More tea, vicar? This diver takes a much needed mid-dive tea break...
The industrial tumble drier in 12m makes for a fun little swimthru!
An array of weird and wonderful objects litter the lake bed.
A small boat wreck lies between the 6m and 9m training platforms.
Tuck those danglies in and watch out for your cylinder valve!
Various between 12m and 36m
Dotted around the bottom of the lake you'll find a host of different
objects that - whilst not always significant enough to warrant their
own marker buoy - are sure to add interest to any dive...
between the tail section of the aircraft and the Crushing Works, for
example, you'll find the remains of a large industrial tumble drier
(pictured above) which provides a surprisingly entertaining swim thru -
just make sure your buddy doesn't hit the 'spin cycle' button whilst
you're passing through it! Make sure you tuck all your 'danglies' in
too and watch out for your cylinder valve - other divers can hear the
inevitable 'clonk' from a mile off!
swim-thru fun doesn't stop there, though - not far from the tumble
drier you'll find three massive 7-tonne concrete pipes that have been
placed in the lake near the Crushing Works. Measuring 2.5m long and
over 2m in diameter, these enormous drainage pipes were donated to the
site by our friends at CPM Group Ltd. Sat at a depth of just 12m, divers of all levels can 'play hamster' as they swim in and out of these fun concrete tubes.
If you're milling around by the 6 and 9m training platforms (buoys 1
and 2), check out the boat wreck - it's small but well worth a visit!
For visiting dive schools, this small but perfectly formed boat makes
an ideal point of interest for students on their first training dives,
lying as it does within just a couple of fin kicks from both platforms.
worth looking out for are various bicycles, a metal water container
near the centre section of the aircraft (24m) and even the old quarry
safe that lies sad and forgotten near the tail section of the aircraft!
We still haven't worked out the combination...
Spin Dryer near aircraft tail section
Massive concrete pipes near Crushing Works
Loss of visibility, protruding metal, depth entanglement, overhead environment
Adobe Flash Required
SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
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 #padiprosPOSTED: 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 #padicoursesPOSTED: 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.
.#solid green#rebreather #rebreatherdiving #vmsrebreathersPOSTED: 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