The Alumni Foundation

UBUC is generously sponsored by the Alumni Foundation, an organisation led by the University of Bristol to support individual club projects.

In 2009 the Alumni Foundation awarded us a grant in excess of £1,000 to purchase state-of-the-art Nitrox blending facilities.

In February 2012, the Alumni Foundation awarded us a second grant for a total of £1,051 towards the renovation of our club BCD’s and the purchase of a new radio.

The Alumni Foundation provided UBUC with a third grant of £3429.40 in May 2014. This was used to replace our 47 year old compressor.


The British Sub-Aqua Club is the governing body of recreational diving in the UK. Operating through more than 1000 local diving clubs it is the largest diving club in the world. BSAC is unusual for a diver training organisation in that most of its instructors are volunteers, giving up their time freely to teach new divers, rather than professionals working in a diving school.

Being affiliated to BSAC, UBUC can award internationally recognised qualifications, allowing our divers to rent equipment and dive worldwide.

Membership of BSAC is mandatory to dive in open water and includes personal insurance.