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ONSITE FACILITIES
What we can offer

We can offer commercial and media industry customers a range of onsite facilities...
  • 36-acres of fresh water to a maximum depth of 36m/130ft
  • 3-phase power
  • Compressed air, nitrox and trimix to 300bar
  • Onsite catering and hospitality provision
  • Diving services
  • 2 x Safety boats
  • Changing rooms with hot showers
  • Site-wide wireless internet connection
  • Waterside access for articulated lorries and small cranes to 25 tonnes

ROV photos kindly provided
by Atlantas Marine
Isn't it time you discovered the UK's premier location for deepwater commercial trials, scientific research and media productions?

Located in the heart of the scenic Somerset countryside, Vobster Quay is built upon the banks of a 36-acre fresh water lake suitable for a wide range of commercial, scientific and media activities.

A former deepwater research site for the UK Ministry of Defence, the lake's topography offers a range of water depths from 6m/20ft to a maximum of 36m/130ft (click to view sidescan image). With excellent water clarity and access from extensive waterside concrete aprons, Vobster Quay can also provide ample office, training, secure storage and workshop space for your project. For those with more specific needs, we can help with any additional logistics.
DISCRETE AND SECURE...
Our secluded rural location offers discrete, low background noise for testing and filming whilst a large car park provides excellent space for equipment deployment or support trailer parking. In addition, the entire site is surrounded by a 3m high wire fence that provides controlled access to the site and its facilities.
EASY ACCESS
FROM ANYWHERE...
Access is equally good from the M3, M4 and M5 with a 2-3 hour travel time typical from central London. In addition, Bristol International Airport is less than 45 minutes by road. The area is well served for good value accommodation and Vobster Quay is less than 2 minutes from the exclusive Babington House Hotel and Country Club. The nearest town is approximately 10 minutes drive.

Our experienced staff have a background in marine science and have hosted numerous commercial and scientific trials and filming events. Whatever your requirements, we can tailor our facility to suit your needs...
TALK TO US! For more information on the services we can offer, please contact us on 01373 814666 or send an email to info@vobster.com.



Vobster Quay Site Details



Vobster Quay has a great deal to offer commercial and media clients who require access to a large body of water. Conveniently located within the Somerset countryside, Vobster Quay is not affected by adverse weather conditions and offers discrete and secure facilities.
ITEM DETAILS
Lake Type Fresh water, non-tidal
Lake Area 36 acres
Depth Range 6 metres - 36 metres
Bottom Composition Limestone Silt / Rock
Onsite Facilities Discrete location with 3m-high perimeter fence
Onsite catering and hospitality provision
Air compressor supporting mixed gas delivery
Large car park
Site-wide wireless internet connection
2 x Safety boats with outboard motors
Changing facilities with hot showers
Waterside access for articulated lorries and small cranes
Accommodation Accommodation List
Emergency Assistance EMS Info

How to find us...



Vobster Quay is located in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside approximately 5 miles from the market town of Frome and 4 miles from Radstock. With easy access from the M4 and M5, finding us is easy...




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WIN AN AQUALUNG REVEAL X1 MASK

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 -... [more]

POSTED: 16th December 2017

Vobster Quay is looking for Divemasters for paid work in 2018.

Andrea has just completed the new accelerated divemaster training programme at Vobster Quay, consisting of a four day development course, before moving on to course assists in the New Year. Congratulations are due for her effort this week!

If you would like to take the first step on the professional diver... [more]

POSTED: 16th December 2017

HAVE A FESTIVE WARM HEAD THANKS TO OTTER

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... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017

The next time your favourite wreck or carefully laid plan is blown out, remember the magical world of mud. Mud and fine sediment are there because it's a sheltered environment, which means it's also a possible bad weather weather alternative. No excuses for not diving, learning and discovering something you haven't seen before! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 15th December 2017

WIN A SUUNTO SK8 COMPASS

We've got another superb raffle prize to share with you today courtesy of the good folk at Suunto Diving UK.

Worth £59, the new Suunto SK8 compass is a favourite amongst recreational and technical divers alike. The latest edition of Suunto’s leading dive compass delivers even better underwater performance with... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017

THE COUNTDOWN TO VOBSTER SANTAS HAS BEGUN...

Looking forward to Vobster Santas this coming Sunday? We're hard at work making final preparations for the big day and hopefully you are too - don't forget to cut a hole in your Santa suit for your drysuit dump valve and a bit of bungee to keep your Santa hat... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2017

Vobster Santas Temp and Viz update: The forecast is for sun and clouds, with light SW winds. Underwater, we have a temp of 9 degrees at the surface and 20m viz in places. More importantly, we have around 140 divers forecast to attend - if we can get a few more, we might even be able to top the record of 188 to celebrate 10 years of Santa diving at Vobster Quay. Please remember to collect heaps of sponsorship money for the RNLI and Air Ambulance - the reason for Santa diving is fundraising to save lives. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 14th December 2017










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