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Welcome to Vobster Quay




Whether you're a scuba diver or an open water swimmer, Vobster Quay offers the perfect blend of great fresh-water diving and swimming, first class service and the warmest of welcomes - isn't it time you discovered the UK's friendliest inland diving centre for yourself?


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CHRISTMAS 2018
OPENING HOURS
POSTED: 18th December 2018

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone! The festive season is upon us so here's the low down on our Christmas opening hours for divers and swimmers alike. Why not take a break from the Christmas pudding and join us for a festive dive this Christmas?

ALL days up to 23rd Dec - OPEN

24th Dec - CLOSED

25th Dec - CLOSED

26th Dec - CLOSED

27th Dec - OPEN

28th Dec - OPEN

29th Dec - OPEN

30th Dec - OPEN

31st Dec - OPEN

1st Jan - CLOSED

2nd Jan - OPEN

3rd Jan - OPEN 7 DAYS PER WEEK

The very latest news on opening hours can - as always - be found on our website at [WEBLINK]



VOBSTER SANTAS MAKE
THE DAILY STAR!
POSTED: 18th December 2018

ong>obster Santas is famous and has reached Page 8 of the Daily Star today thanks to Jason Bryant.



BIG THANK YOU
VOBSTER SANTAS!
POSTED: 16th December 2018

A big thanks to all 104 Santas today for making it yet another brilliant event. Thanks to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance for your support and to the many suppliers helping out with raffle prizes.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fun photos to follow.



STILL TIME TO JOIN
US AT VOBSTER SANTAS!
POSTED: 14th December 2018

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Why not join us this Sunday for our festive annual Santa dive? There's still time to get involved - just pop across to [WEBLINK] and sign yourself up!

The day promises to be packed with festive cheer and laughs. Anyone can get involved - divers and swimmers alike! All you need is a festive outfit and plenty of festive cheer! Don't worry if you haven't raised any sponsorship - there will be plenty of opportunities to show your love for the RNLI and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance should you feel suitably generous!

Lots of useful info worth reading here - [WEBLINK]



WIN A
KUBI DRYBAG
POSTED: 14th December 2018

Keep your kit clean and dry in even the toughest conditions with this superb KUBI dry bag donated by the good folk at KUBI Dry Glove Systems.

Built to withstand water, mud and just about anything the elements can throw at it, this natty looking drybag is as tough as it is eye catching. Whether you're pushing the limits of exploration or heading out on the club rib, the KUBI dry bag is the perfect way to keep your stuff dry. For more information on the full range of KUBI products, visit [WEBLINK]

All you have to go to be in with a chance of winning this superb prize is to buy a raffle ticket - tickets cost just £1 and are available over the phone (min 5 tickets) or via the Vobster shop. Tickets will be available to buy on the day :) #vobstersantas #santadivers



WIN A £50
KENT TOOLING VOUCHER!
POSTED: 14th December 2018

Think stainless steel diving products made to last and just one name springs to mind - Kent Tooling Diving Products! Purveyors of all things shiny, we've got three £50 gift vouchers to give away in our Vobster Santas raffle draw this Sunday.

Kent Tooling's extensive range of engineered diving products includes reels, rebreather frames, boxes and accessories, twin-set accessories, wing/bc backplates and pony brackets, with their metal parts entirely manufactured in marine grade 316 stainless steel. To get a glimpse of what you could buy, visit [WEBLINK]

All you have to go to be in with a chance of winning one of these vouchers is to buy a raffle ticket - tickets cost just £1 and are available over the phone (min 5 tickets) or via the Vobster shop. Tickets will be available to buy on the day :) #vobstersantas #santadivers



VOBSTER SANTAS - ALL
THE ESSENTIAL INFO!
POSTED: 13th December 2018

We're just a couple of days away from Vobster Santas 2018 so we've created a very handy guide packed with all the essential info you need to attend.

Pop across to [WEBLINK] and read up! Here you'll find everything you need to know to get the most out of Vobster Santas. Timings, safety information, tips on beard management - you name it, it's in there.

It's also important to REGISTER for Vobster Santas! It doesn't cost anything to register - just pop over to [WEBLINK] and add your name to the list. Doing this makes our life - and yours - so much easier. See you all on Sunday! #vobstersantas #santadivers



WIN AN
APEKS REGULATOR!
POSTED: 13th December 2018

How's this for a star prize? Thanks our good friends at Apeks, one very lucky Santa raffle ticket holder will think Christmas has come early when they pick up this rather gorgeous prize - a shiny new Apeks DS4 + ATX40 regulator!

This high-performance regulator boasts an over-balanced first stage coupled with a pneumatically balanced second stage. Suitable for coldwater use thanks to its first stage environmental dry seal and second stage heat exchanger, this Apeks regulator is a workhorse! For more information on Apeks' full range of products, visit [WEBLINK]

All you have to go to be in with a chance of winning this stunning prize is to buy a raffle ticket - tickets cost just £1 and are available over the phone (min 5 tickets) or via the Vobster shop. Tickets will be available to buy on the day :-)



LAST CALL FOR
VOBSTER SANTAS 2018!
POSTED: 12th December 2018

We'll be sending out a very important email to all registered Santa divers tomorrow packed with useful info you won't want to miss. To ensure that you get this all important email, you must REGISTER your attendance with us!

Registering for Vobster Santas costs nothing and takes just a few seconds - just pop across to [WEBLINK]

Remember - it's not too late to get involved with Vobster Santas. Even if you haven't had time to get yourself sponsored, you can still get involved. We're looking forward to welcoming each and every Santa divers to site this Sunday. Even if you're not sponsored, there will be plenty of opportunities to give a donation and get involved in our prize-packed raffle draw! Just make sure you REGISTER your attendance!

#vobstersantas #santadivers



WIN AN XT-TECH
REGULATOR HOSE
POSTED: 12th December 2018

Need a regulator hose that can stand up to the rigours of even the toughest environments? You need XT-Tech from Miflexhoses!

The XT-Tech series of medium pressure hoses offer technical divers additional safety with Kevlar reinforcement in the inner braiding, combined with a smooth outer PU layer. The XT-Tech series of diving hoses, offers the same characteristics of the traditional rubber hose, with the plus of being much lighter in weight. Is this the ultimate regulator hose? We certainly think so.

Thanks to the infinite generosity of the good folk at Miflexhoses, we've got a 2.1 metre XT-Tech regulator hose to give away at Scuba Santas this Sunday. All you have to go to be in with a chance is to buy a raffle ticket - tickets cost just £1 and are available over the phone (min 5 tickets) or via the Vobster shop. Tickets will be available to buy on the day :-)



WIN A FOURTH
ELEMENT X-CORE VEST
POSTED: 12th December 2018

With water temperatures dropping from 'balmy' to 'crikey that's a tad fresh', now's the time to invest in decent thermals and they don't get much better than the new X-CORE vest from Fourth Element.

The new X-CORE is Fourth Element's answer to electrically heated vests and undergarments. Utiltising the body’s own heat output and retaining it, weight for weight the X-Core is our warmest undergarment yet. Pair it with an Arctic, Halo 3D or Arctic Expedition to experience warmth without batteries or wires.

We've got two of these amazing vests to give away at Vobster Santas 2018 this Sunday. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to buy yourself a raffle ticket - tickets cost just £1 and are available from the Vobster shop or over the phone (minimum purchase of 5 tickets over the phone). #vobstersantas #santadivers



HAVE YOU REGISTERED
FOR VOBSTER SANTAS?
POSTED: 11th December 2018

Vobster Santas 2018 is just five more sleeps away and we're as excited as a toddler on Christmas morning! If you're planning to join us for our annual festive dive this coming SUNDAY then please don't forget to REGISTER ONLINE first!

Registering for Vobster Santas 2018 costs absolutely nothing but makes our lives considerably easier. Just pop across to [WEBLINK] and enter your details now. Coming along as part of a group? Please register the details of each and every Santa diver (or swimmer) so we know how many jolly bearded folk to expect. Thank you!

We'll be sending out instructions to all participants later this week so don't miss out - make sure your name is down to ensure you receive this all-important info! #vobstersantas #santadivers #santaswimmers



WIN A BECAM
4K ACTION CAMERA!
POSTED: 10th December 2018

Bring back dive memories in crystal-clear 4K resolution with this amazing Becam 4K Action Camera donated by the good folk at Maxshow UK - the official distributor of Best Divers quality gear.

The amazing Becam 4K Action Camera comes complete with a bumper bundle of accessories to get you started including a waterproof housing rated to 50m, Red filter for salt water and Magenta filter for fresh water, a range of mounts, two rechargeable batteries and a padded case to protect your precious kit. Once set up, it will allow you to capture crystal-clear video at up to 120 fps (720p) and full 4K resolution!

Want to be in with a chance of bagging this amazing prize? Tickets cost just £1 each with all donations going to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance charity! Buy your tickets from the Vobster shop or over the phone on 01373 814666.

For more information on Best Divers, visit www.bestdivers.co.uk



STILL TIME TO SIGN
UP FOR VOBSTER SANTAS!
POSTED: 07th December 2018

Are you feeling festive yet? With Vobster Santas 2018 just a week away, we're feeling so festive that there's a good chance that we'll burst from all that Christmas joy. It's going to get messy for sure...

Vobster Santas is all set to take place on Sunday 16th December (yup - that's next weekend). Not signed up yet? There's absolutely no excuse not to - get yourself over to [WEBLINK] and commit yourself to a festive dip like no other. Don your finest Santa outfit and join a multitude of equally festive divers as we celebrate the spirit of Christmas and hopefully raise a bob or two for the RNLI.

There's still time to pick up some raffle tickets for our Vobster Santas raffle too. With all proceeds going to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, you can win some seriously cool prizes including an Apeks regulator, a 4K Beecam Action Camera, a KUBI drybag, Kent Tooling vouchers, Fourth Element X-Core vests and so much more!



WIN 40
DIVES 40 DISHES BOOK
POSTED: 07th December 2018

Bought your Vobster Santas raffle ticket yet? We've got some awesome prizes up for grabs including this copy of 40 Dives 40 Dishes written by Al & Freda Wright of MV Salutay fame.

The book brings together two subjects close to every diver's heart - awesome dives and mouth-watering food! Any diver who has ever spent time on Al & Freda's liveaboard will already know just how good the food is and this book reveals all their culinary secrets. Mixed in are some equally mouth-watering tales of some of the finest dives that divers onboard MV Salutay have enjoyed over the years from the classic deep wrecks of Malin Head to diving with seals at St Kilda.

Want to win this superb prize? Pop into the shop or call us on 01373 814666 to buy your tickets (£1 each - minimum purchase of 5 over the phone).



THE SHOWERS
ARE FINISHED.
POSTED: 06th December 2018

ong>We are very pleased to announce that the showers will be back in action from Friday 7th Dec. Thanks to Vobster regular Ken for the premium vinyl efforts, please enjoy your cleansing!



SHOWERS
UPDATE.
POSTED: 29th November 2018

ong>The concrete took longer to cure, but the vinyl is now down and the walls are lined. Just the plumbing and vinyl trough edges to go. We expect them operational next week. Apologies for the delay, but we are keen to have a proper long lasting job.




SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
10.0°C
RECORDED ON:
22-11-2018    12:23





CHRISTMAS 2018 OPENING HOURS

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone! The festive season is upon us so here's the low down on our Christmas opening hours for divers and swimmers alike. Why not take a break from the Christmas pudding and join us for a festive dive this Christmas?

ALL days up to 23rd Dec... [more]

POSTED: 18th December 2018

VOBSTER SANTAS MAKE THE DAILY STAR!

Vobster Santas is famous and has reached Page 8 of the Daily Star today thanks to Jason Bryant.

POSTED: 18th December 2018

BIG THANK YOU VOBSTER SANTAS!

A big thanks to all 104 Santas today for making it yet another brilliant event. Thanks to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance for your support and to the many suppliers helping out with raffle prizes.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fun photos to follow.

POSTED: 16th December 2018

Congratulations to all Vobster Santas for helping raise money on Sunday by donating to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. We raised £1060 with the raffle which will help provide services to those in need in the local area.

POSTED: 16th December 2018

STILL TIME TO JOIN US AT VOBSTER SANTAS!

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Why not join us this Sunday for our festive annual Santa dive? There's still time to get involved - just pop across to [weblink] and sign yourself up!

The day promises to be packed with festive cheer and laughs. Anyone can get involved -... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2018

WIN A KUBI DRYBAG

Keep your kit clean and dry in even the toughest conditions with this superb KUBI dry bag donated by the good folk at KUBI Dry Glove Systems.

Built to withstand water, mud and just about anything the elements can throw at it, this natty looking drybag is as tough as... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2018

WIN A £50 KENT TOOLING VOUCHER!

Think stainless steel diving products made to last and just one name springs to mind - Kent Tooling Diving Products! Purveyors of all things shiny, we've got three £50 gift vouchers to give away in our Vobster Santas raffle draw this Sunday.

Kent Tooling's extensive range of engineered diving products includes... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2018










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