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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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!

Porthkerris 2022

Porthkerris 2022

Day 1 – Saturday 2nd April Welcome to PK, it’s swell! After a late night for some and an early night for others, the campsite was woken by yours truly at 7am for a lovely early start. Of course, not all caravans were ready in time to leave by 8am (a theme...

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...