SUI membership and sign-up

SUI membership is open to anyone with an interest in caving in Ireland and who subscribes to the aims and programmes of the SUI.

Go to the SUI members’ site (https://sui.azolve.com/) to sign-up or renew – or read about the benefits of membership below. There are 4 types of membership:

Caving clubs can also become affiliated with the SUI. Please see our Club Affiliation page for more information.

Contact the SUI Membership Secretary to find out more: membership@caving.ie.

Basic Membership

Go to the SUI members’ site to sign-up or renew. Membership includes:

  • Free subscription to UNDERGROUND, newsletter of SUI and ICRO
  • British Caving Association (BCA) 3rd party liability insurance for caving in Ireland and the UK
  • Access to training and access to expedition grants

Prices

  • Full year: €29-24 

*Price Breakdown:
SUI applies a discount for those over 60.
BCA also applies a quarterly discount which applies to New members and those returning after a break in membership.

 

Full Membership

Go to the SUI members’ site to sign-up or renew. Membership includes:

Prices

  • Full year: €112.50 – €58*  

*Price Breakdown:
SUI applies a discount for those over 60.
FFS insurance costs are determined by several factors, there is a reduction for those under 26 years old at the beginning of the membership year, a reduction if multiple cavers live at the same address (MUST BE BUYING MEMBERSHIP AT THE SAME TIME, and does not apply to those with the under 26 discount)
BCA discounts also apply to full membership.

Note: Those who are active Basic Cave Leaders, Cave Leaders must have Personal injury insurance, either through FFS via Full membership or through an external provider.

Student Membership

This is open to full-time 3rd level students in Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland only. 

Go to the SUI members’ site to sign-up or renew. Membership includes:

  • Free subscription to UNDERGROUND, newsletter of SUI and ICRO
  • British Caving Association (BCA) 3rd party liability insurance for caving in Ireland and the UK
  • Access to training and access to expedition grants.

Prices

  • Student Full: €97.50- €58*
  • Student Basic: €14

*Price Breakdown:
SUI applies a discount for students.
FFS and BCA discounts will also be applied where applicable, please see details above for more info.

 

Professional Outdoors Instructor Membership

This is open to full-time professional instructors at outdoor education centres only. Proof of professional status will be required to complete your membership.

Go to the SUI members’ site to sign-up or renew. Membership includes:

  • Free subscription to UNDERGROUND, newsletter of SUI and ICRO
  • British Caving Association (BCA) 3rd party liability insurance for caving in Ireland and the UK
  • Access to training and access to expedition grants.

Price

  • Full year: €24

BCA quarterly reductions may also apply if applicable (for more info see price breakdown in Basic Membership section)

Notes

  • A retrospective upgrade facility is provided. If you purchase basic membership and later decide that you need full membership this can be carried out on the membership site.
  • If you are already a BCA or FFS member and wish to join the SUI, please contact the membership secretary (membership@caving.ie) directly to arrange this, proof of BCA/FFS membership will be required.
  • In the case of both insurance schemes, the member will be expected to meet hospital and other emergency costs at the time of the incident and must then submit a claim through SUI for reimbursement.
  • It is therefore vital that SUI members carry sufficient funds and/or credit card to meet such costs and are prepared for a delay of some months before the claim is considered.