Joining

If you hold a qualification from BSAC or any accredited training agency (e.g. PADI, SSI, CMAS) and just want to go diving with us you will need to join both BSAC and CUUEG. As a diving member you will be subscribed to our mailing list and eligible to participate in any club trip for which you are suitably qualified.

Membership rates 2016-17
Membership type CUUEG Membership BSAC Membership Total
Student Diver £40.00 £28.50 £68.50
Non-Student Diver £55.00 £56.50 £111.50
Student instructor* £5.00 £28.50 £33.50
Non-Student instructor (Club instructor, OWI or Advanced Diver)* £5.00 £51.50 £56.50
Non-Student instructor  (Advanced instructor or First Class Diver)* £5.00 £46.50 £51.50
Associate (non-Diving) £20.00 £20.00

*Full Instructors. The committee reserves the right to determine eligibility for this class of membership.

All Memberships are valid until 31 October and fees shown below are for a twelve-month period. If you join later in the year, CUUEG and BSAC membership fees are reduced pro-rata. If you join at the beginning of the academic year your membership will run until 31 October of the following year.

Joining CUUEG as a Diving Member entitles you to come on any of our trips, join our training courses, attend talks, socials and other club events. Associate Members are primarily social members, they may only dive with CUUEG outside the UK due to insurance restrictions.

To join CUUEG as a diving member:

  1. There are three forms to fill out. The CUUEG Membership form, the Medical Declaration and the BSAC Membership form in triplicate. Please follow
  2. these instructions for payment and how to fill out the forms.
  3. Medical Form. Fill out your details as normal. Remember to delete option A or B as appropriate and then sign and date. If you think you may need a referee, contact our diving officer at: divingofficer@cuueg.org.uk for more information and advice.
  4. CUUEG Membership Form. Fill out your details as normal. Sign and date.
  5. BSAC Membership Form. Write on the top one and it should go through to the other two copies. Fill out all relevant information. Follow below instructions for payment methods. Return top two copies, the third one is for you. We need two copies, one for BSAC and one for CUUEG.
  6. Print, complete and sign the medical self-declaration form – If you need a referral, there is a section with more information about this below.
  7. If over 23 years old and applying for BSAC student membership, provide evidence of student ID. You can photocopy or email a digital photo of your university card.
  8. Provide evidence of your highest qualification(s). You can send a photocopy or email a digital photo.
  9. Pay for your CUUEG & BSAC membership. There are 2 ways to pay for your BSAC and CUUEG membership. You can choose which of these you prefer.
    1. Pay CUUEG the total fee and we will transfer everything to BSAC. Leave the payment sections on the BSAC forms blank.
  • You can pay us either by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
  • The bank details are:
  • Name: CUUEG
  • Account No.: 63877043
  • Sort Code: 40-16-08
    1. Split the BSAC and CUUEG Fee. The BSAC fee can be paid my cheque, credit/debit card or cheque. Follow the instructions on the BSAC form to pay their fee. The CUUEG fee can then be paid to us either by cash, cheque or bank transfer. This method is faster for us to process.

 

Send all emails to membership@cuueg.org.uk

When posting forms, you may use the University Mailing Service (UMS), which is fast or free, or simply Royal Mail. Address any membership forms and/or payment to:

  • Marius Weber
  • Churchill College
  • Storey’s Way
  • Cambridge
  • CB3 0DS

 

Diving Medical Referrals

If you have ever had any of the conditions listed on the medical form, then you will need to be signed off by a special UKDMC-approved diving doctor, known as a Referee, before you are allowed to dive. Get this sorted as soon as possible, otherwise it could delay your training or prevent you coming on a trip. There is no need to contact a normal doctor first, just phone Milton Surgery directly and ask to speak to Dr Cain Hunt. Dr Hunt is the closest UKDMC Referee to Cambridge and recommended by us. However, you are welcome to use any other Referee from this list, if you prefer: http://ukdmc.org/medical-referees/

You may be assessed over the phone then signed off by post for about £10, or it may require an appointment for about £70. If you need to travel to Milton there are number 9 buses towards Waterbeach/Ely (or 99 for Milton Park & Ride), or it’s a 3.5 mile cycle northeast. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get there! Turn right off Milton Rd onto Cowley Park/Cowley Rd at John’s Innovation Park, then head over the Jane Coston Bridge, to avoid cycling around a horrible A14 roundabout! The Surgery shares a car park with Milton Community Centre on the corner of the road.

  • Milton Surgery
  • 87 Coles Road
  • Cambridge
  • CB24 6BL
  • 01223 420511

An appointment may include chatting about your condition(s), checking height/weight/blood pressure, exercises to test your balance or blowing into a spirometer to measure lung capacity.  You could then be asked to provide a letter or other evidence from your normal doctor, if more information is required. While you’re waiting to complete your full Referral, you may receive a sign-off with certain limitations, for example swimming-pool-only. Some divers need to get their Referral renewed every year, however you could be signed off for 3 years at a time or indefinitely.

Any questions?

Email our membership secretary.