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