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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
13.8°C
RECORDED ON:
31-10-2018    11:19





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POSTED: 16th November 2018

And Finally - the new Vobster Quay Sign.

Apologies for the length of time it has taken to get the main sign re-printed but it has now been done. Many thanks to The Diver Clinic in Poole for sponsoring the sign, your support is greatly appreciated. #thediverclinic #vobsterquay

POSTED: 14th November 2018

An amazing film shot in 360 in Ressel, France by Rich Richard Stevenson at Waterproof Media, Andy Torbet and Phil Short. I know a lot of hard work went into this, congratulations on the result.

POSTED: 14th November 2018

Many thanks to Marcus Blatchford for this great video from last week showing the VMS RedBare trydives with Phil Short and Gregory Parker. Thanks to the Robinsons for making it look so good.

POSTED: 12th November 2018

A Monday morning celebration for Andrea and Victor, successfully completing the #iantd Self-sufficient Diver programme. Good show!

#iantduk #scubadiving #technicaldiving #adventuretraining

POSTED: 12th November 2018

Sorry - No Men's showers available this weekend.

The men's showers are being refurbished and wont be available this weekend. Apologies for the inconvenience.

POSTED: 07th November 2018

Lovely, lovely shots of Vobster here....

POSTED: 07th November 2018










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