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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
15.8°C
RECORDED ON:
22-05-2019    07:30





It’s a tranquil morning. #goodmorning #vobsterquay #supsomerset #sup

POSTED: 18th June 2019

HAVE I GOT TIME FOR ANOTHER LAP?

Check this out, the grand switch on has happened. You can now see whether you have time for the last lap without fearing the wrath of the air horn. Fully lit with LED lights, even in the dark there's no excuse! Visible from the centre of the lake - just... [more]

POSTED: 14th June 2019

Suunto Demo weekend Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd June at Vobster Quay. Please do come and visit the guys.

POSTED: 13th June 2019

AROUND THE CLOX WITH MIFLEX HOSES AND KUBI

Many thanks to Peter Wilson of Miflexhoses and KUBI Dry Glove Systems for sponsoring us this fabulous new clock for the Quayside. No excuses for late exit now, as it comes fully lit ready for night dives and swims. #latenightswimming #nightdives #kubidrygloves #miflexhoses

POSTED: 12th June 2019

EVERYTHING WE DO - we do for you

The 2019 shelter is progressing nicely, almost ready for the summer with Suunto Diving. #summerishere #suuntodiving #vobsterquay #wildswimming #openwaterswimming #greatviz

POSTED: 07th June 2019

Solstice Swim - Friday June 21st at 4.55am

Please join us to celebrate the Solstice this year by partaking in the early morning swim. We will have a lifeguard on duty from 5am-8am, and breakfast will be available afterwards.

Thanks to Sally and Geoff Hooper for these fab photos from last year, and looking forward to this years... [more]

POSTED: 07th June 2019










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