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MIN DEPTH: 16 metres
MAX DEPTH: 22 metres
LOCATION: Central Quarry / East of Quayside
  • Metal framework

  • Loss of visibility
  • Overhead environment
  • Protruding metal
  • Entanglement
  • Depth

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The Crushing Works is a massive structure that is as large as a house...

More experienced divers will enjoy exploring the base of the Crushing Works...

A large metal frame work runs along the top of the Crushing Works...
Rising up from a maximum depth of 22m, the Crushing Works is one of the most interesting dive attractions at Vobster Quay. Carved out of the side of the quarry wall, it's a massive structure that should not be missed by any visiting diver.

Ideal for divers for all experience levels, beginners can take in the shear size of the Crushing Works whilst experienced divers will enjoy exploring its lower depths. For those with overhead environment training, a couple of small holes in the base of the structure provide some more challenging swim-thrus.

Running out along its length at the top of the structure is an intricate metal framework which offers a series of fun swim-thrus ideal for the less experienced - care must be taken to tuck hoses in close to the body to avoid snagging the framework, though.

The location of the crushing works makes it an ideal detour for divers visiting the aircraft, lying as it does within very close proximity of the aircraft tail section and industrial dryer. For visiting instructors, the top of the crushing works provides an ideal platform to run through skills and drills whilst still providing students with visual interest during their dives.

The Crushing Works has a pair of shotlines tied off as a trapeze half way along the metal framework that runs the full length of the structure, allowing easy ascent and descent for those still finding their way around the quarry.
SAFETY FIRST: The holes in the base of the crushing works should only to be entered by divers with overhead environment training. These areas are very confined and visibility can be reduced substantially if the bottom is kicked up!

20-04-2017   10:54



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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


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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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