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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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FREE OTTER BEANIE FOR
EVERY TEKCAMP ATTENDEE!
POSTED: 30th June 2015

How's this for a cool freebie? Thanks to our good friends at Otter Watersports Drysuits, every attendee at TEKCamp 2015 will be getting their sweaty mitts on a very dapper beanie hat that's just the thing for keeping your bonce warm when the temperature drops. Made from patented warm stuff with added science woven in for maximum thermal goodness (we may have made that bit up), it's finished off with a very jaunty logo and stylish grey piping.

Want one? Of course you do and who can blame you! There's only one way to get one, though, and that's to make sure that you're at TEKCamp 2015. Tickets are still available so call us now on 01373 814666 or book online at [WEBLINK]


WHICH TRAINING AGENCY IS
RIGHT FOR ME?
POSTED: 26th June 2015

It's a question that we hear time and time again - "I wanna go tech but I don't know which agency will best suit my style of diving".

At TEKCamp 2015, you can quite literally 'speed date' all the major tech training agencies and get a feel for what they have to offer. The TEKCamp 2015 instructing team includes leading names from all the major training agencies - we've got training directors from IANTD UK, TDI, SSI, RAID and GUE attending so there's never been a better opportunity to get the low down on what they're all about.

TEKCamp 2015 takes place at Vobster Quay between the 13 - 17th July 2015 and offers a full on week of diving workshops, tech talks and fun. Whether you're taking your first tentative steps into the world of tech or a hardcore techie looking to learn from the best, TEKCamp is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed. This year we're particularly pleased to welcome two of the biggest names in tech to the event - Canadian cave supremo Jill Heinerth and wreck diving guru Leigh Bishop.

Not bought your ticket yet? Time is running out but there's still time to get your booking in - call us on 01373 814666 or book online via [WEBLINK].


SNAP UP A SUPERB
TECLINE WING SYSTEM
POSTED: 16th June 2015

Wing systems don't come much shinier than this - thanks to Shawtek, we've got a superb TecLIne 22KG Special Edition wing with stainless steel backplate and harness to give away at TEKCamp 2015. Worth 492, this gorgeous wing system is just the thing for divers wanting to 'go tech'...

Wanna win it? There's only one way to be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize and that's to sign up for TEKCamp! Tickets are selling out fast so pop over to www.tekcamp.co.uk or call us on 01373 814666 - book yours now!


NEW APEKS SIDEMOUNT SYSTEM
NOW IN STOCK!
POSTED: 12th June 2015

Something wonderful has happened - the super-sexy new Apeks WSX-25 sidemount system is here and we've got it in stock!

This feature-rich sidemount harness system comes complete with the bladder, harness with crotch strap, D-rings, bungee and accessory butt pack. The bladder is constructed from Armoguard, a super-tough material normally found in public safety diving and military products. This smooth material is ten times more abrasion resistant than standard Cordura (the material used on many other sidemount harness bladders), making this a wing designed with serious sidemount diving in mind.

Want to be one of the very first divers to dive this exciting new sidemount system? Order yours now at [WEBLINK]. You'd better be quick, though - this is one product sure to be much in demand!


AND LFM SAID... LET
THERE BE LIGHT!
POSTED: 12th June 2015

Got a GoPro? You will definitely want to win this! Thanks to our friends at light-for-me.com, we're very pleased to be giving away a stonkingly good GoPro Video Lighting System with storage bag worth 257 at TEKCamp 2015.

With two wide angle video lamps putting out 900 lumens of white light each (1800 lumens total), this little rig will transform your GoPro videos, putting the colour back in to even the darkest of diving environments! Also included is a made for purpose padded storage bag. Note - action camera not included.

There's only one way to be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize and that's to sign up for TEKCamp! Tickets are selling out fast so pop over to www.tekcamp.co.uk or call us on 01373 814666 - book yours now!


TURNING GHOST FISHING NETS
INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE...
POSTED: 08th June 2015

Over 600,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost in the ocean every year, where they continue to trap and kill marine life. The Ghost Fishing Project is a global movement of divers bringing these nets back to the surface, where they can be recycled and re-used.

Fourth Element's new OceanPositive brand uses premium quality Lycra fabric made with this recycled nylon to create a line of active swimwear, designed for people who love to get out on, in and under the water.

Look out for this exciting new range of products available direct from Vobster Quay. For more information, visit [WEBLINK]


UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE
MOVING-MAKING TALENTS
POSTED: 08th June 2015

TEKCamp approaches and H2O Films have offered this fantastic opportunity for one lucky attendee.

Bryan Stanislas, H2O founder describes the prize as "The six day course is a technical production extravaganza of film making underwater using HD broadcast systems, learning everything from script creation and storyboarding through to image acquisition and post production. The winner will also have the opportunity of FREE membership of the Institute of Videography, The UK's only accredited organisation for the video and broadcast industry. Think Cousteau.... Think Cameron....Think YOU".

A very few TEKCamp spaces are still available and the Instructor lineup is completely unique - please call us on 01373 814666.


WANT TO KNOW THE
SURFACE TEMPERATURE AT VOBSTER?
POSTED: 22nd May 2015

Due to unprecedented demand from you - the front page of the website now shows up to date water surface temperature! Please refer here first for new information.

Happy Bank Holiday.


WIN A DIVERITE NOMAD
LTZ AT TEKCAMP!
POSTED: 21st May 2015

BREAKING NEWS! We're delighted to announce that DiveRite and Sea&Sea UK have donated a stunning new DiveRite Nomad LTZ Sidemount system to the TEKCamp prize draw raffle.

Thinking about giving sidemount a try? You certainly won't go far wrong with the amazing new Nomad LTZ - a light weight, sidemount specific BC that employs the famous Nomad features that divers have come to love including rugged SuperFabric material and Dive Rites exclusive Ring Bungees.

With 35 lbs (15.8 kg) of lift and a low profile design, the Nomad LTZ performs in all levels of sidemount diving. With additional lift typically needed toward the lower back when sidemounting, the combination of shape and contour of the bladder create this lift achieving the optimum trim.

Wanna win this amazing prize? There's only way to be in with a chance and that's to attending TEKCamp 2015 between the 13th - 17th July. Tickets are selling fast folks so you'd better be quick - buy yours today at [WEBLINK] or call us on 01373 814666.


WIN A SUPERB SET
OF APEKS REGULATORS
POSTED: 19th May 2015

Now here's a prize worth drooling over - thanks to our very good friends at Apeks, one very lucky TEKCamp attendee is going to be going home with a simply gorgeous set of Apeks twinset regulators worth over 1000!

The prize package consists of a pair of cutting edge TEK3 1st stages (left and right) and the latest XTX50 2nd stages along with 210cm and 90cm hoses. With performance matched only by their dashing good looks, even the most jaded diver will lust after these beauties!

So how do you win this awesome prize? Simple - you just need to sign up and come along to TEKCamp! Each and every person who attends will automatically be entered into the prize draw. Just pop across to [WEBLINK] and sign up today.


FREE SUUNTO WIRELESS
TRANSMITTER OFFER
POSTED: 19th May 2015

Considering a new dive computer? Buy a Suunto Vyper Air or a Suunto HelO2 between now and the 20th July 2015 and get a FREE wireless transmitter worth 250. Stocks are limited folks so get your order in quick!

[WEBLINK]



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Underwater Potholer by the esteemed Dr Duncan Price. Tales of derring do in the murky world of caves, water and mud. Vobster regular Duncans adventures into the tantalising world of international cave exploration weave together the intricacies of working in a very complex unknown environment with trying to understand how caves have formed over millenia and where the next hidden clues to the breakthrough will be. Within pages, I was hooked.... .... and now available in the Vobster shop or at www.vobster.com

Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 03rd July 2015

FREE OTTER BEANIE FOR EVERY TEKCAMP ATTENDEE!

How's this for a cool freebie? Thanks to our good friends at Otter Watersports Drysuits, every attendee at TEKCamp 2015 will be getting their sweaty mitts on a very dapper beanie hat that's just the thing for keeping your bonce warm when the temperature drops. Made from patented warm stuff... [more]

POSTED: 30th June 2015

Temp and Viz update: It is officially Summer. Surface temp is now routinely over 17 degrees - like stepping into a bath when you are ascending. Still 7 degrees at 30m, with thermoclines at 8m and 14m. Temp at 20m is around 10 degrees.

Viz is interesting - very, very clear at the West end and North side of the lake - 15m possible. Southand of that, it's about 10m in the shallows, 8m on the 15m shelf and varying 5-10m in other places. Interestingly, we have 4m viz at 30-33m just now.....

Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 30th June 2015

WHICH TRAINING AGENCY IS RIGHT FOR ME?

It's a question that we hear time and time again - "I wanna go tech but I don't know which agency will best suit my style of diving".

At TEKCamp 2015, you can quite literally 'speed date' all the major tech training agencies and get a feel for what they have... [more]

POSTED: 26th June 2015

The sun is shining, the viz is stunning and it's a Thursday evening - that can mean only one thing. Yes folks, it's a late opening at Vobster Quay this evening so why not load up your car and come on down for a cheeky mid-week dive? See you at the quayside!

POSTED: 25th June 2015

We love looking at old photos of Vobster Quay so you can imagine how delighted we were when Neil Withers posted this photo to our timeline.

The photo was taken back in the 1970s and shows what the site looked like before the quayside and buildings were in place. Look closely and you'll be able to make out the roadway that leads down onto site but that's about it! Of course some of the familiar sites... [more]

POSTED: 17th June 2015

SNAP UP A SUPERB TECLINE WING SYSTEM

Wing systems don't come much shinier than this - thanks to Shawtek, we've got a superb TecLIne 22KG Special Edition wing with stainless steel backplate and harness to give away at TEKCamp 2015. Worth £492, this gorgeous wing system is just the thing for divers wanting to 'go tech'...

Wanna win... [more]

POSTED: 16th June 2015












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