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!

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Red Sea

Red Sea

After a run-up filled with worries of covid restrictions, positive tests and the possibility of a cancelled trip, 8 of us finally managed to fly out to Hurghada, board the Blue Melody liveaboard and spend an incredible week diving around the northern Red Sea. Escaping...

NDAC

NDAC

On Sunday morning we headed down with our training officer Chris, Harry and myself to NDAC. After stepping out of the car into a frozen puddle, we instantly realised why late November dives are not a crowd-favourite. Despite the sub-zero temperatures, we were excited...

Chesil Night Dive

Chesil Night Dive

A group of 7 divers set off from Bristol on Wednesday afternoon to complete a night dive at the far East side of the 29km long Chesil beach. After about 2 hours in the car, we arrived at the pebbled coast to find glass like conditions; the stillness of the water was...

Louis Sheid

Louis Sheid

A group of 8 divers headed down to Thurlestone on a Sunday to dive the Louis Shied – a Belgian steamer that ran aground off the shore after a rescue mission during WW2. Neil was first in the water, snorkelling out to locate and shot the wreck, which he managed to do...

NDAC

NDAC

On Saturday, 7 divers headed to NDAC. After staring at the freezing water for a while, we finally got in for our first dive. Visibility was really good, and we managed to see a few fish. We did a pretty quick CBL and a seemingly endless tow (sorry will), and then...

Boat Handling Course

Boat Handling Course

Day 1 On a bright Saturday morning a group of tired and hungover divers arrived at the SU for the first day of their boat handling course taught by the not so hungover Chris and Sam. This day involved theory lessons of the need to know with boat handling. This...