University Of Bristol Underwater Club

Whether you’re a qualified diver or you’ve always been keen to learn, UBUC has something for you!

 

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What we offer

Affordable scuba diving, awesome trips in the UK and abroad, training in all BSAC qualifications, plus our regular socials! Select an icon to find out more.

New divers

UBUC offers training towards the BSAC Ocean Diver qualification. We begin training in October each year.

Continuing training

You can attain your next qualification level with us! We offer additional training up to instructor level, as well as other skills development courses.

Dive trips

If you’re already qualified, come dive with us! We run trips most weekends to locations across the UK, using our two boats, as well as annual trips abroad.

Social activities

We don’t just do diving! We also have many varied social activities such as talks, bar crawls (including with our boats) and visits!

2020 in numbers

Despite the situation around coronavirus UBUC is still doing a lot of fun and safe diving! Take a look at some of our year-to-date stats:

litres of air breathed underwater

dives completed

trips run

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Plymouth Weekend

Plymouth Weekend

We had fair weather for most of the weekend and the diving conditions were good. Saturday we dived the JEL and the Glen Strathallen. On the JEL the vis was around 3-6m and with the sun out made for a beautiful dive. We can confirm that despite the recent...

Babbacombe

Babbacombe

On Sunday 6th September, a group of 6 UBUCers, including two newly-qualified ocean divers, headed down to Babbacombe on a beautiful sunny morning. Babbacombe was seriously busy and no surprise as the sun was shining, the vis was ~5m and there was plenty of life to be...

Cromhall – New Ocean Divers!

Cromhall – New Ocean Divers!

On Saturday, 4 Ocean Diver trainees and 2 instructors headed over to Cromhall (as it is now reopen, under new management) for a day finishing their OD qualifications. Although the vis was not great, many of the underwater attractions had not been put in yet, and a...

Babbacombe Night Dive

Babbacombe Night Dive

Back into the sea within the same week due to fairly good vis and calm conditions. Upon arriving and seeing the stunningly flat water in the bay, we were all very excited for our upcoming dives. In two waves (with the drysuit divers being able to stay under for close...

Chesil Cove

Chesil Cove

After a few trips in a row with some questionable visibility, we finally encountered vis over a meter with a weekend bimble at Chesil. With lovely sunny conditions above the water and 6m of vis under, we all had a lovely day, complete with some great tunes and...

Hallsands

Hallsands

After the logistics of social distancing had been worked out at Brixham we were keen to get off on another trip. After navigating several miles of single track roads (which were a little too narrow for one member’s van) we got down to a slightly grey site. On...