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Whether you're a certified scuba diver or just starting out, Vobster Quay offers the perfect blend of great fresh-water diving, 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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JOSH OF
THE ANTARCTIC
POSTED: 10th January 2017

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre added 2 new photos.

Greetings from Antarctica! Yes folks, diving through the winter might not be everyone's Slush Puppy but for one Vobster staffer, the colder the better! And when we say cold, we mean ANTARTICA COLD!

When he's not looking after you all down at the Quayside, our very own Josh Yates moonlights as a dive guide for the good folk at Waterproof Expeditions who run trips to some of the harshest diving environments on the planet including - pictured here - Antarctica.

Whilst he's been down in Antartica, Josh was very kindly loaned one of the very first sets of Apeks' awesome new MTX-R extreme cold water regulators. As expected, the new regulators handled the harsh conditions in Antartica without so much as missing a beat so you can be sure they'll handle anything the UK can throw at them! Buy your set through our online shop - [WEBLINK]


THANKS TO ALL
OUR VOBSTER SANTAS 2016
POSTED: 18th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Teddy Ng and 14 others.

This is what divers having a great time raising money for good causes looks like - 151 divers in the water dressed as Santa for the 10th Santa diving event at Vobster.

Huge thanks to everyone who participated and had such a great day - we'll have the final numbers on fundraising soon. Although we didn't quite match our own world record of 188 Santas, the totals of funds raised for the RNLI and Air Ambulance are looking pretty impressive so far!

Thanks also to all the donations to the raffle - we'll have some photos from this tomorrow for full credits.

Have a safe journey home and a great Christmas.

Cheers, The Vobster Team.


BAG YOURSELF A
GREAT OTTER PRIZE!
POSTED: 16th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Otter Watersports Drysuits and John Womack.

Got your raffle tickets yet? The draw takes place this coming Sunday at our annual Vobster Santas event but there's still time to get in their quick and grab some last minute raffle tickets.

We've got another couple of wonderful prizes to share with you today. Otter Watersports Drysuits have donated not one but two of their rather wonderful - and rather colossal - deluxe Otter gear bags. This is a great bag if you boat dive and is made from an extremely tough plastic-covered fabric that can be wiped dry in an instant. It's perfect for keeping all your gear together and - of course - keeping your drysuit safe from accidental damage!

But what could possibly be lurking inside these rather wonderful bags? We're gonna leave that as a bit of a surprise - suffice to say that they're not empty - wink wink nudge nudge, know what we mean ;-)

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just 1 and every penny goes to the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets and pay 50p to cover postage. Call us on 01373 814666 and buy yours now!


GO ROGUE WITH AN
APEKS LIFELINE SPOOL...
POSTED: 15th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with James Sanderson and 2 others.

Feeling a little rebellious? Rumour has it that a certain movie is out today but could it possibly be as exciting as our next Vobster Santas raffle prize? - a rather gorgeous Lifeline spool from Apeks UK. Maybe in a galaxy far, far away but not here, that's for sure!

Inspired by technical diving and versatile enough to be used in a range of diving applications, the new LifeLine spool from Apeks features easy to grip flared sides to improve deployment and winding. Made from an anodised aluminium alloy that's so tough that you could probably construct a moon-shaped space station out of it, it features high visibility line for low light conditions and with a super tough (rogue) leader and swivel as standard. The Lifeline comes in three sizes and colours - we're giving away the rather lovely 30m model in a rather fetching superlaser planet destroyer green. Remember - that's no moon...

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just 1 and every penny goes to the Rebel Alliance er... the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets and pay 50p to cover postage.


LOOK TRES-CHIC AND
STAY WARM
POSTED: 14th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Jim Standing.

Have Fourth Element achieved the impossible? Have they - once again - produced an undersuit that not only keep you toasty warm on even the coldest dives, but also looks so darned good that it wouldn't look out of place on a Paris runway? And we're not talking runway one at Charles de Gaulle - we're talking high fashion!

Yes folks, Fourth Element undersuits look as good as their perform and this latest model from the Cornwall-based superstars of dive fashion is no exception. The ARCTIC EXPEDITION uses strategically placed additional layers of high density fleece and wind and waterproof fabrics to protect critical areas of the body that experience greater exposure during the dive whilst the biomapping technology maximises thermal protection whilst minimising bulk, allowing greater freedom of movement and comfort throughout the dive.

Fancy winning one? We've got a set of ladies or gents Fourth Element Arctic Expedition 2-piece undersuit up for grabs. All you have to do to win it is to buy yourself a raffle ticket. Or buy two. Or maybe ten. Go on, push the boat out and buy 100! The more you buy, the closer you'll be to being both warm and trendy. Tickets are available in the Vobster shop for 1 each and all proceeds go to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.


WIN SUUNTO
GOODIES GALORE!
POSTED: 14th December 2016

Got your raffle tickets yet? No?! Then how do you expect to win one of these simply gorgeous Suunto goodie bags stuffed to the gills with equally cool Suunto goodies?! As Mystic Meg would have said, you've got to be 'in it to win it'. Put simply, if you're not 'in it', you're not gonna 'win it'. It's as simple as that folks.

The nice folk at Suunto Diving UK have very kindly donated these bags containing a rather nice Suunto thermo-mug, a toasty warm noggin warmer (translation 'hat') made from finest Polartec material and some other equally cool stuff that we couldn't quite make out as it was obscured by a big Vobster Santas logo. We tried looking around it but photos are flat so that didn't work unfortunately.

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just 1 and every penny goes to the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets and pay 50p to cover postage.


MIFLEX GOODIES UP
FOR GRABS!
POSTED: 13th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Peter Wilson and Miflexhoses.

We love Miflexhoses here at Vobster Quay. They're tough, ultra-flexible and the 'carbon-fibre' wrap effect it just soooooo darned good looking. One very lucky raffle ticket holder is going to enjoy a little Miflex goodness for themselves when they win this rather nice bundle of goodies in our prize draw this coming Sunday.

Included in the Miflex bundle is a 90cm MIflex BCD hose, a strobe, a bottle of FogShield Sport anti-fog spray, a stick of Bestdivers zip wax and a handy MagLoc clip for, well, keeping things safely clipped off to your BCD. Combined retail value about 100 in new money, we reckon - not bad for a prize, eh?

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just 1 and every penny goes to the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets and pay 50p to cover postage.


BANISH COLD HANDS
FOREVER WITH SANTI!
POSTED: 12th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Hubert Grzybek.

With Vobster Santas 2016 less than a week away, the prizes for our very special prize draw raffle just keep flooding in!

Thanks to the good folk at SANTI Diving, one very lucky person is going to be taking home a very special prize indeed - a rather gorgeous heated glove system worth 580! Designed for use under drygloves, SANTI's heated gloves will keep your hands warm 'n' toasty in even the coldest conditions. Supplied complete with a 6Ah battery pack and Thermovalve which allows power from the external battery to be fed into your suit, it is capable of supplying heat at up to 45 degrees C for a maximum of 2 hours. Larger batteries offering over 3 and almost 7 hours are also available.

For more information on the SANTI heated glove system, visit the SANTI website at [WEBLINK]

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just 1 and every penny goes to the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets and pay 50p to cover postage.


WIN A LIGHT-FOR-ME
BACKUP LIGHT!
POSTED: 12th December 2016

Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre with Piotr Redkiewicz and Anna Dub.

Have you bought your Vobster Santas raffle tickets yet? Those lovely people at light-for-me.com have donated a rather lovely backup light our Vobster Santas 2016 prize draw raffle which takes place this coming Sunday :-)

Light-For-Me offer an extensive range of gorgeous back up lights. Not sure which model is right for you? We've made it easy - the lucky winner will be able to take their pick from either a full-size Backup TEC or a compact Backup Mini TEC. The choice is yours. Both models are rated to 100m and offer 330 lumens of ultra-bright light output in a rugged, anodised aluminium body.

Tickets for our prize draw raffle cost just 1 and every penny goes to the good folk at the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets through the Vobster shop or over the phone - for telephone orders, all we ask is that you buy a minimum of five tickets and pay 50p to cover postage



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Another beautiful day at Vobster Quay. A lite dusting of snow, but open as usual :)

POSTED: 13th January 2017

JOSH OF THE ANTARCTIC

Greetings from Antarctica! Yes folks, diving through the winter might not be everyone's Slush Puppy but for one Vobster staffer, the colder the better! And when we say cold, we mean ANTARTICA COLD!

When he's not looking after you all down at the Quayside, our very own Josh Yates moonlights as... [more]

POSTED: 10th January 2017

Happy New Year!

As we near the end of another year, we'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year! We've got this feeling that 2017 is going to be a lot of fun with some big plans afoot down here in the Vobster shire. We look forward... [more]

POSTED: 31st December 2016

Happy faces all round winning great prizes from Santi, Fourth Element, Otter, Miflex, Apeks, Suunto, Light for Me, Vobster and Vobster Marine Systems. Massive thanks to all donations from our suppliers - the total raised for the Air Ambulance was £1500. Many thanks, Tim

POSTED: 31st December 2016

Thanks to George Birch for this excellent video of the viz this week, including the 'tape measure science' that puts a firm number of 15m on the viz.

Have a most excellent diving New Year everybody. This kicks off the Vobster diving for 2017 in form style!

Cheers, the Vobster Team

POSTED: 31st December 2016

The adventurous homebuild chaps were out in force yesterday. Cheers, Duncan Price Maxwell Fisher and Connor Roe.

POSTED: 31st December 2016












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