About the Club

The Oxford University Underwater Exploration Group (OUUEG) is a fun company of around 100 divers – students, staff and alumni of the University of Oxford, as well as people from all walks of life. 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 in diving all year round all over the UK and abroad.

OUUEG has a lot of active members and offer diving that suits everyone, from beginners to more experienced divers. We teach diving and skill development courses at all levels, organise weekend trips throughout the diving season (mostly to the South Coast, where our club boat is 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 a reasonably enough scuba equipment to outfit even 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 singe-stroke engine.  It is equipped with a Lowrance GPS/chartplotter, Lowrance depth sounder and a VHF radio. Of course we always carry the full emergency equipment including pure oxygen on board.

The club boat is based in Plymouth and besides regular underwater expeditions to the south coast the club offers during season nearly every weekend a great trips to enjoy our favourite sport. We are very proud having supported the research by ProMare, a nautical archaeology charity, by granting them access to our boat.

Seahorse is an amazing club asset for a student run dive club and hopefully you will come on a board and dive with us soon!

OUUEG Committee

President Jenny Barrett
Diving Officer Marko Jung
Treasurer Yingqi Liu
Expeditions Officer Rona Costello
Kit Officers Olly Washington (and Tom Gray)
Boat Officer (Assistant) Tom Walter (and Clare Markham)
Training Officer (Assistant) Suzi Black (and Vojtech Prazak)
Advanced Training Officer Holger Schuhmann
Social Secretary Max Jamilly
Secretary Farah Colchester
Membership Secretary (Assistant) Penny Hancock (and Helena Taberman)
IT Officer Kristian Kocher