Welcome to Leicester Underwater Exploration Club (LUEC)


Founded in 1958, Leicester Underwater Exploration Club (LUEC) is the largest scuba diving and snorkelling club in the East Midlands. Affiliated to the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), we are an award winning branch with an active membership base of over 50 members.

Our youngest snorkelling member is just 12 years old and our oldest active diver is well over 70! New members are always welcome to join us at our weekly training and social evenings at the city’s Aylestone Leisure Centre.


With strong links to Stoney Cove - the UK’s national dive centre - the large, inland quarry is our preferred site for our outdoor training sessions and celebrations.

Incorporating an active calendar of regional, national and international dive trips, we pursue a range of dive sites, experiences and environments to suit all levels of diving (and snorkelling) abilities and interests. When exploring the waters around the UK we have use our own 6.8m Rigid Hull Inflatable (RIB) boat, which is perfectly suited to UK diving and enables us to explore where ever we choose, whenever we want. We also use chartered boats and have even been know to discover, survey and adopt uncharted shipwrecks!

Through our established group of BSAC Internationally Qualified Instructors we offer a range of BSAC qualifications and skill development opportunities, including try-dives. We also welcome fellow divers with affiliations or diving qualifications acquired through other dive training agencies (PADI/SSI/TDI/NAUI/etc).

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend why not get in touch!