UBUC offers a wide veriety of training for all levels of diver. Whether you are a dive leader (or equivalent) with more than 400 dives or completely new to scuba diving – we have something for you. From basic diving to specialty skills, you can learn it all through UBUC. If you are training with us, you will also need membership (see Joining Us).

2017 Training Prices

  • Ocean Diver: £75
  • Sports Diver: £55
  • Sports Diver Crossover: £65
  • Dive Leader: £32
  • Dive Leader Crossover: £42
  • Advanced Diver & SDCs: Speak to the Extended Training Officer for more information

The training price includes the training pack, lectures, theory test, practical pool sessions and kit hire for the pool sessions. Entry to dive sites and kit hire for open water sessions is not included. All trainees require their own mask, snorkel and fins for pool sessions. For more information on kit required see Equipment You Need and Equipment We Have pages. For more information about these courses, more information can be found below.

Ocean Diver

The Ocean Diver (OD) qualification is your first step into the world of scuba diving. We will teach you the essential knowledge and skills needed to dive safely. You will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 20m. The OD course consists of 7 lectures, 5 sheltered water lessons and 4 open water lessons. For more information, see the BSAC Ocean Diver page.

This course is organised by the Training Officer. Lectures and Sheltered Water lessons take place in the first term. Open Water lessons happen from March onwards.

Sports Diver

The Sports Diver (SD) course extends your training to allow you to experience a wider range of diving sites and conditions. The course hones your rescue skills, navigation, techniques with equipment and more about breathing gas. You will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 35m. The SD course consists of 6 Theory lessons, 1 Sheltered Water lessons and 5 Open Water lessons. For more information, see the BSAC Sports Diver page.

This course is organised by the Training Officer. Lectures and Sheltered Water lessons take place at the beginning of the second term, and Open Water lessons from March onwards.

Course packs are available for purchase from the Student Union website here.

Dive Leader

As a Dive Leader (DL), you are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership. You will be competent in planning dives for groups of divers, and managing diving on the day. Dive Leaders are a necessity for UBUC in order to run any club trip. The course consists of 12 classroom lessons, 7 Open Water dives, 2 Dry Practical lessons and 20 dives in a range of conditions. For more information, see the BSAC Dive Leader page.

This course is organised by the Extended Training Officer. Lectures and Dry Practical lessons take place at the beginning of the second term, and Open Water lessons from March onwards.

Course packs are available for purchase from the Student Union website here.

Upcoming Events
  • UBUC Pub Session December 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm White Harte
  • UBUC Pub Session December 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm White Harte
  • UBUC Pub Session January 2, 2018 at 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm White Harte
  • Ocean Diver Pool Session January 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm