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MIN DEPTH: 6 metres
MAX DEPTH: 26 metres
LOCATION: Spread throughout the lake
  • 1969 Humber Septre
  • Upturned lorry wreck

  • Loss of visibility
  • Protruding metal
  • Snagging risk
  • Entanglement
  • Depth

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A classic 1969 Humber Sceptre can be found parked in the 25 metre area...

Peering inside the Humber Sceptre reveals many of the original features....

Drop into the 26 metre 'pit' and you'll find the mortal remains of a Vauxhall Astra...

No matter how hard you try, push starting the Ford Escort is never going to work...
Flooded quarries seem to attract dumped vehicles and Vobster Quay is no exception. From the wreckage of an upturned lorry to a classic 1969 Humber Sceptre, Vobster has its fair share of motorised dive attractions...

Two of the wrecks were deliberately placed in the lake as dive attractions but the remaining vehicles have a far more mysterious past - lucky their occupants decided not to stay with their vehicles...

The lake is home to no fewer than four car wrecks (that we know of, at least) plus an upturned lorry wreck that can be found up in the far right hand corner of the lake lying in just 10 metres of water.

Although it's a long swim, the lorry is worth checking out purely for novelty value. If you're lucky enough to own a DPV then the truck makes a great dive - just follow the lake around with the wall on your right shoulder at a depth of about 8 metres and you should find it...

The two most recent additions to our growing collection of submerged motor vehicles is a Vauxhall Astra that you'll find at the bottom of the 26 metre pit infront of the quayside and a Ford Escort parked with its nose against the wall near the tail section of the aircraft. Although the doors and rear tailgates on both vehicles can be opened, we strongly advise against any diver attempting to enter these vehicles - look but don't enter!

The more adventurous may stumble across the wreck of a surprisingly well-preserved 1969 Humber Sceptre parked smack bang in the centre of the 25 metre area. Quite how it got there is still a mystery but you can get to it easily by following the line tied off to the 12 metre training platform near the Crushing Works. For classic car vans, it's well worth a visit...
SAFETY FIRST: Due to depth and very poor visibility, only very experienced divers equipped with an alternative air source should visit the 36 metre platform. Trust us - it's very dark, very cold and there's nothing to see down there!

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Discover the Red Sea with Vobster Quay - 8th to 15th December 2017.


POSTED: 27th April 2017

Vobster Quay doesn't just puddle jump. After trips to Naples last Autumn and Mull in March, Pete Shaw takes the helm for an early season Cornwall fix. Later this year, we have Plymouth weekender, Normandy wrecks and Malta to make full use of the training gained at Vobster and extend confidence and skills into rewarding diving. Interested in trips or training - get in touch, we have options for everyone. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 24th April 2017


In the market for a new dive computer? If so, you definitely want to check out this new offer from Suunto UK. Just purchase an EON Steel between now and the 30th June and you can claim a FREE wireless tank POD! Offer only valid while stocks last.


POSTED: 21st April 2017

The first of our regular weekly late-opening hours kicks off this evening. From now until late October, we'll be staying open until 9:30pm (exit the water by 9:00pm) every Thursday for divers wishing to take advantage of the long Summer evenings. See you all at the quayside!

POSTED: 20th April 2017


A weekend of boat diving with friends & buddies in one of Cornwall's iconic dive locations. One day £60 for 2 dives, 2 days 4 dives £110.

Porthkerris has amazing shore diving, sheltered from all but Easterly winds, with reefs that drop to 18-19m maximum.

Offshore, accessed by Porthkerris Divers Celtic Kitten... [more]

POSTED: 18th April 2017


From right to left here is Pete Shaw, Vobster Quay instructor being evaluated for his IANTD Normoxic Plus (70m) by Howard Angel, Vobster Quay Technical Instructor, ( who is being evaluated by Tim Clements, Vobster Quay Technical Instructor Trainer). In turn, Tim is being evaluated as a Normoxic Plus IT... [more]

POSTED: 14th April 2017

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