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PETE'S LURVE
SHACK




Diving Facts
MIN DEPTH: 21 metres
MAX DEPTH: 25 metres
LOCATION: Far Side of Lake
BEST BITS:
  • Interior fittings
HAZARDS:

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

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Pete's Lurve Shack - aka the Vobster Quay Caravan - is lowered into the water...

Live it up in luxury inside this fully-equipped caravan - all mod-cons provided!

Divers with suitable penetration training will enjoy exploring inside the caravan...
If you're travelling to Vobster Quay and require somewhere to stay overnight, there are plenty of hotels and bed & breakfast accommodations in the local area that will be happy to put you up for the night.

For those looking for something a little different, though, be sure to check out Vobster Quay's very own onsite accommodation... Pete's Lurve Shack.

Donated by a former Vobster Quay staff member, Pete's Lurve Shack is a fully-equipped caravan that now lies submerged in the lake at a maximum depth of 25 metres. With lovely views of the lake and all mod cons, we regret that the damp-proofing isn't what it used to be. For divers in need of a quick stop over, though, it's well worth a visit.

To allow easy penetration for the suitably qualified, we've increased the height of the main window at the front of the caravan. Inside you'll find a lot of the original fittings still in place including a cooker, sink and even a shower! Now consigned to the depths of Vobster Quay, visiting Pete's Lurve Shack is more fun than a week in Skegness.

Unless you're trained and comfortable inside a confined space, we strongly recommend that you peer in through the windows rather than enter the caravan directly - leave the 'big push' to those more qualified to do so. We recommend a torch too - it can get pretty dark in there!
SAFETY FIRST: Only very experienced divers with overhead environment training should enter the caravan. Movement inside both is very restrictive and the cold, darkness and depth can be very disorientating. If in doubt, DO NOT ENTER!




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02-12-2016   09:34

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Iantd UK
Thinking about tech training for 2017 - there are now better opportunities than ever with IANTD UK courses. Vobster Quay instructors Tim Clements and Howard Angel can offer both of these to get you where you want to be and instructor training to ART level.

POSTED: 08th December 2016

WIN A PAIR OF APEKS RK3 FINS!

Have you bought your Vobster Santas raffle tickets yet? We've got some seriously cool prizes up for grabs including this rather sexy pair of RK3 fins donated by the lovely people at Apeks.

Designed in collaboration with the US military and renowned for outstanding performance and reliability, the Apeks RK3 is... [more]

POSTED: 08th December 2016

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS YET?

Vobster Santas 2016 is less than two weeks away and the fund raising fun is already well underway with tickets for our festive prize draw raffle now available to purchase from the Vobster Shop.

Once again, we'll be splitting the fundraising between two very worthy charities. Whilst all monies raised... [more]

POSTED: 06th December 2016

Massive congratulations to Pete Shaw, Dean Murray and Stuart Allen completing their IANTD Normoxic course this weekend. Five days of intense skills, theory, deep dives and planning culminated in an exceptionally well conducted qualifying dive for their 60m cert - the smiles here afterwards say it all. These guys now have a solid set of skills to dive 75% of the 5000 wrecks in the Channel, or to extend to some overseas classics. Thanks to Howard Angel for invaluable assistance and Otter for saving the day - my suit here is one I bought before the Bullring project in 2001 and still good for technical diving today.

Want to extend your diving beyond 50m in sidemount or backmount? We have dates for 2017 now.

Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 06th December 2016

After five days of instructing an IANTD Normoxic course, I have to heartily recommend the Fourth Element Expedition Arctics I was wearing throughout. The five days involved no less than three suit floods (some unlucky seal action there) including one for an entire 83 minute skills dive and one during a 52m dive. At no point was I shivering or impaired and on the 52m dive did not even realise the suit had flooded! All I can say is that having given them an extreme test, I can recommend their performance as probably the best thermals Jim Standing and Fourth Element have made. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 05th December 2016

Arriving back at Vobster last night, after a day at H20 film studios, working on the TDI / IANTD UK Rescue Exertion video with Mark Powell, I reported to Hugo that I had been involved in some 'on screen' action. Hugo is a trained actor and observed that, should he ever want to shoot a 'statue holding a cup of tea' I would be first on his list. Until then he felt I should stay away from the camera. Perhaps Bryan Stanislas would like to amuse us all with a preview still? Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 29th November 2016

Good Morning from Vobster Quay . Its beautiful down here today, the lake is steaming!

POSTED: 29th November 2016












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