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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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MCS GOING FRESHWATER
27TH AUGUST
POSTED: 26th August 2016

MCS going freshwater this Saturday at Vobster Inland Diving Centre. If youre there for a first dive, to finish your training, check your re-breather out or on a social dive with pals, pop and say hello. Same goes for the open water swimmers and the tea drinking topsiders! Grab a Marine Conservation magazine to go with that cuppa, ask questions, find out more about the seas your diving skills give you front row to view!


TIME TO LIVE
THE DREAM!
POSTED: 22nd August 2016

The training team at Vobster is looking to recruit a number of divemasters to regularly assist with PADI training courses at Vobster Quay. you will need to have an in date HSE medical, a divemaster qualification and the means to arrive at Vobster Quay by 8am on working days - we're in the countryside with poor bus service. We're also looking for previous divemastering experience in the UK, so the ability to dive in a drysuit is also essential.

In return, we offer actual money and some staff discounts for divemastering, plus the opportunity to develop your skills in the friendliest inland dive centre. Many of our divemasters progress with blending and technical qualifications. If you would like to know more please email info@vobster.com with your CV or questions. Cheers, Tim


MAKE 2017 THE
YEAR YOU GO TECH!
POSTED: 02nd August 2016

Disappointed that you missed out on all the fun of TEKCamp 2016? We're got some great news for you - TEKCamp is all set to return in 2017!

We're very pleased to announce that TEKCamp will return in 2017 with the event due to run between the 3 - 7 July at Vobster Quay in Somerset. With the help of TEKCamp event sponsor Fourth Element, we'll be pulling out all the stops to deliver the biggest and best tech event in the diving calendar packing with inspiring talks, awesome diving workshops and so much more - all delivered by the biggest names in technical training from all the leading agencies. We're busy finalising the instructor line up but rest assured that it's gonna to be packed with the best of the best.

All that is needed to secure your spot at TEKCamp 2017 is a 100 deposit - the balance won't be due until May 2017! Make 2017 the year you go tech - book up for TEKCamp now by visiting [WEBLINK] now!


TEKCAMP 2016 SET
TO BROADCAST LIVE!
POSTED: 09th July 2016

We've very pleased to announce that TEKCamp 2016 will be streaming live across the internet next week! In Conjunction with H20 Films, you'll be able to tune in and watch the action LIVE on your smart phone or iPad in a series of three very special 30-minute Periscope streaming video broadcasts live from TEKCamp 2016.

To watch any of these live broadcasts, you'll need to install the Periscope app on your smart phone or iPad and then follow @diveonlinetv. For full details of Periscope, visit [WEBLINK]

For those of who not able to catch the live broadcasts, you'll be able to catch up on the action via H20 Films' Youtube channel at [WEBLINK]


GET 3D SCANNED
AT VOBSTER QUAY
POSTED: 09th July 2016

In the market for a new drysuit? TEKCamp sponsor Fourth Element will be setting up camp all next week to showcase its full range of expedition-level drysuits and undersuits.

We're particularly excited to reveal that they'll be setting up their unique BIOMAP.3D scanner - a new imaging system designed to revolutionise the way drysuits are ordered and made. BIOMAP.3D uses full body scanning to create a 3D model of your body from which hundreds of accurate measurements can be taken before determining what size suit you need, or, if made to measure is required, to create a unique pattern for your suit.

Even if you're not signed up for TEKCamp, why not pop along to Vobster Quay next week and get yourself scanned? Once Fourth Element have your 3D scanned measurements on file, you can then order your Argonaut 2.0 drysuit at your leisure.

[WEBLINK]
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MASTER YOUR GOPRO
WITH H2OFILMS!
POSTED: 09th July 2016

Thanks to H20 Films, we're very proud to offer one lucky winner a 1 day HD Marine Minicam Filming Course consisting of navigation and set up of an HD underwater/marine minicam system, camera craft basics and grip systems, better audio settings for surface recording and the ideals of the mobile edit using IOS/Android devices. (This course normally retails for 375). Winner MUST arrange to undertake the course within 6 calendar months of 15th July 2016. Prize training will run at a location of H2O Films choice and may run in conjunction with another course/candidate.

For more information on the full range of H2O Films courses, visit their website at [WEBLINK]

Want to win this great prize? All you have to do is attend TEKCamp 2016 and you'll automatically be entered into the prize draw - book your place by calling 01373 814666.


TRY THE LATEST SANTI
SUITS THIS WEEKEND
POSTED: 07th July 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with John Kendall and 2 others.

In the market for a new drysuit? This weekend we're pleased to host the good folk from SANTI Diving who will be on hand to show off their range of performance drysuits and undersuits. Naturally you'll be able to try them out for yourself - they'll have a full range of drysuits and undersuits available to take in for a test dive including the very popular 'Ladies First' E.motion model cut specifically just for the ladies :-)


FREE HUMAN FACTORS
MICRO COURSE
POSTED: 04th July 2016

Why do accidents happen amongst otherwise very competent and experienced divers? More often than not, so called 'human factors' play a key role in the onset of most incidents. But how do we recognise such behaviours and avoid their effect?

Thanks to The Human Factors Academy, attendees to TEKCamp 2016 at Vobster Quay will receive access to a FREE Human Factors Skills in Diving online micro course. Worth 69, this new course launches today and TEKCamp attendees will be some of the very first to experience its wide reaching benefits.

This short course equips participants with the knowledge and understanding about how to improve their diving. This 9-part micro-class introduces divers to the key topics from the two-day Human Factors Skills in Diving course, and contains over 2.5 hours of training via narrated presentations, practical exercises, and a case study reviews. You'll learn how to recognise behaviours within yourself and others that can contribute to the onset of an incident and develop skills to mitigate their effect.

For more information on Human Factors, visit [WEBLINK]


LET THERE BE
FINN LIGHT!
POSTED: 01st July 2016

A decent primary light is so much more to a technical diver than a simple source of illumination. Tech divers use them to communicate and maintain team contact so it's essential that the torch you choose is up to the job.

This year we're thrilled to offer TEKCamp attendees the opportunity to win a simply superb Finn Light 2000 torch from Finnsub UK (distributed in the UK by the good folk at Suunto Diving UK). Worth over 500, this ultra-bright primary torch offers 2000 lumens of light output with a battery pack that delivers 2.5 hours of burn time at full power - all in a convenient, hand held package without the need for a separate battery pack. The torch offers three power modes - at its lowest power setting (200 lumens), it'll merrily produce light for 24 hours!

Want to brighten your day by winning this beauty? All you have to do is attend TEKCamp and you'll automatically be entered into the prize draw - book now by calling 01373 814666.


GRAB A FREE REGULATOR
BAG AT TEKCAMP!
POSTED: 30th June 2016

Still not sure about signing up for TEKCamp 2016? Here's another good reason - every singe attendee at this year's event will receive this rather gorgeous regulator bag donated by the official distributor Maxshow Limited.

Worth 15, it's emblazoned with some of the finest brands in diving - including KUBI Dry Glove Systems, Omniswivel, Miflex Xtreme Diving Hoses, Bestdivers and more - this regulator bag is just the thing to keep your precious diving regulators safe and protected. Best of all, it's completely free - each and every attendee will be going home with one of these beauties!

For more information, visit the TEKCamp website at www.tekcamp.co.uk. Can't wait? Call us on 01373 814666 to book your space now :-)


TIME IS
RUNNING OUT!
POSTED: 24th June 2016

Time is running out to sign up for the biggest event in the tech diving calendar! Winner of the coveted EUROTEK 'Innovation Award', TEKCamp is a unique event that brings together the biggest names in technical diver training from all the leading agencies for five solid days of diving workshops, talks, social events and so much more.

TEKCamp isn't just for techies - it's for anyone who simply wants to be a better, safer and more confident diver. Whatever your experience level, we'll tailor your TEKCamp experience to suit you! Thanks to Apeks UK, you don't even need your own tech gear to attend - we can loan you a full set of twinset or sidemount gear you can use for the duration of the event.

TEKCamp 2016 kicks off on the 11th July at Vobster Quay. Not signed up yet? There's still time so call us now on 01373 814666 or visit the TEKCamp website at www.tekcamp.co.uk

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MCS GOING FRESHWATER 27TH AUGUST

MCS going freshwater this Saturday at Vobster Inland Diving Centre. If you’re there for a first dive, to finish your training, check your re-breather out or on a social dive with pals, pop and say hello. Same goes for the open water swimmers and the tea drinking topsiders! Grab a... [more]

POSTED: 26th August 2016

Introducing the 'Vobster Lobster' aka the UKs White Clawed Crayfish. We have been part of the South West Crayfish Project, initiated by Bristol Zoo, as an ark site for this threatened species since 2009. There have been translocations of animals to Vobster from threatened populations over that time and we are pleased to report that they seem to be thriving. The population at Vobster continue to be studied to improve our knowledge and their conservation.

Divers can help - if you see any, please report their location and approx size to the shop or info@vobster.com However, please don't touch or molest them, they need to be left to breed and thrive.

White Clawed crayfish face severe threats from American Signal crayfish, habitat destruction and water... [more]

POSTED: 23rd August 2016

TIME TO LIVE THE DREAM!

The training team at Vobster is looking to recruit a number of divemasters to regularly assist with PADI training courses at Vobster Quay. you will need to have an in date HSE medical, a divemaster qualification and the means to arrive at Vobster Quay by 8am on working days -... [more]

POSTED: 22nd August 2016

A glimpse into the high calibre of instructor you could meet at TekCamp - here Phil Short and Mark Powell disuss their early explorations and how they got from aspiration to achievement. TekCamp is not just about skills and gear, it's about ambitions and diving adventures - let this whet your appetite for something you could discover. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 19th August 2016

Secrets of the Deep – Jutland Wreck Brought to Life | Historic England
There are some incredible advances in underwater surveys making more and more information available to divers. If you are a new diver, these give you a better chance of finding your way round a wreck to improve your dive. If you are an experienced diver, technology is now almost within your grasp to contribute to truthing and surveying underwater archaeology. Do something great with your diving! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 19th August 2016

Train with Hugo Angel. Spaces available on IANTD Deep Spec 27th / 28th August. Perfect twinset progression including self rescue, shutdowns, ascents and DSMB, gas planning and in depth theory building a platform for progression to decompression diving £320 inc materials, entry and gas.

POSTED: 19th August 2016












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