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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!




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Miscellaneous Attractions
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...

Resting 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!

The 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.

Also 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...

Diving facts...

Min Depth Various

Max Depth Various

Location Refer to map

Bearings Download them HERE

Interesting Bits Spin Dryer near aircraft tail section
Massive concrete pipes near Crushing Works

Hazards Loss of visibility, protruding metal, depth
entanglement, overhead environment



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MAKE YOUR WEEKEND GO WITH A BANG!

Stuck for something to on Saturday 4th November? Why join us down at Vobster Quay for our annual celebration of nefarious individuals with pointy moustaches trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament!

We'll be filling the skies above the lake with enough bangs, pops and whistles to scare even the... [more]

POSTED: 11th October 2017

Some great photos from last weeks Glow Swim, thanks Jason.

POSTED: 10th October 2017

Fancy seeing something different in the dark? This Thursday our friends from Linear Guidance Illumination - LGi will be at Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre demonstrating their illuminated marker systems. Used by the police and the military, as well as many commercial organisations, maybe this is how we should mark out all our routes and features for safer low-light and dark diving conditions? Come along and see what you think! Cheers, Pete

POSTED: 09th October 2017

Outstanding congratulations to an outstanding group of new divers. From right to left, Chris White, Thomas Lumley and Nichola Crabtree have achieved the accolade of Open Water Diver with characteristic style. Jolly good show! Wishing you all the best in your future diving adventures. Many thanks, Hugo

POSTED: 09th October 2017

DOUBLE OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNER VISITS VOBSTER

Look who turned up at Vobster Quay to try out open water swimming! None other than Team GB double Olympic silver medal winning swimmer, Jazz Carlin - check out the news report over at the BBC...

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POSTED: 06th October 2017

GLOW SWIM 2017 - WHAT A NIGHT!

A massive thank you to everyone that joined us last night for our annual TRIbal Triathlon GLOW Swim event. Set against the pale light of a beautiful full moon, so many of you joined us for this magical annual event! Lots of photos to follow over at the TRIBal Facebook... [more]

POSTED: 06th October 2017

Details for Glow swim tonight.

POSTED: 05th October 2017










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