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Freediving at Vobster



FREEDIVING RULES

We're pretty chilled out here at Vobster but we do ask you to observe the following rules whilst freediving with us:
  • All freedivers must dive with a buddy at all times - solo diving is not allowed at Vobster.
  • Freedivers must only dive to the limits of their training.
  • All freedivers using the Lilypad must wear a lanyard.
  • Freedivers must sign in on arrival before entering the water. You can sign in either at the dive centre shop (weekdays) or at the top gate (weekends).
  • When you have finished, please pull all lines out of the water.



A freediver prepares to dive to 35m from the Vobster Lilypad



Lines run to the bottom of the lake for constant weight diving



Happy freedivers enjoying the diving facilities at Vobster Quay


Welcome to the Lilypad...


Welcome to The Lily Pad - the freediving platform at Vobster Quay! The platform has been specifically placed in the lake for the use of freedivers wishing to train, practice and - of course - have fun!

Moored over the deepest part of the lake with 6 lines going straight to the bottom, the 'Lily Pad' (as we affectionately call it) is the ideal platform to enjoy the sport of freediving.
Interesting Lilypad Facts...
  • The two lines at the front of Lily (by the shed) are set to 15 metres and are for free immersion and testing buoyancy. They are marked using the system below.

  • All the other 4 lines run to the bottom are for constant weight diving and are marked as follows - 1 black line for 10 metres, 2 for 20 and 3 for 30. At 5, 15 and 25 metres there is a red line. At 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 32, 34 metres there is a yellow line.

  • All lines are easily retrievable from the platform. A member of Vobster Quay staff will show you how to use these if you are unsure. Please set your depth before you make a dive to avoid overshooting your target.

  • Please be aware that below 26 metres the water gets very dark! This depth should only be reached by suitably trained freedivers (ie. AIDA **** freediver or equivelent).

Diving Freedom


So what is freediving? Freediving is the sport of Apnea ie. breath hold diving. This can be in a pool or open water. Learning to freedive has many benefits: It increases the amount of time you can stay underwater whilst snorkelling or taking underwater photographs. It is a wonderful way to relax, and can also really help to reduce the amount of air you use when scuba diving.




SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
18.5°C
RECORDED ON:
12-09-2018    13:30





The lake was on song this morning; long shadows and rising mist signalling the start of Autumn season and all of the beauty this brings. Plenty of diving and swimming to be had though, with the cooler months bringing the best visibility and jaw-dropping scenery like this. Come on down; he water's just fine.

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#quarrylakes #lakes #openwaterswimming #quarrydiving #somerset

POSTED: 24th September 2018

Also, if anyone with a deep cert or higher fancies joining me for a weekend's diving out of Plymouth, please give me a call on 01373 814666, as I have one space going on a charter.

#Plymouth

#wreckdiving

#iantduk

#vqdivers

#ukdiver

POSTED: 17th September 2018

This weekend also saw #iantduk instructor trainer Tim Clements guiding some new #rebreather divers through the final stages of their initial training.

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#technicaldiving #vms #redseries #ccrexplorers

POSTED: 17th September 2018

Another successful weekend for the VQ training department, saw Andrea furthering her #padidivemaster programme, seen here giving a dive brief to some #padi #aow students, under the watchful eye of resident instructor Seb. #adventuretraining

POSTED: 17th September 2018

Welcome to TEKCamp 2018!

Good morning campers, we are official open for TEKCamp 2018 - check out the awesome t-shirts created exclusively for us by Fourth Element!

POSTED: 03rd September 2018

Over the past two days, Amy, Dan, Simon and Luke have been completing their Open Water and Drysuit Speciality courses. From a 'clean slate' on day one, through to planning their final qualifying dive and post-dive victory celebrations! Well done all. Pete. #PADI #paditv #scubadiving #ukdiving #explore #quarrylakes #westcountry #vqdivers @ Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre

POSTED: 31st August 2018










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