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Sub Aqua

Learn to Scuba dive with the University of Sussex Sub-Aqua Club

Make the most of your time at a coastal university and learn to scuba dive with one of the most established sports clubs at Sussex. The Sussex coast is rich with historic ship wrecks and amazing marine life.

The University of Sussex Sub Aqua Club has been operating for over thirty years and has trained hundreds of Sussex and Brighton university students to dive. We are one of the best equipped and friendliest clubs at the University of Sussex with dive gear for all our trainees and our own dive boat.

We provide safe and internationally recognised diver training from complete beginner to advanced. We run frequent local dive trips for both our qualified members and our trainees and we visit other parts of the UK like the South West and Scotland. We also organise overseas trips to warm water locations. And it is not all dive dive dive – we are also a social club with loads going on throughout the year. Some of our members become friends for life!

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We also welcome qualified divers from all agencies. You can continue your training with us to a higher level or simply come diving!

Useful Info

There is a weekly club night with theory and pool training commencing in the Autumn and open water training and diving from our boat commencing in the Spring.



Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

CLICK HERE to see our current ranking in the Leaf Award Leader Board.


Below are the Leaves that have been achieved by previous committees:


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.

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Some sports memberships are temporarily unavailable while we resolve an IT issue. We hope to get them back online as soon as possible.


  • Sub Aqua Standard Membership£70.00

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  • Sports Diver Course£60.00
  • Sports Diver Course Transfer£70.00
  • Ocean Diver Course - First payment£84.00

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Other useful contacts

Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Development Manager - Sarah Hall

Email: sarah.h@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 877322
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Assistant - Kira Couzens

Email: kira.c@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873387
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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