Trip Reports

Philippines

Foreword It all started with ‘can we run a UBUC trip to the Philippines’. We spent weeks trying to work out how this could happen. Unfortunately, we felt that due to logistics we had to keep the group size small. Turning up in a new place without booking anything can Read more…

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Trip Reports

Brixham Training Trip

We headed down for a quick Ocean Diver training trip at Brixham to finish 3 Ocean Diver qualifications. Although the vis was terrible and there was quite a current at Shoalstone, we managed to do everything that we needed to get done. Congratulations to everyone for finishing OD and welcome Read more…

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Trip Reports

Baygitano w/ NORAD Sub Aqua

One of UBUC’s Assistant Instructors, Iain, requested on Thursday if he could run a trip to complete his Dive Leader qualification. Thus on Sunday, Josh and I headed down to West Bay to dive the Baygitano with Iain and Godfrey from NORAD Sub Aqua. We launched their RIB out of Read more…

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Trip Reports

Skomer!

Foreword – Chris 11 UBUC’ers headed down to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire for long weekend of awesome diving. Here’s what we got up to! Saturday – Ollie Not letting the rainy Pembrokeshire morning dampen our spirits, we set off for Martin’s Haven to launch the boats, which – somewhat surprisingly Read more…

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Trip Reports

Baygitano (Lyme Regis)

14 UBUC’ers left Bristol bright and early at 6:30am on Saturday morning, only to reach Lyme Regis and discover a very choppy sea. Even the harbourmaster was warning us not to go out, so in the end after a discussion we decided to postpone diving activities until the next day. Read more…

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Trip Reports

Swanage Pier

It was a surprisingly sunny morning down at Swanage, after the 2.5 hour drive from Bristol – or in Ollie’s case a 3.5 hour drive… We started the days activities with an introduction to UK diving for Rocco and Toby, some Sports diver training with Ellie, and some easy fun Read more…

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Dive Sites

Eastern Kings / Devil’s Point

Eastern Kings (also known as Devil’s Point) is usually done as a shore dive, and starts in Firestone Bay, Plymouth.This dive must be done on slack tide unless it’s bang on neaps, and is advisable to do on a high slack so the river sediment doesn’t reduce the visibility. You Read more…

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