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!

2023 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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Try Dives 2022

Try Dives 2022

UBUC welcomed 20 new Try Divers during Bristol SU’s ‘Give it a Go week’. Our Try Dive involved giving basic skill lessons to people completely new to diving, helping give them the confidence to begin a new and exciting sport.  In-pool activities included egg and spoon...

Brixham Shoalstone and Breakwater

Brixham Shoalstone and Breakwater

Five dived at Brixham on 15/10/22, where there was a good 4m visibility and the sea was calm. In the morning we dived the Shoalstone site on high tide. We explored the gently sloping reef and saw plenty of fish species, a small conger eel, sponges, velvet swimming...

Gozo 2022

Gozo 2022

Foreword 16 UBUC’ites headed off to Gozo (Malta) for 10 days of most excellent diving, food and fun. Here’s what we got up to… Picture captions by Chris. Day 1 (Chris) – Arrival (Most) of us arrived at Gatwick having set off pretty early from...

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...