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!

2021 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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Baygitano!

Baygitano!

On a lovely Saturday morning, a group of UBUC’ers rose at dawn to travel to the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis. For a lovely bootcamp warmup, we carried the boats and equipment what felt like miles to launch them into the water. We then set off into the...

Babbacombe Again!

Babbacombe Again!

A small group of UBUC’ers headed down to Babbacombe as after Monday’s storm, there weren’t many sites diveable. Although the visibility was a bit pants, we still saw lots of crustaceans including lobsters and crabs, and we even managed some open...

NDAC (National Diving and Activity Centre)

NDAC (National Diving and Activity Centre)

On a rainy Sunday October morning 5 divers headed down to NDAC for some training. After taking the minibus down to the shore we started out with a rescue dive for Matt’s training and a forward roll entry for Bryony’s to finish their Sports Diver. Vis was...

Try Dives 2021

Try Dives 2021

UBUC welcomed 37 new trainees as part of our Try Dives (during Bristol SU’s Give It A Go week). Thank you to all that attended, including trainees, instructors and helpers – we hope you had an amazing time and we hope to see you again in the water soon!...

Babbacombe!

Babbacombe!

7 of us at UBUC ventured to Devon on an early Saturday morning for a shore dive at Babbacombe beach. After setting up the kit we split the OD’s and trainee ODs into groups to practice some diving. For many of these divers it was two years In the making and the scenery...

Back to Swanage..

Back to Swanage..

Vis reports stated that Swanage was ‘4m and getting clearer’ so we decided to head down to see what all the fuss was about, introduce some new members to the club and finish off some training. Well, not sure who posted ‘4m’ but that was...