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

Full Membership

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

Prices

  • Full year: €119.50 – €82* 
  • From 1st April: €109.50 – €72
  • From 1st July: €89.50 – €52
  • From 1st October: €79.50- €42
  • Symposium Discount: €109.50 – €72

*Price Breakdown: FFS insurance costs are determined by several factors, the cost is €42 for those under 26 years old at the 1st of January 2020, €65 if multiple cavers live at the same address (you have to specify this to the membership secretary as this discount is not automated on the membership portal) and €79.50 otherwise.

Note: Those who are active Basic Cave Leaders, Cave Leaders must be a full member.

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: €40
  • From 1st April: €32
  • From 1st July: €22
  • From 1st October: €12
  • Symposium Discount: €35

Student Membership

This is open to fulltime 3rd level students in Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland only. Proof of student status will be needed, e.g. photo of your student card.

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: €10
  • From 1st April: €8
  • From 1st July: €6
  • From 1st October: €3.50

Professional Outdoors Membership

This is open to fulltime 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:

Prices

  • Full year: €20
  • From 1st April: €15
  • From 1st July: €10
  • From 1st October: €5

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.