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POSTED: 16th January 2018

We're so tantalisingly close to our target of raising £2000 for the RNLI - just £111 will get us there! With £1889.00 already raised by our fabulous Santa scuba divers during last month's Vobster Santas event, we're determined to hit our target - but we need your help.

Fancy showing the RNLI how much you appreciate what they do to keep divers safe around the coastline of the UK? Why not leave a small donation and help us hit our fundraising target? It doesn't have to be Christmas to show the RNLI some love :-)


POSTED: 01st January 2018

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POSTED: 25th December 2017

Merry Christmas everyone! We'd like to extend our heart-felt best wishes this Christmas to each and every one of you who has visited Vobster Quay this year. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

We're open again on Wednesday 27th December for those hardy souls that feel the need to burn off some Christmas pudding over the festive week. So did anyone get any cool dive gear for Christmas? New drysuit? New regs or maybe a uber-cool closed circuit VMS RedBare rebreather? Make us very jealous by leaving a comment below - we promise not to hold it against you...

POSTED: 19th December 2017

We're very pleased to announce that our Vobster Santas 2017 prize draw raffle raised a simply amazing total of £1400 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance this weekend. Each and every one of you who dug deep and bought a raffle ticket should be very, very proud - your money makes such a difference and will genuinely helps to save lives.

We're also pleased to announce the names of the lucky raffle ticket holders that went home with some rather nice raffle prizes kindly donated by some of the biggest names in the dive industry (oh, and us lol).

The Lucky winners were...

Sue Samme Otter MTM undersuit

Chris Hunt Apeks RK3-HD fins

Rob Summers Kent Tooling Reel

Rob Cox Kent Tooling Reel

Matthew Wootton Miflex Pressure Gauge

Paul Thompson Suunto SK-8 Compass

Tony Matthew Aqualung Reveal Mask

Paul Hills Human Factors Micro-class

Paul Griffin Human Factors Micro-class

Jane Maddocks Vobster Membership

Tony Matthew Vobster Membership

George Birch Vobster Membership

We'd liked to extend our appreciation to Apeks, Aqualung, Otter Watersports Drysuits, Kent Tooling Diving Products, light-for-me.com, Suunto Diving UK, Miflexhoses and - of course - Human in the System Consulting, all of whom kindly donated prizes. Thank you!

POSTED: 16th December 2017

Are you ready for Vobster Santas? We'll be throwing open the gates at 8:00am sharp tomorrow morning for a rush of Santas to converge on Vobster Quay for a festive dip in aid of charity.

Before the fun starts, though, we've got one more festive prize to 'reveal' to you - a fantastic 'Reveal X1' mask from Aqualung. The Reveal is a premium diving mask that delivers ultra-comfort and a perfect fit thanks to both a super soft, top quality crystal-clear silicone and an ergonomic skirt profile. The new buckles, attached directly to the silicone skirt, feature a single quick-button release system and the mask is equipped with an innovative spherical silicone head band strap.

For more information on the innovative Reveal X1 mask, visit [WEBLINK]

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just £1 and every penny goes to the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets at Vobster Santas on the 17th December or in advance through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets.

POSTED: 15th December 2017

Coming to Vobster Santas 2017 this Sunday. We've got another great reason to make sure that you're registered and through the gates nice 'n' early thanks to the good folks at Otter Watersports Drysuits.

Otter have very kindly donated twenty toasty warm woollen beanie hats which we'll be giving away to Santa divers who are *registered* for the event. Coming along but not registered yet? It takes no more than a minute and is completely free - register your details at [WEBLINK]

It's gonna feel like Christmas has come early at Vobster Santas this year. Not only will we be giving away these great Otter beanies but our good friends at Fourth Element have donated 30 of their festive-themed beanies too and we've got a few other bits and bobs to give away too. Don't miss out - grab yourself a Santa suit, register with us and make sure you're there on Sunday!

Full details on the event including a detailed schedule of timings, useful tips and tricks and so on can be viewed here - [WEBLINK]

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POSTED: 16th January 2018


We're so tantalisingly close to our target of raising £2000 for the RNLI - just £111 will get us there! With £1889.00 already raised by our fabulous Santa scuba divers during last month's Vobster Santas event, we're determined to hit our target - but we need your help.

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POSTED: 16th January 2018

No tape measure here, just an image to make you want to go diving! Taken from down near the tunnel entrance around 12m. Cheers, Marcus Blatchford

POSTED: 12th January 2018

Busy Vobster regular Marcus Blatchford likes precision. Here he is measuring the viz with a tape measure, coming out at around 14.58m at 22m. Having had a cruise down to 32m today, I would agree. At one point I could see both the caravan and the Jacquin II, which are some distance apart.

The silty layer starts at 31m downward - in there the viz is only half a metre.

Temp was 8 degrees.

Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 12th January 2018

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