Trip Reports

Great Barrier Reef

After training and diving so far only in UK water, where better to have my first tropical dives than on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter (or Reefie). With four days booked, I was lucky to visit a range reef dive sites at many different times of day, from Read more…

By Jake Wacker, ago
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Not Lundy

Over the weekend of the 19th of August 6 of us tried our luck at getting over to Lundy island to do some of the fantastic diving on offer there. In particular we had obtained a licence to dive the protected wreck of the Iona II from the warden. We Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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…

By admin, ago
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Plymouth and Eddystone

On Friday the 3rd a bunch of us headed down to Plymouth with a flotilla of 3 boats. Two separate trips were planned, but lots of people dropped out – the amalgamated trip was a great idea though. We had fantastic diving conditions and ended up helping recover some abandoned Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago
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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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Indonesia

Indonesia – Anna’s first tropical diving! UBUC-ers featured: Carla Greco and Abby Dent The day after finishing uni this year I hopped on my first ever long-haul flight and headed out to Indonesia. I was staying on Gili T for most of my trip, which despite being known as a Read more…

By Anna Hughes, ago
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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…

By admin, ago
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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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Eastern Kings amazing viz!

On Saturday 4 of our divers headed down to Plymouth for brunch and diving. Firstly, we visited the most important spot! Elveras café is about a 10 minute walk from this site and will fill you with mighty breakfasts for very little money. The diving was spectacular, with visibility between Read more…

By Sam Walder, ago