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UBUC (University of Bristol Underwater Club) provides a highly active diving, training, and social environment, and is also Britain's biggest scuba diving club! From complete beginner to advanced diver the club has something for everyone, providing the opportunity to expand upon your experience, gain new qualifications and most importantly explore the exciting underwater world, both here in the UK and abroad! It's the cheapest scuba diving you'll ever do - and likely the most fun!


For lots more information than can be described here, head over to our website!

Virtual Welcome Fair

To meet the commitee, learn more about the club and it's upcoming activities this year, visit us at the Virtual Welcome Fair on the 7th October!


Completely New to Diving? Try Dives are for you!

Our try dive will be taking place on Saturday 17th October. Spaces are limited and must be purchased online before the event.

Want to learn how to dive? Check out our BSAC Ocean Diver Training!

Training starts in October and includes the use of the university pool, our scuba kit and weekly theory lectures. We do open water training in Cornwall at Easter each year and train all levels of Brtish Sub-Aqua Club diver and instructor qualifications up to Advanced Diver thanks to our dedicated team of volunteer instructors. Members can also train to drive our club boats, blend Nitrox, learn underwater photography, to use VHF radios and lots more!


Already Qualified? Come diving with us!

We run trips all year to beautiful and exciting dive locations around south-west England, occasional trips abroad and an annual summer expedition to a different place each year. We dive from the shore, and often from our very own dive boats (we have two!). Check out our bulletin for upcoming events: as a member you'll receive a weekly email informing you of all the trips we are running and allowing you to sign up to them!


It's not just about the diving...

On our surface intervals, we meet at the pub every Tuesday evening from 8pm during term time. We have socials every few weeks and also run a popular bar crawl around the harbour with our boats! On top of that, we also organise interesting talks such as the Avon and Somerset Police Divers, Cave Divers, Mine Clearance Divers, Nautical Archaeology Society, the BBC, diving in lakes in Africa... and we even go wild camping when the weather's not good enough for diving!


UBUC at Porthkerris, Cornwall

Activity Hardship Fund

If you're worried about the expenses which come with joining a society like UBUC, fear no longer! Bristol offers a grant, the Activity Hardship Fund, which is directly aimed at students who see money as a barrier for joining a society. You can apply for up to £100 a year, so it's not to be missed.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about diving at university feel free to just send an email or send us a message on our facebook group. Come see us on our stand at the Virtual Welcome Fair!

You can contact individual Committee members, see the webpage here.

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.