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POSTED: 21st October 2016

Where has the year gone? It seems only last week that we kicked off the first late Thursday opening for 2016 and here we are in October! Time clearly flies by when we're all having so much fun!

Winter may indeed be coming (minus the White Walkers, thankfully) but that's not to say that you can't get a final fix of Thursday evening fun right here at Vobster Quay. For the final time of the 2016 season, next Thursday marks the very latest late Thursday opening so make the most of it folks - after that, we revert to our Winter opening hours.

So why not join us on Thursday October 27th for one last evening of mid-week diving and swimming fun? We'll be keeping the gates open from 5pm onwards for anyone who fancies a cheeky mid-week swim or dive - all we ask is that you're out of the water by 9pm. October is a great time for a night dive - the sun will set at 17:42 so there's loads of time to enjoy a relaxing night dive or two.

For full details of our Thursday late opening hours, visit our website at [WEBLINK]

POSTED: 23rd September 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with John Womack.

Here is the winner of the first prize at TEKCamp 2016 raffle sporting his brand new Otter Britannic II made to measure drysuit; one very happy man. Next stop the Falklands!

Want to look as good? Orders your online via our web shop - [WEBLINK]. Want to get measured up for a made to measure? Pop into the Vobster shop and we can do that too :-)

POSTED: 16th September 2016

Is it really that time of the year already?! With the Summer head off into the distance faster than Mo Farah chasing a Quorn burger, it's time to look forward to our fabulous annual fireworks event which will be taking place at Vobster Quay on SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2016 from 6pm onwards.

As is the tradition at this time of year, we'll be filling the skies above the lake with enough bangs, pops and whistles to scare even the hardiest of pets (so please leave them at home, folks!). Best of all, the fireworks display is COMPLETELY FREE so why not bring along the family? Don't forget the sparklers or the kids will be revolting!

Fancy a cheeky swim or dive whilst you're on site? For the usual small entry fee, divers can take advantage of the late season night diving whilst swimmers can get some laps - just make sure you're out of the water by 7pm, folks, or we'll set off some bangers in the water too!

Naturally we'll be laying on some very special food and drink during the evening with a very tasty BBQ serving a range of suitably fiery treats to tempt the taste buds. In addition, we'll have a fully-licensed bar onsite serving a full range of alcoholic - and, for the designated drivers, non-alcoholic - beverages until 10pm.

Get the evening of the 5th November in your diary folks! - it's gonna be a blast :)

POSTED: 04th September 2016

In the market for as new set of regulators? Purchase either an Apeks XTX200 or Apeks XTX50 DST regulator and receive a FREE XTX40, XTX50 or Egress Octopus worth up to 239!

Note that this offer runs until the end of October while stocks last so give us a call today on 01373 814666. What are you waiting for? We've only got limited stock :-)

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!

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

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Where has the year gone? It seems only last week that we kicked off the first late Thursday opening for 2016 and here we are in October! Time clearly flies by when we're all having so much fun!

Winter may indeed be coming (minus the White Walkers, thankfully) but that's not... [more]

POSTED: 21st October 2016

More unveiling of the RedBare CCR with the second set of test dives at Vobster. Coming along nicely - should have some try dive dates for this soon, likely to be after Christmas due to current bookings, but if you want to stick your name on the list, just give us a shout, email or reply to this message. Can do groups and schools also. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 21st October 2016

Spotted in the waters today - test dives on the new RedBare, stripped down RedHead CCR. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 20th October 2016

One of the highlights of TekCamp is the Icebreaker on Monday evening. Here attendees are challenged to transport thirsty instructors to claim some bespoke 'DecoBeer' from Fourth Element, located on the freedive platform. First they must assemble rafts, which put together one way, work fine, but if flung together any old how, are decidely 'unreliable'. One hand to impart some teamwork and Human Factors wisdom is Gareth Lock. Who will win? Will it be the technologically assisted rule breakers of John Kendall? Or vociferous Paul Vincent Toomer? Can Garry Dallas ever get out of flat trim? Watch to find out and we'll look forward to seeing you all next year for TekCamp 2017....

POSTED: 19th October 2016

Who amongst us can say that they weren't inspired by the adventures of the original 'aquanaut', Jacques Cousteau? The movie L’Odyssée recreates the French ocean pioneer’s adventures aboard the Calypso and reveals the man behind the icon. Grab the popcorn - we are so there!


POSTED: 18th October 2016

Reserved Car Parking at Vobster. We're very proud of our car parking system here at Vobster - Members can book by phone, email or online to reserve a space in the lower carpark at no extra charge. Any spaces we have left over are alloacted on a first come first served basis when we open the gates. However, in the last few weeks, we have had a number of spaces reserved, but not used - we usually keep these until 1030 / 11 ish unless you specifically ask us to keep them longer.

If you don't need it, please let us know and we can make sure someone else avoids the drop off / top carpark scenario. We'll always get as many as possible in the lower carpark and one day this may be you if you've forgotten to book, but it's heaps... [more]

POSTED: 17th October 2016

Here's a little bit of CCR de mystifying! Want to know the chemistry that removes CO2 from a rebreather is working? Simple - the chemistry generates heat, so just measure the temperature! No heat, no scrubbing, time to breathe something else. Temp good? Enjoy your longer, quieter, warmer, cheaper dive..... ... and remember the burger van shuts at dark! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 07th October 2016

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