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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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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]


THIS GIRL CAN
TECH DIVE!
POSTED: 14th May 2015

Think that technical diving is just for the guys? Think again! At TEKCamp, we've seen a steady increase in the number of female attendees and this year's event looks set to be no exception. These girls can definitely dive! #thisgirlcandive #thisgirlcan

In addition, we're pleased to welcome two truly inspirational women to this year's event - PADI Director of Rebreather Technologies Vikki Batten and cave explorer, author and photographer Jill Hienerth. These two diving luminaries have been actively involved in cutting-edge technical diving projects across the globe for many years and will be sharing their extensive experience with TEKCamp attendees.

TEKCamp 2015 takes place at Vobster Quay between the 13th - 17th July 2015. Not signed up for TEKCamp yet? Tickets are selling out fast so book now to avoid disappointment - book online at www.tekcamp.co.uk or call us on 01373 814666. #tekcamp


WIN A SUUNTO EON
STEEL AT TEKCAMP!
POSTED: 08th May 2015

Thanks to our good friends at Suunto UK, one very lucky TEKCamp attendee is going to be heading home with something very special indeed - a fabulous new Suunto EON Steel trimix dive computer worth 795!

With the launch of the fabulous new EON Steel, Suunto have 'leap frogged' the competition with a dive computer that is as featured-packed as it is good looking. The intuitive Suunto EON Steel combines advanced technology with a bright colour screen and customisable features and display to show clearly what you need. With heavy-duty housing, a stainless steel bezel and user updatable software, the Suunto EON Steel will dive with you for years to come.

There's only one way to be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous prize - sign up and attend TEKCamp 2015! Every single attendee will automatically be entered into our prize draw so sign up today at [WEBLINK] or call 01373 814666 today.


REMEMBERING THE
LUSITANIA
POSTED: 07th May 2015

100 years ago today, the passenger line Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat during WW1, causing the deaths of 1,198 passengers and crew.

Lying 11 miles off the coast of Southern Ireland at a depth of 95m with access restricted to the wreck site, very few divers have been fortunate enough to dive this historic wreck. One such diver who has visited the Lusitania, however, is Leigh Bishop and he'll be telling the story of 'The Lucy' (as she was affectionately called) and a number of other historic wrecks at this year's TEKCamp.

For more information on the fabulous keynote talks at this years event, visit [WEBLINK]

TEKCamp 2015 takes place at Vobster Quay between the 13-17th July. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out - book your tickets at [WEBLINK]


HOLLIS EXPLORER NOW
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
POSTED: 29th April 2015

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Matt Armstrong and 2 others

Love the Hollis Explorer but can't stretch to the cost of your own unit quite yet? Why not keep your skills sharp by diving one of our hire units at Vobster Quay? For suitably qualified divers, you can now hire the Hollis Explorer for use at Vobster.

Hiring an Explorer through us costs just 50.00 per day plus gas and sorb. If you don't have your own sorb, 20kg tubs are available through the Vobster shop. Looking for training too? We're one of the UK's premier Hollis Explorer training centres with a Hollis Explorer instructor on staff. Instructor training is also available through us.

For more information on the Hollis Explorer at Vobster Quay, visit our website at [WEBLINK]


WIN AN OTTER
BRITANNIC 2 DRYSUIT!
POSTED: 24th April 2015

BREAKING NEWS! We're very pleased to announce that - for the second year running - one very lucky TEKCamp attendee will be walking away from this year's event with something very special indeed - a superb Otter Britannic 2 drysuit made just for you!

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 over 1300, 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 :)

Thanks to our friends at Otter Drysuits, this very special prize will be given away on the last day of TEKCamp 2015. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to attend TEKCamp - every single diver who attends the event will automatically be entered into the prize draw!

Sign up today at [WEBLINK] and start dreaming of that lovely Otter drysuit. Pop into the Vobster shop for more information on this simply gorgeous suit or visit our online shop at [WEBLINK]


VOBSTER HONEY BEES BEAT
THE WINTER BLUES!
POSTED: 22nd April 2015

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre added 4 new photos.

A little known fact is that we have honey bees at Vobster Quay and we are so pleased to say that all 3 bee colonies have come through the winter in grand style!

Lots of bees are flying and pollen was being taken in (which is a good indicator of baby bees). Fingers crossed the spring stays mild, well be off to a flying start for the season. They had even paid their ground rent for the hives in beeswax, now available in the shop for your zips!

Save the bees! Street artists Louis Masai Michel & Jim Vision created these graffiti artworks around London to draw attention to bee decline.

Just this week, a bee scientist announced the UK government may have drawn the wrong conclusions from a study into the impact of neuro-active insecticides on bees.

The study was used to support the government's position that the insecticides do not threaten bees. Read more here >> [WEBLINK]


J2 - 1000
HOURS UNDER THE EARTH
POSTED: 21st April 2015

Popular TEKCamp instructor and dive explorer Phil Short Technical will be returning to this year's TEKCamp with tales of his recent adventures.

Phil will be giving two talks at this year's event - one on Antikythera and a second 'keynote' talk on J2 - a project that saw him spend over 1000 hours underground in a virgin cave system.

Phil was lucky enough to be able to join a 50+ person team of 15 nationalities in Southern Mexico in for 3 months in early 2013 to continue exploration of the J2 Cave. This cave is part of a master system of caves in Southern Mexico that Bill Stone - Pioneering CCR designer, cave explorer and space engineer - has devoted over 3 decades of his life to.

During the project Phil and Marcin Gala pushed the cave beyond the elusive 4th sump and extended the cave to over 12 km horizontal and 1.2 km vertical in length. Phil spent a total of 45 days underground during the 3 month project.

TEKCamp 2015 takes place at Vobster Quay between the 13th - 17th July this year. Not booked yet? Pop across to [WEBLINK] and book your space now!


HOW MANY DIVERS TO
SINK THE NEW RAMP?
POSTED: 17th April 2015

Tim and Seenan overseeing the replacement of the swimmers exit ramp, its still not covered in carpet yet so take care when exiting.



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I'll save you the 1,000 words - it's easily 15m near the surface, not so shabby at depth. Temp? Check out the new website widget [weblink]

it's on the right hand side of the page. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 23rd May 2015

WANT TO KNOW THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE AT VOBSTER?

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.

POSTED: 22nd May 2015

WIN A DIVERITE NOMAD LTZ AT TEKCAMP!

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... [more]

POSTED: 21st May 2015

WIN A SUPERB SET OF APEKS REGULATORS

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... [more]

POSTED: 19th May 2015

FREE SUUNTO WIRELESS TRANSMITTER OFFER

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]

POSTED: 19th May 2015

We love science! We're hosting a limnology (lake science) project by Bath University. The initial results from last week clearly show a surface temp of 13-14 degrees, thermoclines and a lowest temp of 7 degrees. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 19th May 2015

Please keep your cylinders properly maintained! This is a pretty extreme case, but the 'paint on the inside to hide the rust' is a nice touch and cannot be seen from outside. we don't want to be 'dispersed' in the Vobster gas station thanks to tricks like this. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 19th May 2015












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