UBUC was established during the 1960/61 academic year. Considering that scuba gear was invented in 1943 by Jacques Cousteau, much has changed in 50 years! Since then, the club has grown to around 100 paid members ranging from new trainees to seasoned divers whose expertise is vital to the smooth running of UBUC.
One of our main goals is to provide affordable scuba diving training. Every year we train around 30 divers and provide a number of international qualifications from beginner to advanced diver levels. We are affiliated to the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), and therefore issue qualifications according to BSAC standards. Over the last few years, we have gained a number of BSAC awards recognising our achievements in training. For more information, check out the training section.
Every year we organise a number of trips, both in the UK and abroad. Recent trips include: Egypt, the Farne Islands, Skomer and Porthkerris.
The club is overseen by 11 committee members. However, being such an active club means we rely on help from everyone to organise trips, help with equipment maintainance and assist with training. We strive to keep costs as low as possible, but please be aware this is an equipment-intensive club, and we provide you with most of the kit you will need.