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VOBSTER QUAY INLAND DIVING & SWIMMING CENTRE
VOBSTER QUAY
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  15.9 °C    UPDATED:  15-10-2021
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  15.9 °C
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Vobster Quay welcomes stand up paddleboarders with a range of high-quality facilities that provide all you need to enjoy a fun and leisurely SUP experience.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
AT VOBSTER QUAY
Welcome to the UK's friendliest open water activities venue. During the months of May through to the end of September, we offer Vobster Quay SUP members the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely session on our beautiful lake.
As a Vobster Quay SUP member, you can choose a timed booking slot for a four hour session on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings over the Summer months only. The timed booking slots start at 16:00 and end at 20:00. SUP is not available outside these sessions.

Please note that we require that SUP users must either paddleboard in pairs or have one assigned land-based spotter who watches them throughout their session. Spotters must prebook attendance too (see below).

Please do not turn up if you are not a current member and have not booked a session.

Fancy giving SUP a try?
If you don't own your own SUP equipment and fancy giving it a try, lessons can be booked through our friends at Adventure SUP.
NO SUP GEAR? - Please note that we do not hire out SUP equipment or boards.
You will need to own and bring all your own equipment including buoyancy aids and foot pumps.
BOOKING A SUP SESSION
We offer SUP members the option to book a 4 hour timed sessions 3 days a week. The timed booking slots will start at 16:00 and end at 20:00.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will be able to book a SUP session using our online booking portal at app.vobster.com. The portal will allow you to book sessions up to 14 days in advance and all existing bookings will be displayed within the portal.

Please do not turn up more than 15 minutes before your session starts.

If you are unable to make the session you have booked, please cancel your booking online via the booking portal. SUP members who fail to cancel sessions may still be charged.

If you plan to SUP alone you must a have a spotter watching you from the waterside throughout your session. Your spotter does not need to be a member but they must pre-register at app.vobster.com as a SPECTATOR to check in onsite. Spectators may not enter the water.
Booking Prerequisites
Before you can book a SUP slot at Vobster Quay, you must satisfy the following conditions:

  • You must be a current Vobster Quay SUP member. 2021 season membership costs just £ 5.00. Visit the SUP membership page for more information on how to become a Vobster SUP member.
  • All members will need to sign our new terms & conditions, the health questionnaire and COVID-19 declaration. This can be done quickly and easily via our booking portal at app.vobster.com.
HOW TO INVITE A GUEST
Inviting a friend along for a relaxing swim, dive or SUP session is very easy to do. Below you'll find a step by step guide to what's involved...
VOBSTER MEMBER
  • First, create your session booking via our online booking portal at app.vobster.com.
  • On the YOUR SESSION BOOKINGS screen, each of your booked sessions should have two buttons - CANCEL and ADD GUEST. Click on the ADD GUEST button and the guest invite screen will appear.
  • Click on the 'Email me a link' button and then check your email inbox. You should receive an email from us containing a link - forward this email containing the link to your guest.
  • When you return to the booking portal, the 'ADD GUEST' button will change to +1 PENDING. Once your guest has registered with us and confirmed your invite, this will change to BOOKED.
  • Note that if you cancel your booking, your guest's booking will automatically be cancelled too. Guests cannot attend a session without the member who invited them.
YOUR GUEST
  • Your friend will forward you a link generated by our booking system. Follow this link in the email and you'll be taken to our booking system. If you're not already registered on our system, click on the REGISTER button.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to register yourself on our system. You'll be asked to add your address and contact details, followed by various health and COVID declarations - these must all be completed to complete your registration. The system will generate a temporary password for you - make a note of this as you will need it later.
  • Once you've completed the registration process, you'll be taken to the YOUR SESSION BOOKINGS page where the sessions you have been invited to attend will be listed. You don't need to do anything if you do wish to attend - your attendance will automatically be confirmed when you sign in to the portal.
  • If you are unable to attend the session, remember to CANCEL the session so others may use it.
Terms & Conditions
  • There are only a finite number of guest spaces available for each session. If you are unable to add a guest to your booking then the reason is simple - all guest spaces have been taken. No exceptions will be made.
  • All guest spaces MUST BE PREBOOKED through the booking portal at app.vobster.com - our staff cannot do this for you so please do not ask. Please do not just turn up with your guest!
  • Members can only invite ONE GUEST per session. This cannot be overriden so please do not ask.
  • Guests can only attend the same session that the member is attending - they cannot choose a different session or activity.
  • Guests can only attend with the member who invited them - if that member cancels their own booking, the guests' booking will be automatically cancelled too.
  • Members who invite guests must attend the session with their guest. If the member fails to turn up to a session that the guest attends, the member may be charged for the session they failed to attend.
STAY SAFE AS YOU SUP
We like to think that Vobster Quay offers a highest quality, friendly & stress-free place to SUP, but we do ask all our visitors to observe the following rules and safety guidelines...
  • Most of the water at Vobster Quay is very deep and can be cold even during the Summer months. All SUP users must wear a suitable buoyancy aid at all times and thermal protection is reconmmended.
  • SUP users should be accompanied by a buddy or land based spotter at all times. Solo SUP boarding without a spotter is not allowed at Vobster Quay.
  • SUP users should enter and exit the water at the dedicated SUP entry point only.
  • SUP participants must be able to swim 25 metres unaided in cold water.
  • You are comfortable swimming in deep water and can tread water for a minimum of 1 minute.
  • You must wear a buoyancy aid/jacket at all times. You must bring your own - we do not have them available to hire.
  • Only persons who have undertaken appropriate training under the direct supervision of a recognised SUP instructor may use SUP boards at Vobster.
  • No-one can be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol whilst participating in any form of water activities including but not limited to SUP use.
  • No child under the age of 12 may use a SUP board at Vobster. Any child under 18 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.
SUP Prerequisites
To enjoy SUP activities at Vobster Quay, we ask that you are able to meet these simple requirements:

  • You have no health issues that may either impede or pose a risk to you whilst engaged in SUP activities.
  • You can competently swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided in cold water.
  • You are comfortable swimming in deep water and can tread water for a minimum of 1 minute.
  • You have taken part in open water SUP activities before.
FIND YOUR WAY AROUND
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Vobster Quay is built around a 36-acre fresh water lake nestled in the beautiful Somerset countryside. With ample parking, heated changing rooms with free hot showers and onsite catering offering a range of snacks and drinks, we're confident that you'll enjoy your visit.

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OPENING HOURS
Vobster Quay is pleased to welcome members for a relaxing dive, swim or SUP. We are open seven days a week and offer the perfect blend of fresh water activities with a range of high quality facilities and services.
We offer members the option to book a timed booking session every day, seven days a week. Sessions must be booked in advance via our new booking portal at app.vobster.com. Please click on the PDF links below for session times for both swimmers and divers.

Please do not turn up if you are not a current member and have not booked a session - you will not be able to enter.

OPEN WATER
SWIMMING
OCTOBER 2021
1st - 31st October
WINTER 2021
1st Nov - 30th March
SCUBA DIVING &
FREEDIVING
SUMMER 2021
1st May - 31st Oct
WINTER 2021
1st Nov - 30th March
STAND UP
PADDLEBOARDING
PLEASE NOTE
SUP Sessions available between MAY & SEPTEMBER ONLY
ENTRY FEES
We like to think that a visit to Vobster Quay offers superb value for money. With a full range of superb facilities on site and the very best in fresh water activities, we're confident that you'll keep coming back for more...
Entry Type
Members
Non-Members / Guests
Diver
£ 17.00
£ 23.00
Swimmer
£ 5.75
£ 9.00
SUP
£ 5.75
£ 5.75
Spectator / Spotter
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DIVER
PRICE
Member
£ 17.00
Non-Member
£ 23.00
SWIMMER
PRICE
Member
£ 5.75
Non-Member
£ 9.00
SUP
PRICE
Member
£ 5.75
Non-Member
£ 5.75
SPECTATOR
PRICE
Spotter / Surface Support
No Charge