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Commercial & Media Hire





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
6.5°C
RECORDED ON:
30-01-2019    10:00





PADI Divemaster Trainees working hard in this cold weather.

Our latest batch of DMTs are working very hard on their new skills, considering that the water is 6 degrees. Kit exchange and rescue lifts complete. PADI DM conducted programmes tomorrow. #shouldhavebookedajulycourse #padidivemasters #padicourses #padipros

POSTED: 20th February 2019

New Otter Atlantic MTM

Frances is enjoying her first ever dry dive in her new Otter Atlantic, definitely helping her on the Divemaster programme. #otter #otterdrysuits #padidivemaster #rescuedrills #padicourses

POSTED: 20th February 2019

OLD DOG, NEW GLOVES! After nearly 30 years of diving, Hugo has convinced Tim to give these new fangled dry gloves a whirl. Initial suspicion that this was 'all a bit soft' gave way to delight during a 105min CCR skills dive and Tim's hands emerged not only dry, but 'unmottled'. Tim would eat his hat if he didn't need it to keep his head warm. #kubi #drygloves #otterdrysuits #iantduk #redbareccr #vobsterquay ##drysuittraining

POSTED: 18th February 2019

Phil Short was awarded the ‘freedom of Vobster ‘ long ago. Here he is ccr diving with Thresher Sharks in the Phillipines.

POSTED: 16th February 2019

WASSUP! DISCOVER SUP AT VOBSTER

Fancy trying something new? We're very pleased to announce that we'll soon be offering something new and exciting at Vobster Quay - Stand Up Paddleboarding.

In partnership with the good folk at Adventure SUP, we'll be offering visitors the chance to try this exciting sport for themselves from 1st April onwards.... [more]

POSTED: 14th February 2019

Another #ccr try dive on the Red Series Rebreather, courtesy of #iantduk IT Tim Clements. Try-diver Caroline looking pretty slick after only 25mins on the unit - if only we could all find it so easy.

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#solid green

#rebreather #rebreatherdiving #vmsrebreathers

POSTED: 11th February 2019

Where's Hugo? a free cup of tea for the first pair of keen eyes to find Vobster Quays own Hugo Angel attending the PADI Pros UK diving safety event at PADI HQ. We take safety extremely seriously at Vobster and it was a great accolade to get our diver rescue video mentioned by the HSE. #vobsterquay #divesafety #safetrainingisgoodtraining #padiuk

POSTED: 08th February 2019










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