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VOBSTER QUAY INLAND DIVING & SWIMMING CENTRE
VOBSTER QUAY
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  8.8 °C    UPDATED:  11-12-2023
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  8.8 °C
Please note that Vobster Quay is currently a MEMBERS-ONLY site.
ALL THE LATEST HAPPENINGS
WHAT'S NEW AT VOBSTER
Want to know what's new at Vobster Quay? From the latest site improvements to exciting events and training opportunities, our mission to deliver the very best open water swimming and scuba diving experience in the UK...
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NEWS HEADLINES
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25th December 2023
Christmas 2023 Opening Hours
Are you planning a seasonal swim or dive over the Christmas 2023 holiday period? Our hard-working staff will be taking a well-deserved rest over the festive season so please plan ahead - our Christmas opening hours are online now. Rest assured that our Christmas songs playlist for the quayside music system is on stand by (sorry).
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10th December 2023
CHRISTMAS CHARITY EVENTS ARE GO!
Ho Ho Ho! The festive season is fast approaching and we're excited to announce that our ever-popular festive charity swim and dive events are all set to return! Whether you're a fun-loving scuba diver or a slightly-bonkers open water swimmer, this is your chance to do something amazing for charity whilst having a whole lot of festive fun!
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15th November 2023
WINTER SWIM COURSE CHANGES
As the water temperature drops below 12 degrees C, we've made some big changes to our swim courses to ensure that swim visitors remain safe through the winter months. Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with these important safety measures.
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1st November 2023
VOBSTER DONATES £4000 TO CHARITY
We're proud to support not one but FOUR very worthy charities at this year's festive charity swim and dive events on Sunday 10th December. To get the festive bauble rolling on what we know will be another epic fundraising total, we've dug deep and donated £1000 to each charity.
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14th September 2023
NIGHT DIVING RETURNS IN OCTOBER
Join us every Thursday throughout October for the very best night diving at Vobster Quay. Whether you're hankering after a relaxing post-work dive or you're an instructor planning to run a night dive specialty, don't miss this great opportunity to explore Vobster under the cover of darkness.
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17th August 2023
GLOW SWIM BOOKING GOES LIVE
Our famous GLOW SWIM events brings together open water swimmers for an amazing sensory experience like no other. Take to the lake under the glow of the full moon as you and your fellow swimmers light up the lake with a magical firefly trail of colourful lights - a truely spectacular swim experience that is not to be missed!
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28th July 2023
ENJOY MUSIC AS YOU PADDLE?
We love music here at Vobster Quay but sadly not everyone enjoys listening to your favourite tunes as you glide across the lake. In the interests of all visitors, we ask that all paddle sports members take a few moments to read this important update to our site guidelines.
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18th July 2023
OPEN WATER SWIM & AQUATHLON
Whether you're a keen open water swimmer or an elite multisport athlete, join us this Summer at two fabulous timed open water swim and aquathlon events. Choose between two dates - Friday 4th August or Friday 1st September. Attend one or even both! The choice is yours.
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13th June 2023
IMPORTANT SUMMER SWIM UPDATE
We love Summer! Long days of warm sunshine and cool drinks by the quayside but inevitably the Summer also brings some neccessary changes to our procedures here at Vobster Quay. Please read on to ensure you're clued up on how these changes affect you.
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2nd April 2023
SUNDAY AFTERNOON DIVING NOW OPEN TO ALL
Want to dive at Vobster Quay but not a member? From Sunday 2nd April 2023, we're pleased to announce that non-members will be able to prebook a diving session at Vobster on a Sunday afternoon between 14:00 - 20:00.
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1st April 2023
JOIN US AT WHATLEY QUARRY OPEN DAY
Discover Vobster Quay’s rich industrial heritage and our more recent history as a cool place to swim, dive and paddle at the Whatley Quarry open day on Sunday 23rd April - a FREE family-friendly event packed with fun activities including giant machinery displays, fossil and mineral finds and even a minibus tour of the quarry site.
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30th March 2023
MITIGATING THE SQUEEZE
Times are hard for everyone and we appreciate that every penny counts during this challenging period. Like every UK business, the cost of running Vobster Quay has increased significantly over the last 12 months but we're committed to reducing the impact on our visitors.
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