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Welcome to Vobster Quay




Whether you're a certified scuba diver or just starting out, Vobster Quay offers the perfect blend of great fresh-water diving, first class service and the warmest of welcomes - isn't it time you discovered the UK's friendliest inland diving centre for yourself?


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MAY THE 4TH
BE WITH YOU...
POSTED: 04th May 2016

What sort of diver do you want to be? Whether you feel drawn to the dark side or the light, our talented team of TEKCamp instructors will help you to discover your diving destiny.

TEKCamp is a training experience like no other. You'll gain Jedi-like mastery over your diving and become a better, safer and more confident diver. Even if you don't want to become a Dark Lord of Trimix or a Master of the Line Arrow, TEKCamp will transform your diving. "Attend TEKCamp, you must..."

Sign up today at www.tekcamp.co.uk and awaken the dark side in you!


THINKING ABOUT GOING
TECH THIS YEAR?
POSTED: 19th April 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Edoardo Pavia and 9 others.

New year, new challenges, new possibilities - how will you improve your diving this year? At TEKCamp 2016, you can make the jump from recreational to technical under the expert guidance of some of the UK's top technical instructors. You don't need to be a technical diver to participate - all you need is a willingness to learn, an open mind and your sense of humour!

TEKCamp 2016 is an award-winning event that will give you the skills and knowledge to become a better, safer and more confident diver. We'll help you to nail key tech skills and introduce you to a whole new way of diving. From rock-solid buoyancy control and precision finning techniques to team skills, line laying and everything in between, TEKCamp is a fast-track masterclass like no other. Want to get the low down on technical diving from the technical diving elite? Come to TEKCamp.

You don't even need your own tech gear to attend TEKCamp. Thanks to Apeks UK, you can try both a twinset and a sidemount system and then choose which one you prefer - Apeks will then loan you the gear to continue your TEKCamp adventure.

TEKCamp 2016 is all set to run between the 11 and 15 July here at Vobster Quay. A limited number of tickets are still available so don't miss out - book your place at [WEBLINK] #tekcamp #tekcamp2016


A BIG THANK YOU
TO TIM CLEMENTS
POSTED: 01st April 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre added 3 new photos — with Tim Clements.
We are delighted to congratulate Tim on being the friendly face of Vobster for 10 years today.

Most of you probably know Tim for his car parking skills on a Saturday morning, and he has said that when he retires his dream job would be parking cars on the cross channel ferry! You may have noticed his yellow paint around the car park and we ask you to respect the homemade symbols.

However, Tims accomplishments are wide and varied from unblocking the sewage system on a Saturday morning to saving lives. Tim-gineering is legendary on site; he can construct any new platform or marquee from scaffolding and fix almost anything with a cable tie and gaffer tape.

Tim considers witty banter to be a priority in life and for those who understand the newsletters posts we hope you find it thought provoking.

Tim is a dedicated diver with over 20 years experience with a passion to safety and the environment. Even his knowledge of open water swimming is expanding daily with Saturday summer mornings providing a highly educational experience and his biggest challenge.

So we raise a glass to Tim for all his efforts for Vobster Quay and the diving industry.

Cheers to the next 10!


JOIN US FOR A
DIP THIS EASTER WEEKEND!
POSTED: 25th March 2016

Is it really Easter already?! Where's the year gone!!!!! Yes folks, it's that time of year we all look forward to - the traditional start of the UK diving season marked in time-honoured fashion by four glorious days of no work and lots of diving!

As always, we'll be open throughout the long Easter weekend - including Bank Holiday Monday - so make the most of the time off work with a visit to Vobster Quay. If this is your first dive of the year them Vobster is the perfect place to dust off the cobwebs and get both your kit and your skills sorted before you venture forth into the salty stuff. No one likes a spoilt dive due to a dodgy regulator or a leaky drysuit - better to discover the fault at Vobster than 5 miles out in the English channel!

Naturally we'll be putting on our signature smiles and will be more than happy to help you eat your Easter eggs so come on down and join in the fun :)


PADI AND BSAC
INSTRUCTORS WANTED
POSTED: 11th March 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre added 2 new photos.

Vobster Quay's training department is looking for a PADI instructor and several PADI Divemasters to join our team for the summer. Each position will yield a maximum of two weekends paid work per month. Applicants must be renewed and in teaching status, own their own equipment, be diving in a drysuit and have an in date HSE diver medical; cold water experience will be a significant asset.

Instructor applicants must be able teach the drysuit specialty. This is your opportunity to be part of a disciplined and well organised dive team, with some of the highest standards in the industry.

We are also looking to recruit a BSAC instructor to teach Sea cadets mid-week over the summer months. Applicants must be renewed and in teaching status, own their own equipment, be diving in a drysuit and have an in date HSE diver medical. This is a flexible paid part-time position and hours available will be based on availability of courses.

For further information or to apply, please send a CV and covering e-mail to training@vobster.com


THURSDAY EVENING LATE
OPENING IS BACK!
POSTED: 08th March 2016

With the winter hopefully well and truly behind us, it's time to look forward to the return of those long, warm(ish) Summer evenings. To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we're pleased to announce that our popular Thursday evening late opening hours are set to return!

Starting from the 24th March and running until the end of October, we'll be keeping the gates open between 5:00pm and 9:30pm (exit the water by 9:00pm) for those who fancy a cheeky post-work dive or swim. It's the perfect opportunity to take a break from the working week so why not join us?

If you're a diver then you can also benefit from discounted entry - member divers pay only 7.50 whilst non-members pay only 9.00. See you all at the waterside!



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MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU...

What sort of diver do you want to be? Whether you feel drawn to the dark side or the light, our talented team of TEKCamp instructors will help you to discover your diving destiny.

TEKCamp is a training experience like no other. You'll gain Jedi-like mastery over your diving and become... [more]

POSTED: 04th May 2016

THINKING ABOUT GOING TECH THIS YEAR?

New year, new challenges, new possibilities - how will you improve your diving this year? At TEKCamp 2016, you can make the jump from recreational to technical under the expert guidance of some of the UK's top technical instructors. You don't need to be a technical diver to participate -... [more]

POSTED: 19th April 2016

How's this for a cool freebie?

Every single attendee at #TEKCamp 2016 will receive a very cool set of MOD and tank content stickers courtesy of our very good friends at Dive Signs. Inside your goody bag you'll find a Contour MOD pack that contains three sets of MOD stickers - 21, 36 and 57 -... [more]

POSTED: 16th April 2016

Congratulations to John Hicks, Peter Coville and Alex Kennedy for completing their IANTD Self-Sufficient Diver program; all finishing the course by performing a mid-water shutdown drill at 5m. All are now suitably prepared for all that a British dive season can throw at them. Special thanks to Rob Fowler for the assist. Cheers, Hugo

POSTED: 11th April 2016

Temp and Viz update: No complaints over the weekend with most divers reporting around 9-10m around the Jacquin and crushing works. However, one intrepid team reported good viz at 34m! At the bottom of the deep shot, the tie off was visible and the lake bed below it. Those who know Vobster know this is a rare event indeed! Surface temp over 8 degrees now, 6-7 below, but warmer in the shallows. Will update on the return of the thermocline! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 11th April 2016

A BIG THANK YOU TO TIM CLEMENTS

We are delighted to congratulate Tim on being the friendly face of Vobster for 10 years today.

Most of you probably know Tim for his car parking skills on a Saturday morning, and he has said that when he retires his dream job would be parking cars on the cross channel... [more]

POSTED: 01st April 2016

Pre night dive viz and temp update: The surface temp has climbed back up to a psychological 8 degrees this week - still not quite wetsuit weather for most of us (apart from the insanely hardy open water swimmers who have knocked out a weekly lap, neoprene free all Winter). The photo from Vobster regular Phil Cleverely is from Easter Monday and gives an idea that around the plane we're good to go now and improving! Come on down Thursday evening for some nocturnal meanderings. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 30th March 2016












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