The 22-year-old from Plymouth won a bronze medal in the event four years ago in London and has already tasted success in Rio.
The timings for the event are (in UK time):
The preliminary round begins at 8pm on Friday.
The semi-final begins at 3pm on Saturday.
The final will take place at 8.30pm on Saturday.
Daley was bested by Bo Qiu of China in second place, with Team USA’s David Boudia taking the gold.
He also competed in the same event in Beijing in 2008, finishing seventh.
He and Dan Goodfellow came third in the 10m men’s synchronised platform event.
Other Team GB divers have also had success in diving events.
Jack Laugher won silver in the men’s 3m springboard and then went one better and came first in the synchronised 3m springboard alongside Chris Mears.
Daley will be pleased to hear that he will no longer be diving into the murky green water which previously sat in the diving pool.
He was among those who tweeted their confusion at the water’s bizarre metamorphosis.
The pool was drained and refilled at the weekend.
According to the New York Times, someone mistakenly added 160 litres of hydrogen peroxide to the water.
The blunder neutralised the chlorine’s ability to kill “organic compounds”, which may include algae.
Hydrogen peroxide is effective as a pool cleaner but not when used in conjunction with chlorine.