What is BRUDG?
BRUDG is a non commercial, social diving club, committed to safe and inexpensive diving for its members. It was formed in 1953 and is the oldest diving club in Melbourne.
We have approximately 50 members across a wide age and experience range, both male and female. We have several Master Divers and a number with more than 2,000 dives under their belt. There aren't many locations in Southern Australian waters that someone in the club hasn't dived.
Club members have approximately 12 dive boats and the owners enthusiastically make them available for club diving.
BRUDG owns five large air compressors and a tandem trailer to transport them. Air fills are free to members.
In addition to diving we conduct regular social functions. We have monthly meetings at the Swan Hotel corner of Swan street and Church streets Richmond at 8:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month, except January.
Why join BRUDG?
We offer you friendly, safe and inexpensive diving with some of the most experienced sport divers in Victoria. BRUDG members have extensive expertise and local knowledge diving Southern Australian waters and we are happy to pass this on.
We conduct an active diving program each year which may include trips to Wilsons Promontory, Victorian West or East Coast, Bass Strait Islands, South Australia, New South Wales and of course local dives to either Mornington or Bellarine Peninsula's and Philip Island.
We do most of our diving from members' boats. Typically they are sturdy deep vee hull boats, fitted with EPIRBs, VHF and/or Marine band radios, GPS, depth sounders, oxygen resuscitator and heart defibrillator. We usually have two dives for the day and an unhurried lunch. Air fills are free to members and for a full day's diving, i.e. two dives, we make a contribution to the boat's running costs for fuel, launch fees etc.
Many of our members have been active with the group for 10, 20 or 30 years and have built a long term relationship with fellow members with shared diving history. We hope this family freindly focus appeals to potential new members.
We dive on reefs or wrecks, for fun or to collect sea food, and for underwater photography. But whatever, we dive for the fascinating experience of exploring the underwater world. If you appreciate the beauty of our temperate underwater world, you may find BRUDG's family freindly environment a match to your diving activities.
We will make you welcome, please submit your application at the "How to Join" link.