Located in the centre of the University of British Columbia, the UBC Aqua Society is a non-profit dive club proudly run by students since 1957! Our purpose is to build a community among local divers and channel people’s adventure spirits towards the ocean. We are open to everybody, students and non-students.

We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and offer a range of PADI courses from beginner to professional level with low student to instructor ratios, high-quality training, a fun atmosphere, and opportunities to socialize with other club divers. Check out our dive courses here.

As BC is one of the premier locations for cold water diving, we are especially proud of educating safe diving habits in these unique conditions, while appreciating the local wildlife and environment. Whether you are looking to start your diving journey, are an experienced diver looking for new skills, or are interesting in becoming a dive professional, you are more than welcome to visit our shop and have a chat!

Become a club member now to get access to rental gear discounts, air fills and social events such as BBQs and club dives!

Upcoming Courses

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Scuba Refresher

PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Advanced Open Water

PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Specialty Courses

Drop-in Pool Practice

News and Events

Halloween Pumpkin Dive- 2022, A UBC Aqua Society Tradition from the 80’s

Check out the website for courses, follow our social media (Instagram / Facebook) for events and updates!

We are going through our gear and are going to have a clearance sale in the summer. Keep an eye for our used rental gear such as wetsuits, regulators and other dive gear.

For other products on sale, drop by at the dive shop or check out our online shop