Welcome to Underwater Research Group of NSW

Going strong since 1956

URG is a not-for-profit scuba diving club with a regular dive schedule (boat & shore diving) in Sydney and surrounds. Join our club to explore great local dive sites and if you like, get involved in research projects to help marine conservation. Most of the URG members are experienced scuba divers however, anyone with an Open Water Certification and access to scuba equipment is welcome to join.

We pride ourselves on a 100% safety record and ensure we mentor new divers. Our members are interested in a range of underwater activities, including marine biology, underwater photography/videography, conservation and citizen science. We also organise a few interstate and overseas dive trips a year.


Special AGM

In this our 58th year of operation we are taking the opportunity to give three presentations of the Past, Present and Future activities of our URG.
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Sep 20


Abbot Point dredging approval under heavy fire

This week, a Senate inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef called for a halt to further approvals to dump spoil in the park's World Heritage Area, until research now under way by the authority and AIMS is complete.

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