More tea, vicar? This diver takes a much needed mid-dive tea break...
The industrial tumble drier in 12m makes for a fun little swimthru!
An array of weird and wonderful objects litter the lake bed.
A small boat wreck lies between the 6m and 9m training platforms.
Tuck those danglies in and watch out for your cylinder valve!
Various between 12m and 36m
Dotted around the bottom of the lake you'll find a host of different
objects that - whilst not always significant enough to warrant their
own marker buoy - are sure to add interest to any dive...
between the tail section of the aircraft and the Crushing Works, for
example, you'll find the remains of a large industrial tumble drier
(pictured above) which provides a surprisingly entertaining swim thru -
just make sure your buddy doesn't hit the 'spin cycle' button whilst
you're passing through it! Make sure you tuck all your 'danglies' in
too and watch out for your cylinder valve - other divers can hear the
inevitable 'clonk' from a mile off!
swim-thru fun doesn't stop there, though - not far from the tumble
drier you'll find three massive 7-tonne concrete pipes that have been
placed in the lake near the Crushing Works. Measuring 2.5m long and
over 2m in diameter, these enormous drainage pipes were donated to the
site by our friends at CPM Group Ltd. Sat at a depth of just 12m, divers of all levels can 'play hamster' as they swim in and out of these fun concrete tubes.
If you're milling around by the 6 and 9m training platforms (buoys 1
and 2), check out the boat wreck - it's small but well worth a visit!
For visiting dive schools, this small but perfectly formed boat makes
an ideal point of interest for students on their first training dives,
lying as it does within just a couple of fin kicks from both platforms.
worth looking out for are various bicycles, a metal water container
near the centre section of the aircraft (24m) and even the old quarry
safe that lies sad and forgotten near the tail section of the aircraft!
We still haven't worked out the combination...
Spin Dryer near aircraft tail section
Massive concrete pipes near Crushing Works
Loss of visibility, protruding metal, depth entanglement, overhead environment
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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 Â£59, the new Suunto SK8 compass is a favourite amongst recreational and technical divers alike. The latest edition of Suuntoâ€™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