Welcome to RU BSAC!
We have regular meetings on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Edith Morley (HumSS) G74; in which we plan all our training, trips and socials.
Join the facebook group, come along to the meeting and see how you can get involved!
Reading University BSAC is affiliated to the British Sub Aqua Club – the UK's leading dive club. For 45 years we have provided the opportunity for our members to learn to dive and gain recognised diving qualifications. You can also build on your existing knowledge and experience by taking part in further diver training or skills development courses.
We welcome divers from all agencies (including PADI) or complete novices who want to enjoy the exciting world beneath the waves!
RUBSAC arranges regular dive trips including visits to the British coast; National Dive Centre, Chepstow; and overseas trips to Malta, Lanzarote and the Red Sea. In addition, we have our club dive boat, Bungle, stored in West Bay on the West Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast. Our members also enjoy access to a wide selection of diving equipment available for hire, including cylinders, regulators and BCDs.
Whether you’re just starting out or already an experienced diver, RUBSAC gives you the opportunity to dive in a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment.
You can join us on facebook here!
Please check availability through facebook
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Sports Diver Lecture (Deeper Diving, Edith Morley G27).
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Club Meeting (Edith Morley G27).
Tuesday 30th January 2018 - Sports Diver Lecture (Diver Rescue, Edith Morley G27).
Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Sports Diver Pool Session (Rescue Skills, Kendrick School).
Saturday 3rd February - Sports Diver Open Water Session (Rescue Skills, Wraysbury Lake).
Tuesday 6th February - Sports Diver Lecture (Breathing Gas & Planning, Edith Morley G27).
Wednesday 7th February - Give It A Go Try Dives (Edith Morley G27).
Tuesday 13th February - Sports Diver Lecture (Going Diving, Edith Morley G27).
Tuesday 20th February - Sports Diver Lecture (Revision Session, Edith Morley G27).
Tuesday 27th February - Sports Diver Lecture (Theory Exam, Edith Morley G27).
Friday 18th May - Farne Islands 'Seal Bothering' Trip (Farne Islands) - Sold Out.
Monday 18th June - Lanzarote Club Trip (Lanzarote) - Sold Out.
Our Ocean Diver course for 2017-18 has now closed. If you would like to stay involved in the club, please join our Facebook Page!
I'm not qualified - I want to learn!
If you're not a qualified diver, you will need the following: Club Membership, Ocean Diver Training, and BSAC Membership (ask for more details). Our course is aimed at complete novices with no prior diving experience. The fee includes all of your pool sessions, course materials, and theory examinations, although you'll have to hire your own exposure suit, pay for site entry, and travel costs. You will need to go on at least 4 open open water dives in order to qualify, which can usually be achieved over 1 weekend. We have limited dates available for training, so it is reccomended that before starting a course you ensure that you have as many weekends free in November and December as possible.
I'm qualified - I want to dive!
If you're already qualified with BSAC, PADI, or another organisation, you will need both Club Membership, and BSAC Membership (ask for more details). This gives you free access to all of our kit, as well as the opportunity to continue to expand your diving knowledge and experience!
What does "club membership" mean?
All divers wishing to join our club should purchase standard membership, which gives you free to our kit and the opportunity to continue and expand your diving knowledge and qualifications.
What is BSAC membership?
We are a BSAC affiliated club and therefore, in addition to your RUBSAC membership, all members will need to join the British Sub Aqua Club (current direct debit student fee £29.50) which covers you with worldwide third-party liability insurance (when diving) and includes a free digital subscription to Scuba magazine, exclusive member offers and access to their internationally regonised diver training programme.
In compliance with RUSU policy, all members must join 'Sports Fed' unless they are already a member (i.e. involved with other sports clubs on campus). The cost for this academic year is £15 and covers you in the event of an accident. When purchasing club membership, RUSU will prompt you if you need this.
If you have a medical condition that may prevent you from diving, please speak to us first before purchasing membership or Ocean Diver.
Due to BSAC training rules, we are unable to accept members who are under 18 years of age. Please ask us on Facebook if you need more information.
Check out these cool videos of us diving in Malta!
Please Note: All trip deposits as well as payments for Lanzarote and the Farne Islands are non-refundable. In order to attend, you are required to hold both club and BSAC membership. If you need any more details, please contact us via our Facebook page.
Our trips to the Farne Islands (May) and Lanzarote (June) have now sold out. We kindly request that you do not purchase these options unless you have already received confirmation from the trip leaders that you have been accepted. We are unable to offer refunds on these items.