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& 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
10.1°C
RECORDED ON:
22-04-2019    15:52





Great to see the good folk from Calne Divers enjoying the superb Easter weather and the awesome viz!

POSTED: 24th April 2019

This week marks the first of our Thursday late opening evenings so why not join us for a cheeky post-work dive or swim? Out of the water time is 9pm with food and gas available until 8.30pm. See you on Thursday!

POSTED: 23rd April 2019

'Under Pressure' by Gareth Lock is now in stock. The psychological side of diving and teamwork is mandatory reading for ALL divers, from professionals, divemasters, team members and sports divers. It's about your approach to diving, spotting yourself before your make mistakes and most importantly, about being able to raise issues without ridicule. That is essential to take the sport we all love forwards.

Vobster has implemented Human Factors into all it's SCUBA trainingfrom rec to tec and ccr, with only positive results for safety and education. we have reviewd the design of the RedBare CCR at VMS in the same way. Buy the book, read it and implement the lessons - it's... [more]

POSTED: 23rd April 2019

It’s epic o clock. Happy Easter from us all at Vobster Quay.

POSTED: 21st April 2019

This really is the full length of the 6m skills platform visible from the shore. Water temp 10 degrees at surface. Great to see plenty of divers getting early season training and skills in. #vobsterquay #somerset #dive2019 #padi #learntodive #ukdiving

POSTED: 20th April 2019

Sparkly conditions today for Marcus and company. Water now 10 degrees at surface. #vobsterquay #somerset #diveseason2019

POSTED: 20th April 2019

There's treasure out there just waiting to be found! Will you be one of the lucky ones? Scattered around the UK at various popular dive sites, find one of these metal boxes and you and your buddy could be the lucky winners of a fabulous full colour Suunto D5 dive computer. What are you looking for? Grab your gear and go diving this Easter weekend!

POSTED: 19th April 2019










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