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?
BUSINESS AS USUAL
THROUGHOUT TEKCAMP WEEK!
POSTED: 13th July 2015
Kicking off first thing tomorrow morning, it's TEKCamp week here at Vobster Quay with divers from across the UK and Europe flocking to site to mix and train with some of the biggest names in technical diving from all the leading tech training agencies.
Naturally we haven't forgotten those that simply want to pop in for a dip - Vobster Quay will be open as normal throughout TEKCamp week for anyone who fancies a dive or a swim. Whilst you won't be able to get involved in the TEKCamp activities without booking a ticket, you will be able to meet and chat with leading manufacturers who will be pitching up on site from Tuesday onwards. Brands including Fourth Element, Apeks, Otter, Hollis and Light For Me will be showing off their latest wares so why not pop down and see them?
Not sure what TEKCamp is all about? Visit the TEKCamp website at www.tekcamp.co.uk or pop across to the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TEKCamp and follow the fun online...
TEKCAMP SET TO
POSTED: 12th July 2015
We've very pleased to announce a very special development - TEKCamp will be streaming live across the internet next week! In Conjunction with H2O Films and DiveOnline.TV, you'll be able to tune in and watch the action LIVE in your web browser in a series of three very special streaming video broadcasts live from TEKCamp.
Our first broadcast will be going live between 12:00 and 12:30 on Monday with an introduction to TEKCamp hosted by TEKCamp organiser Tim Clements and Bryan Stanislas of DiveOnline.TV. What is TEKCamp all about and what will be going on throughout the week? All will be revealed LIVE so don't miss it!
On Wednesday we'll be broadcasting a very special live event - a live panel discussion starring some of the industry's biggest names. Paul Vincent Toomer, Vikki Batten, Phil Short and Gareth Lock will be sitting down together to discuss dive incidents - why they happen, what we can learn from them and how to avoid them. Don't miss this very special broadcast going out between 12:30 and 13:00 on Wednesday of next week.
On Thursday we'll be wrapping up our live broadcasts with a special 'vox pops' session with TEKCamp attendees. RAW, candid and uncensored, TEKCamp attendees will reveal what they *really* think of TEKCamp. This live broadcast goes out between 14:00 and 14:30 so tune in or miss out!
To watch any of these live broadcasts, tune in to [WEBLINK
] next week...
WIN A FABULOUS
POSTED: 09th July 2015
Come to TEKCamp 2015 at Vobster Quay next week and you could win some seriously cool tech-related prizes! Once again were working with some of the biggest brands in technical diving to bring TEKCamp attendees the raffle to end all raffles!
For the second year running, were very pleased to welcome Otter Drysuits to TEKCamp. Bastion of the UK technical diver, Otter have been making drysuits for some of the most extreme dive explorers for more years than we (and probably they) care to mention. Up for grabs is their very latest model - the superb new fully-telescopic Britannic 2 technical drysuit. Worth 1400, this gorgeous suit is as tough as it is good looking. Worried that it wont fit your odd shape? Worry no more - this beauty will be made to measure just for you :)
So how do you win this beauty? Simple - you just need to sign up and come along to TEKCamp next week! Book now by calling 01373 814666 or book online at [WEBLINK
For more information on the full range of drysuits from Otter, visit their website at www.drysuits.co.uk
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
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.
SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
Vobster says goodbye.
Last weekend was Nat's last day before leaving us for University in the capital. We wish him and also Harriet all the best with their degrees in the next chapter of their lives.POSTED: 01st September 2015
The TEKCamp outakes, courtesy of Bryan Stanislas.
Apologies for the odd swear word that makes it through!POSTED: 31st August 2015
So who's coming diving this evening? Don't forget that every Thursday evening until the end of October is late opening hours so why not pop down for a cheeky night dive or two?
POSTED: 27th August 2015
Factory Media, Europeâ€™s largest lifestyle sports and culture media business, has teamed up with award-winning multi-channel network, UKTV, on its first branded-content TV commission, The Indestructibles.
Excellent past 2 days at Vobster watching The Indestructibles launch themselves off a bespoke ramp into the lake.[weblink]POSTED: 19th August 2015
We don't see many out of test cylinders, but.... please, please check yours are in test and O2 clean if necessary. Cheers, Tim
POSTED: 16th August 2015
Howard Hugo Angel, Vobster Quay IANTD Technical Diving Instructor adds DPV to his educational arsenal under the intense supervision of Martin Robson.
If you need a DPV for exploration objectives, Vobster is now able to offer courses - please contact Howard on firstname.lastname@example.org for details and dates.
Budding DPV instructors or instructor trainers can fulfil their ambitions with Martin Robson on email@example.com.
Congratulations Hugo, Cheers, TimPOSTED: 06th August 2015
Good morning Facebook - it's not the Winter, we've just been very busy! But guess what? Not posting on facebook doesn't crash your business.
But we've got plenty of updates for you - Temp and Viz coming up next, Howard achieves another instructor level, Winter tech refresher trip to Loch Fyne, Tech training opportunities and best of all, some comments about the awesome experience that was TekCamp. Catch you in a mo. Cheers, TimPOSTED: 06th August 2015