triple Pickle Flip using a diving board in a neighboring town. I have two divers that are qualified to do it. One is an adult, one is a pre-teen. (Both have done one in the past and are above level 3).

    In your opinion do any of the following make any difference getting it done quicker? I’m on day two, mostly using the 10 minute and one hour dives. Should I use the pre-teen or the adult? Should I use the community pool or one at a house? Should I try the longer dive times? Any other options? And how long do you usually give it until you skip it with LPs?

    Skipping tasks brings me to another question. I’m almost done with “Sous Judgmental” and I need a toddler to make mud pies. I was going to skip that one, since my toddler is now a pre-teen. I do have a brand new baby, so I can grow him. But my question is, there is no option to skip the task. I’ve not seen that before, but I rarely look, because I do 98% of the tasks, that’s the fun of playing. Is it common to not be able to skip tasks?

    Thanks again for your work and help,

    • Hello again, I would just do the 10 minute option over and over again until you get it, longer options aren’t going to help you find it quickly, it doesn’t matter what sim you use, I would probably use a preteen though as the adult can do something else like gardening to make money and I would do it at a neighbours house. And the time before you skip it really depends on how patient you are or how many LPs you have, I would probably give it a full day of trying before giving up as I am not very patient!
      Yes it is common you can’t skip tasks for quests, you can only skip on social tasks and weekly tasks.
      Hope this helps!

  5. Looking for your opinion – is it worth restarting a hobby? I’m using 4 divers simultaneously to rack up LPs from the medal collection, but once they reach maximum level it might make sense to restart them at level 1 to also collect all the levelling up prizes again. I’m guessing that taking up another hobby temporarily would then let me come back to diving at level 1. Levelling up also seems to increase town value so if I abandon a hobby I wonder if my town would lose value?

      • Yay, it worked. I think it’s important to have at least one Sim fully skilled in each hobby, which seems to let a newbie get any of the collectibles. Thanks 🙂

  6. Hello! I have an adult and teen sim currently doing the diving hobby, but I’m having a weird issue. They level up INCREDIBLY slow. Like, they will MAYBE increase 1% after diving for at least a day straight. That’s a glitch, right? Or is that normal?…

  7. I have two preteens and one adult on diving and my adult is on level 3 and my preteens are on level 1. Last night the preteens were about %90 through level one and leveled up. This morning they were %4 through level one but are achieving level two medals!

      • Thanks! I thought so after noticing that my other hobby bars were doing it, except for my fashion designer( He’s a level six and needs to get one more item!)
        Love the blog,

  8. Finished the diving hobby, bought a diving board for a Sim home pool. The base won’t layer on the tile, it goes on the grass leaving just the tip of the board over the pool water. What is the trick to installing the diving board properly? Hope you know the solution to this problem.
    Your blog is fantastic! I so appreciate all the time you must have put in compiling all this information.

  9. Whenever I try and make my sim dive its saying that it can’t do the task even though nothing is surrounding the diving board to stop it from doing the task. Any help?

  10. Looking for a neighbor with a diving board. P.s. I’m almost done with the hobby to get mine

    Game Center bflymomma

  11. I have to perform the triple pickle flip in a neighbours town, can this be done in the swimming centre of a neighbours town?

  12. I don’t remember if I finished this quest on time before but if you did finish this on time, are the diving boards free? Bc on my sims, it costs LPs. I wanted to buy diving boards for my pool bc I want my sims to do their diving in my hobby house instead of doing it in the swimcenter. And the diving boards I need to buy costs LPs but they’re all only rated one star, why is that?

  13. Another question, what is a “lucky spin”? I kept reading it in your other posts but I don’t know what it is

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