Tom Daley did enough to progress to tonight's platform synchro final at the FINA World Cup.
Daley and experienced team-mate Peter Waterfield showed signs of rustiness in their first competition since finishing sixth at last July's World Championships as they relied on an impressive last dive to win through to the 12-team final.
"It wasn't our best performance by any means," Daley said.
"But the thought that we dived like that and finished sixth and qualified for the final is comforting.
"We know that we have to step it up a lot in the final."
In this afternoon's session Becky Gallantree and Hannah Starling will attempt to book Great Britain two Olympic places in the 3m springboard.
The pair need to claim a top-18 finish to remain in contention to go to the Games in the individual event.
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