Interested to know what we've been up to since Vobster Quay first
opened its gates back in 2003? Below you'll find links to all the major
events and changes that have taken place at Vobster Quay over the last
few years. From DPV racing to charity fund raising events, 'celebrity'
visits to the placement of new dive attractions, we've seen it all -
and it's all here for your perusal...
PLEASE NOTE - For more information on any of the news items listed below, contact the website administrator.|
Red Dwarf Star visits Vobster
1st December 2004
Vobster Quay recently played host to TV's Chris Barrie,
star of the BBC's Red Dwarf, Brittas Empire and - of course - the
popular Tomb Raider movies. Chris was onsite for the filming of Massive Machines,
a documentary series currently being aired on the Discovery Channel.
For his visit to Vobster, Chris got the chance to explore Vobster in a
Each episode explores a particular type of 'massive machine'. Previous
episodes have covered Cranes, Trains, Tanks and Bombers. For the
episode on submarines, a large crane was brought in to lower a two-man
submarine into the lake waters. After all the usual safety checks,
Chris took a tour around the aircraft cockpit
and other Vobster diving attractions.
The episode Massive Machines:Submarines is being aired on the Discovery Channel throughout December 2004.
December Night Diving!
22nd November 2004
There's nothing quite like a night dive to awaken the senses - with
just your torch beam to guide you, a night dive at Vobster is not to be
missed! Bowing to popular demand, we'll be running a special night dive
evening on Thursday 9th December...|
Open to all divers with night diving experience, the centre will reopen
between the hours of 5:30pm and 9:00pm for divers wishing to take to
the waters in the blackness of night. Spaces are limited so get in touch
now to reserve your place!
Dive in this winter!
16th November 2004
For most people, the winter means only one thing - time to hang up that
dive gear and settle in for a few months out of the water. Of course
you don't *have* to stop diving just because the weather's a bit
inclement - come rain, shine or snow, you can dive all year round at
Unlike the coast, Vobster Quay isn't affected by the weather so there's
no such thing as a 'blown out' dive - whatever the weather, you're
guaranteed to get in the water! And with our covered seating area,
heated changing facilities with FREE hot showers and tasty hot food and drinks, the weather won't worry you one bit!|
Of course the real benefit of winter diving is the fantastic visibility
that it delivers. With all the algae killed off by the drop in water
temperature, visibility improves considerably with viz up to 15m not
uncommon! So what are you waiting for? Get diving!
Winter Opening Hours
16th November 2004
Please note that over the winter months, Vobster Quay will be open as
per normal every day except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays on which we'll
be closed. Opening hours are 09:00 to 17:00 weekdays and 08:30 to 17:30
weekends. Click HERE for more...|
Learning to dive on Holiday?
16th November 2004
With the dark winter evenings closing in, there's nothing quite like
jetting away to a hot and sunny holiday destination to help you shake
off those winter blues. If you're thinking of enrolling on an
introductory diving course whilst you're away, we've got something that
we think you'll find very tempting indeed - the PADI Open Water
Doing a referral course lets you get all the time-intensive
introductory stuff such as theory lessons and practical pool sessions
out of the way before
you go away on holiday, leaving you more time to soak up the sun and
get some real diving in! After all, do you really want to spend the
first week of your holiday stuck in a classroom with your head buried
in a diving manual?|
Click HERE for more information on this and other exciting training opportunities at Vobster Quay...