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!
Our Intro Talk will be on October 2nd, 6pm at Steam, Bristol. Please come along to find out more information about the club, what we get up to and how to join!
For just £5 you can come to the pool, based in the SU, and have a go at scuba diving one on one with an instructor! Try dives this year will be on the 29th September from 2:30pm until 7:00pm, and are split into 4 sessions. You must book beforehand - please visit this link to book.
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 the Calendar 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 White Rabbit every Tuesday evening from 8pm. 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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