About the Club

The Oxford University Underwater Exploration Group (OUUEG) is a company of around 100 divers – students, staff and alumni of the University of Oxford, as well as people not affiliated with the University.

The club is a recognised University Sports club of the University of Oxford and an official branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC).

OUUEG was founded in 1963 and is one of the oldest dive clubs in the UK. The club has a long history of diving all year round all over the UK and abroad.

OUUEG has a lot of active members and offers diving that suits everyone, from beginners to more experienced divers. We teach diving and skills development courses at all levels, organise weekend trips throughout the diving season (mostly to the south coast where our club boat is currently based), as well as longer expeditions to more distant parts of the UK and abroad. New members are always welcome – you don’t need to be at the University to join us!


The club is fortunate enough to have enough SCUBA equipment to accommodate even our larger expeditions.

All equipment is stored in our kit hut at the Iffley Sports Centre.

Club members can hire equipment for their dive trips (see here for details).

Seahorse  – our club boat

The club owns a hard hull boat ‘Seahorse’. It is a 5.8m RHIB, purchased in 2004, with a Honda 135hp outboard single-stroke engine.  It is equipped with a Lowrance GPS/chartplotter, Lowrance depth sounder and a VHF radio. We always carry full emergency equipment, including pure oxygen, on board.

The club boat is based in Plymouth and the club offers as many weekends as possible over summer diving from her. Seahorse is a definite club asset for a student run dive club.

We are also in the process of rehabilitating Sea Elephant, a smaller inflatable boat, which will be able to accommodate a couple more divers.

OUUEG Committee 2018/19

President Rona Costello
Diving Officer Holger Schuhmann
Treasurer Claire Holubowskyj
Expeditions Officer (Assistant) Clare Markham (Kelly Smith)
Kit Officer (Assistant) Farah Colchester
Boat Officer (Assistant) Jack Brady (Tom Walter)
Training Officer (Assistant) Penny Hancock (Suzy Rowe)
Advanced Training Officer Farah Colchester
Social Secretary Jack Brady
Secretary Jenny Barrett
Membership Secretary (Assistant) Imre Mager
IT Officer Marko Jung