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COMMERCIAL, SCIENTIFIC
& MEDIA PROJECTS...




ONSITE FACILITIES
What we can offer

We can offer commercial and media industry customers a range of onsite facilities...
  • 36-acres of fresh water to a maximum depth of 36m/130ft
  • 3-phase power
  • Compressed air, nitrox and trimix to 300bar
  • Onsite catering and hospitality provision
  • Diving services
  • 2 x Safety boats
  • Changing rooms with hot showers
  • Site-wide wireless internet connection
  • Waterside access for articulated lorries and small cranes to 25 tonnes

ROV photos kindly provided
by Atlantas Marine
Isn't it time you discovered the UK's premier location for deepwater commercial trials, scientific research and media productions?

Located in the heart of the scenic Somerset countryside, Vobster Quay is built upon the banks of a 36-acre fresh water lake suitable for a wide range of commercial, scientific and media activities.

A former deepwater research site for the UK Ministry of Defence, the lake's topography offers a range of water depths from 6m/20ft to a maximum of 36m/130ft (click to view sidescan image). With excellent water clarity and access from extensive waterside concrete aprons, Vobster Quay can also provide ample office, training, secure storage and workshop space for your project. For those with more specific needs, we can help with any additional logistics.
DISCRETE AND SECURE...
Our secluded rural location offers discrete, low background noise for testing and filming whilst a large car park provides excellent space for equipment deployment or support trailer parking. In addition, the entire site is surrounded by a 3m high wire fence that provides controlled access to the site and its facilities.
EASY ACCESS
FROM ANYWHERE...
Access is equally good from the M3, M4 and M5 with a 2-3 hour travel time typical from central London. In addition, Bristol International Airport is less than 45 minutes by road. The area is well served for good value accommodation and Vobster Quay is less than 2 minutes from the exclusive Babington House Hotel and Country Club. The nearest town is approximately 10 minutes drive.

Our experienced staff have a background in marine science and have hosted numerous commercial and scientific trials and filming events. Whatever your requirements, we can tailor our facility to suit your needs...
TALK TO US! For more information on the services we can offer, please contact us on 01373 814666 or send an email to info@vobster.com.



Vobster Quay Site Details



Vobster Quay has a great deal to offer commercial and media clients who require access to a large body of water. Conveniently located within the Somerset countryside, Vobster Quay is not affected by adverse weather conditions and offers discrete and secure facilities.
ITEM DETAILS
Lake Type Fresh water, non-tidal
Lake Area 36 acres
Depth Range 6 metres - 36 metres
Bottom Composition Limestone Silt / Rock
Onsite Facilities Discrete location with 3m-high perimeter fence
Onsite catering and hospitality provision
Air compressor supporting mixed gas delivery
Large car park
Site-wide wireless internet connection
2 x Safety boats with outboard motors
Changing facilities with hot showers
Waterside access for articulated lorries and small cranes
Accommodation Accommodation List
Emergency Assistance EMS Info

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...




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





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!

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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.

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POSTED: 14th December 2018

VOBSTER SANTAS - ALL THE ESSENTIAL INFO!

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.... [more]

POSTED: 13th December 2018

WIN AN APEKS REGULATOR!

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!

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POSTED: 13th December 2018

LAST CALL FOR VOBSTER SANTAS 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... [more]

POSTED: 12th December 2018

WIN AN XT-TECH REGULATOR HOSE

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

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