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Welcome to Vobster Quay





THE UK'S FRIENDLIEST
INLAND DIVING CENTRE...


TWELVE GOOD REASONS
to dive at Vobster Quay

On the surface...
  • The warmest of welcomes!
  • FREE Waterside Parking
  • Warm Changing Facilities with FREE hot showers
  • Air, Nitrox & Trimix Fills
  • Equipment Hire
  • Onsite catering offer a full range of hot & cold food
In the water...
  • Packed with fascinating and fun dive attractions
  • Full of friendly fish life
  • Guaranteed Diving - no more 'blown out' dives!
  • Lots of training platforms to practise those skills
  • From 6m to 36m - suitable for divers of all levels
  • Full Emergency Safety Cover
Welcome to Vobster Quay - the UK's friendliest inland diving centre. Whether you're a certified diver looking for some fresh water fun or completely new to diving, Vobster Quay has something to offer...

For certified divers, there's no better place to hone your diving skills and have fun than at Vobster Quay. With 36-acres of fresh water diving in depths ranging from 6m to 36m, divers of all levels will find the heady mix of exciting underwater attractions and a full range of diving support services hard to resist.

Beneath the lake waters you'll find a fabulous array of attractions just waiting to be discovered. Divers can explore the wreck of a large commercial aircraft, a 42ft motorcruiser, two metal wheelhouses, our famous Crushing Works - a towering structure the size of a 2-storey house - and even a spooky concrete-lined tunnel that's not for the faint hearted!


Fabulous facilities...


As you'd expect from one of the UK's top inland diving centres, all this great diving is backed up by an impressive array of facilities designed to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We aim to cater for your every need so - whether it's a steaming hot mug of tea or a brand new drysuit - we're here to help.

Whatever your need, you'll find it at Vobster Quay. If you're looking for a spot of retail therapy, our dive shop stocks a full range of products from some of the biggest names in the dive industry including Fourth Element, Apeks, Halcyon, Hollis and more. We also offer a comprehensive range of hire equipment.

We hope you enjoy diving at Vobster Quay. If you have any questions, we recommend you check out the extensive section all about diving at Vobster you'll find elsewhere on this site. If you don't find the answer you want - or you simply want to know more - do not hesitate to contact us today. We're always happy to help!


Learn to dive at Vobster Quay



For those wanting to take their first steps into the world of diving, our dive school offers a selection of training courses from the world's largest and most respected training agencies...


Our experienced instructors will take you through all the neccessary theory...

You'll learn all the skills you need to dive in the safety of a warm pool...
Vobster Quay is one of the UK's premier diving schools for scuba divers of all levels. Whatever your experience or ability, we'll guide you through your first tentative steps into the world of diving and help you to become a safe and competent diver.

We offer a full range of diving courses from the world's largest and most respected diver training agency - PADI. With greater global recognition than any other diver training organisation, your PADI certification will ensure you enjoy a warm welcome wherever you choose to dive!

For more experienced divers, we also offer a full range of technical diving courses from IANTD - the leader in technical diver education. Our technical courses will add a whole new level of safety and fun to your diving - giving you the skills and confidence to explore wrecks and other dive sites out of reach of the crowds.

Our professional instructors and divemasters are some of the most experienced in the industry and have helped hundreds of budding divers to achieve their diving ambitions. We strive to deliver courses that are a cut above the rest ensuring you learn to dive in a friendly, fun and - above all - safe environment.


Dive Now... Pay Later!



We understand that carrying your wallet around when you're in your dive gear is not always easy or convenient. To make your visit as pleasant and hassle-free as possible, our tab system gives you the option of dive now, pay later...


Fancy a hot drink or something to eat? Just stick it on your tab and pay later...

Just settle up your tab in the shop before you leave - it really is that easy!

There's no need to carry cash - all services including gas fills can be put on your tab!
Our tab system ensures that you can enjoy your day at Vobster Quay without the hassle of having to carry your wallet with you wherever you go. Fancy a quick cup of tea? Need an air fill? Not a problem - just stick it on your tab and pay for it later. Here's how it works...
  1. When you first arrive at Vobster Quay, we ask all visitors - even non-divers - to sign in by filling out one of our visitor declaration forms. The signing in procedure varies depending on when you visit site:
    • WEEKEND: At weekends, please sign in on arrival at the top gate. At the end of your visit, we ask that you settle your tab in the Vobster Shop (either in cash or with a credit/debit card) before you leave site. The status of your tab will be checked when you hand back your tag at the top gate on your exit.
    • MIDWEEK: When visiting site mid-week, all visitors are asked to sign in and out at the Quayside dive shop. Just drive straight down to the bottom car park (unless instructed otherwise), park your car and then pop into the dive shop. At the end of your visit, we ask that you settle your tab in the Vobster Shop (either in cash or with a credit/debit card) before you leave site.
  2. A member of our staff will process your visitor declaration form and hand you a numbered tag which you should keep about your person at all times, even when you're in the water. This tag contains a unique number which you can use to add stuff to your tab.
  3. With your tab open, you're now ready to enjoy your day at Vobster Quay! Fancy a cup of tea? Need an air fill? There's no need to fumble about in your wallet looking for change - just show the member of our staff your tag and they'll add whatever you order onto your tab. It really is that quick and easy!
  4. Once your day is complete, signing out is just as easy as signing in. Just pop into the shop, settle up your tab (either in cash or with a credit/debit card - we accept either) and you're ready to leave. As you exit site at weekends, all that remains is to hand your tag back to the staff member on the top gate and - after verifying that your tab has been closed - you're free to leave...

Fabulous Facilities...



As the UK's friendliest inland diving centre, we pride ourselves on constantly delivering a level of service and facilities that are second to none - all backed up, of course, by our signature sparkly welcome!
  • Parking - With two large car parks including one close to the waters edge, getting from your car to the water has never been so easy. We even offer reserved parking close to the water's edge for Vobster Quay members.
  • Changing Facilities - The days of changing in the back of a damp old van are well and truly over! Our heated changing facilities are clean and spacious and we even offer free hot showers and a loo for disabled divers.
  • Food Catering - Feeling peckish after a long dive? You're sure to find something to grab your fancy in our catering van. Offering a range of delicious hot & cold snacks and drinks, you certainly won't go hungry!
  • Cylinder Fills - Whether you need air, nitrox or even trimix, our onsite filling station can pump tanks up to 300-bar. Breathing Air and Nitrox cylinders are also available for hire.
  • Shelter - Getting wet on a dive is all part of the fun but not on the surface! We provide a number of large marquees with seating to keep you and your buddy dry should the weather decide not to play ball.
  • FREE WiFi - Need to check your email or look something up on the internet? We offer FREE WiFi for all visitors to Vobster Quay...
  • Equipment Hire - There's nothing worse than turning up at a dive site only to discover that you're short of equipment! Should you need additional gear, our hire department offers a full range of equipment for hire at competitive prices including BCDs, regulators, masks, fins, semidrys and even drysuits.
  • Equipment Servicing & Repairs - Whether you need your cylinders put in for testing, your regulators serviced or your drysuit needs a new neck seal, our servicing & repair department is there to help.
  • Fully-stocked Dive Shop - Our dive shop stocks all the best brands at the keenest prices! Whether you need a buckle or a complete set of dive gear, our fully trained shop staff can help you make the right buying decision for your needs and budget.

Join today and save money!



If you're planning to visit Vobster Quay more than a couple of times per year then why not consider becoming a Quay member? In return for a small annual fee, you'll benefit from a raft of exclusive benefits...
  • DISCOUNTED ENTRY
    Every time you visit Vobster Quay, you'll benefit from a discount on the normal entry fee... Kerching!
  • RESERVED PARKING
    Make sure you've got a great parking spot every time you visit Vobster Quay. As a Vobster Quay member, you'll be able to prebook your parking spot in advance...
  • Upto 10% Retail Discount
    Bag yourself a bargain in the Vobster Quay dive shop and online with a generous discount off our already keen prices on some of the best brands in the dive industry...
  • 10% Gas Discount
    From good old air and natty nitrox to those fancy trimix fills that the techie-types love so much, Vobster Quay members get an automatic 10% discount off their gas fills...
  • 10% Food & Drink Discount
    Treat yourself to some tasty treats from our onsite catering and enjoy an even tastier surprise - all food and drink comes with a 10% discount for Vobster members!
  • 10% Servicing Discount
    Take the sting out of periodic regulator and cylinder servicing and repairs with a generous 10% discount exclusively for Vobster Quay members.
  • 10% Kit Hire Discount
    Forgotten your fins? Left your mask at home? Need a complete set of gear? Whatever your needs, Vobster Quay members get a 10% discount off our already keen kit hire prices..
PLEASE NOTE: Quay membership runs from the date you join for a period of 12 months. During this period, we encourage Quay members to take full advantage of the benefits available. After this period, membership will need to be renewed or your membership benefits will cease. Don't worry - we'll email you when your membership is due to expire!


How to find us...



Vobster Quay is located in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside approximately 5 miles from the market town of Frome and 4 miles from Radstock. With easy access from the M4 and M5, finding us is easy...



Contact us...



If you have any questions or comments about the services we offer, we'd like to hear from you...

Postal Address:
Vobster Diving Ltd
Upper Vobster
Radstock, Somerset
BA3 5SD
Telephone:
01373 814666
Email:
General Enquiries: info@vobster.com
Training Enquiries: training@vobster.com
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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.

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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 £59, the new Suunto SK8 compass is a favourite amongst recreational and technical divers alike. The latest edition of Suunto’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

POSTED: 14th December 2017










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