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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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An early Friday view of Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre. Russ Fords manages not to add a light aircraft to the Lake attractions and can't quite reach the bacon roll we're holding up...
POSTED: 29th March 2015

Sentinel CCR try dives today for Cynthia Wallbridge and John Collins. Both showed an excellent level of understanding of the Sentinel as rebreather AND life support system, then put a solid effort in to master minimum loop for a stable lap of the 15m ledge with very good buoyancy control. A great start to a CCR journey, well done. Cheers, Tim
POSTED: 28th March 2015

There's only one way to check out the viz round the entire quarry - by DPV! A swift 40 minute lap of Vobster this morning reveals that the mussel spawn has settled almost everywhere and the viz is well on the way back to it's normal levels. This short clip of Howard traversing the far side shows him 3m from the wall and me 2-3m from him. The viz was easily enough to scooter at a good speed and this is the worst we could find! It's also good enough to admire the streamlining of Apeks valves and first stages on Howards twinset. Temp still a rock solid 7 degrees C. Cheers Tim
POSTED: 26th March 2015

Calling all clubs, schools and instructors! Don't forget our instructor discount scheme! If you're planning a visit to Vobster during the start of the dive season simply download our Group Booking Form from [weblink] , fill it in and scan it back to us to book your waterside parking, free instructor spaces AND save your students filling in paperwork on the gate. Spare students? Don't worry, we'll track them till you have enough for another FREE instructor space.

Get in quicker and cheaper! What's not to like? See you soon,

Cheers, TimPOSTED: 24th March 2015

Evening Dive Heads Up!

Thursday evening dives return in just 10 days time on 2nd April, running EVERY Thursday evening until the end of October. That means you can dive at Vobster from 0830am right through until 9pm if you wish. Evening divers can sign in from 2pm onwards.

Give it a couple of weeks... [more]POSTED: 23rd March 2015

Viz and Temp update: The viz at 20m is 12m, but the good news is the viz improving markedly in the shallows - it is currently around 3-5m, but clearing each day. Temp is still around 7 degrees, but still no colder than two weeks ago. Some optimists even reckon it feels a bit warmer! Cheers, Tim
POSTED: 23rd March 2015

An excellent pre season staff rescue session here today. A thorough review of procedures for unresponsive casualties in the lake and walking wounded in the first aid room. Boat handling, casualty recovery, landing and full EMS activation simulation completed for duty managers and staff.

We look forward to seeing you all this year, please dive safely!

Cheers, TimPOSTED: 20th March 2015












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