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!

2022 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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Vobster Quay – 3/6/22

Vobster Quay – 3/6/22

After a pleasant 8am departure, Harry and I headed down to Vobster to explore the sunken treasures of that cold, dark pit. There we met Becca, Stuart and Chris, who’d arrived (much earlier) to do some SD training. Before entering the quarry, I noted all the...

Lundy May 2022

Lundy May 2022

Six UBUCers headed down to North Devon for an early Saturday morning start to catch a charter boat to Lundy Island with Wild Frontiers. A few of us camped locally the night before and woke up to sea views and a beautiful sunny day! After an hour’s sail we arrived in a...

Vobster Quay

Vobster Quay

Gruelingly early on Saturday morning, 12 UBUC’ers eeled into their tightly packed cars and headed down to Vobster Quay for a morning of diving. This was the perfect opportunity for Chris and Jase to instruct the two OD trainees and five SD trainees in the art of...

Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

Early on Saturday morning, eight UBUCers headed down to Swanage pier for some diving in non-freezing temperatures. Chris, our resident fish, did four dives to train some ODs and SDs, so diving started quickly as Chris loses his powers if he stays on land for too long....

Chesil Cove

Chesil Cove

After wisely deciding that an early start was unnecessary, Chris, Ollie and Caitlin headed down to Chisel Cove for a couple of dives in the sunshine. The sea was pancake calm but despite this the vis was a bit milky, though still an enjoyable 4-6m. Across two dives we...

Chesil Cove

Chesil Cove

3 divers went down to Chesil Cove for a day of Sports Diver training! Lots of life around (especially cuttlefish!) and decent vis, plus a warm day, and some good training made lots of happy divers all round!