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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
9.8°C
RECORDED ON:
18-04-2018    11:40





Our first Thursday evening late opening kicks off this evening! The sun is shining and the water temperature is rising - there's never been a better opportunity for a cheeky mid-week dive or swim folks so grab your gear and head down to the quayside... last one in buys the burgers!

POSTED: 19th April 2018

Surface water temperature today is 9.8 degrees, however some may even get a 10.0 on their personal thermometers - summer is here.

POSTED: 18th April 2018

HUMBER 3D MODEL.

After a week of scientific diving talks and exploration, it's time to get back to project Vobster. Marcus has produced not one, but two models here. the highlight is the rarely visited Humber out 'beyond the jesters'. It's a cool dive, 25m ish and easily found from the crushing works.... [more]

POSTED: 17th April 2018

Proud to have contributed to the diving and training of ex Vobster staff member Rachael Priest, from burger van to dive master to IANTD tech diver on scientific diving projects at Heriot Watt. Cheers Tim

POSTED: 12th April 2018

We're loving this gorgeous photo of our new Sea King helicopter captured by pro underwater photographer Jason Brown of BARDOCreative. This and many other stunning images were taken last month for a feature all about the fascinating history of our new attraction in the new issue of Scuba Diver magazine - pick up your free copy in the Vobster shop!

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POSTED: 09th April 2018

THURSDAY LATE OPENING STARTS 19TH APRIL.

We are starting our late Thursday opening again from 19th April for swimmers and divers. Out of the water time will be 9pm. Swimmers please note this is not a lifeguarded session.

POSTED: 04th April 2018

Keep the impact of your activities down - save plastic, clean the oceans and buy gear from already recycled plastic. Thanks for showing the way Fourth Element.

POSTED: 02nd April 2018










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