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BECOME A SAFER &
MORE CONFIDENT DIVER!

IANTD training is all about training safe, responsible, knowledgeable, thinking divers with the skills to explore safely new and challenging dives.

From a twinset or sidemount intro session, to rebreather and instructor training, IANTD courses emphasis knowledge, proficiency, judgement and safety. It's a philosophy reflected in our self-sufficient diver course and continues throughout all our training programs.

This foundation will support you as you aim for more challenging and rewarding dives in all environments from reefs to wrecks and caves. Skill and self sufficiency also underpin safe instruction or survey work. If you are a scientist, archaeologist, divemaster or instructor, you will benefit from the IANTD approach to dive planning and execution.

IANTD has been at the cutting edge of technical diver training for more than 30 years and continues to set the pace that others follow. From the first nitrox course in the world to its recreational trimix programs which allow for reduced narcosis in the entry-level tech depth range, through to CCR Cave and Expedition Trimix, IANTD has been setting the standard since the very beginning.

Call us on 01373 814666 and ask for Hugo or Tim to discuss how IANTD training can unlock the potential in your diving.



The Vobster Difference



Signing up for a training course with Vobster Quay is a great way to start your technical diving career. As a full-time diving operation with years of experience behind us, we've put together an unbeatable range of courses to suit divers of all levels and aspirations...
  • Our instructors are active technical divers, regularly advancing their own experience.
  • Vobster instructors contribute to IANTD training materials development - we're writing the book!
  • Vobster instructors regularly run technical diving trips.
  • Vobster Quay is the home of IANTD UK - train at the UK HQ.
  • All our instructors and divemasters are paid - and fully insured - professionals. We do not use amateurs.
  • We don't subcontract our teaching - courses are taught by centre manager Tim Clements and many of our staff are tech trained too!
  • With our low maximum ratio of students to instructors, you'll enjoy individual attention. We don't believe in 'cookie cut' courses.
  • Forgotten a skill or simply want to check your dive planning? Just call or email and we'll be happy to bring you back up to speed.
  • Need a new wing or a twinset? Our onsite shop stocks many of the top brands in technical gear including Halcyon, Hollis, Apeks and VMS Rebreathers.
  • All your theory sessions take place in heated classroom facilities with full multimedia facilities right here onsite at Vobster Quay.
  • We treat everyone as an individual and offer a range of training options to suit every budget and training need. We can even offer one-to-one training!
  • With plenty of parking right next to the waterside, there's no need to lug your heavy twinset up and down a hill just to get to the water!
  • With our own 36-acre fresh water lake stocked with fascinating dive attractions and thousands of friendly fish, you're guaranteed to dive at Vobster Quay. Diving at Vobster is not weather-dependent.

Meet our Instructors




TIM CLEMENTS
IANTD Instructor Trainer
Tim started diving in 1990 while studying Marine Biology and Oceanography, becoming a BSAC Advanced Diver in 1993 and taking part in several scientific diving expeditions to Southern Ireland.

Following an MSc in the Orkneys and an HSE Part IV qualification, Tim worked across the spectrum of diving, including environmental survey work, aquarium diving and media projects.

Eight years of aquarium education programmes has given Tim a deep enthusiasm for revealing the underwater world to divers and non divers alike, even converting an old sewage works in Fort William into a public aquarium based around human marine exploration.

His diving has taken him to many countries, wrecks and reefs. Although Tim has also occasionally been persuaded to dive in warm water, he is convinced the UK offers some of the best diving in the world.

Tim began technical diving in 1999, taking part in the 990 magazine expedition to the Bullring in 2002 as underwater videographer.

Tim can offer training on OC up to Normoxic Plus (70m), CCR to Normoxic Plus (70m), Instructor OC training up to Normoxic Plus, incl Sidemount, Instructor training CCR up to ART dil (RedBare).

Tim has applied his knowledge and experience to writing new materials for IANTD, with the Self Sufficient manual 2017, plus Photogrammetry and Scientific diving course materials for 2018.

HOWARD 'HUGO' ANGEL
IANTD Technical Instructor
Howard 'Hugo' Angel is an IANTD Normoxic Plus Trimix Instructor, an IANTD DPV instructor, IANTD Sidemount instructor and IANTD Hypoxic Trimix JJ-CCR diver.

Howard approaches technical diving with a single minded determination and has worked as professional diver in England, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. A keen technical diving enthusiast, Howard is a dedicated cold water diver, with a particular interest in deep diving, the overhead environment and rebreathers. Recent highlights of this experience have included SS Transylvania (120m+) in 2016 and deep channel dives during 2017, plus UK Mine diving.

Despite the high tech focus of his own personal diving, Howard is an enthusiastic trainer of divers and enjoys sharing the underwater world with both novice and experienced divers alike.

Howard's future ambitions are to continue to explore the flooded caves and mines of the world, working towards becoming a full cave and CCR instructor.

Training Schedule



Looking for diver training at Vobster Quay? Here's a list of the courses we've got lined up over the next few months...
Course Name
Start Date
Duration
Price
PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)26 Jul 20184 days 660

PADI - AOW (Silver)27 Jul 20183 Days 460

PADI - AOW (Gold)27 Jul 20185 days 570

IANTD - Self Sufficent01 Aug 20182 days 320

PADI - AOW (Silver)03 Aug 20183 Days 460

PADI - AOW (Gold)03 Aug 20185 days 570

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)04 Aug 20184 days 660

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)09 Aug 20184 days 660

IANTD - Normoxic(not inc gas)15 Aug 20185 days 800

IANTD - ART (no gas)23 Aug 20184 days 575

Rescue,EFR & O2 (Gold)24 Aug 20183 days 560

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)25 Aug 20184 days 660

PADI - AOW (Silver)01 Sep 20183 Days 460

PADI - AOW (Gold)01 Sep 20185 days 570

PADI - AOW (Silver)04 Sep 20183 Days 460

PADI - AOW (Gold)04 Sep 20185 days 570

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)08 Sep 20184 days 660

IANTD - Sidemount08 Sep 20182 days 320

IANTD - CCR Diver (RedBare)13 Sep 20185 days 900

IANTD RecMixGas CCR13 Sep 20184 days 720

IANTD - Deep22 Sep 20182 days 375

IANTD - ART (no gas)01 Oct 20184 days 575

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)06 Oct 20184 days 660

IANTD - Self Sufficent13 Oct 20182 days 320

Rescue,EFR & O2 (Gold)26 Oct 20183 days 560

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)27 Oct 20184 days 660

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)03 Nov 20184 days 660

PADI - AOW (Silver)10 Nov 20183 Days 460

PADI - AOW (Gold)10 Nov 20185 days 570

IANTD - Sidemount10 Nov 20182 days 320

IANTD - Deep24 Nov 20182 days 375

PADI - OW & Drysuit & Nitrox (Gold)08 Dec 20184 days 660

IANTD - Normoxic(not inc gas)23 Apr 20195 days 800

Tech Coaching28 Apr 20191 day 180


Need more information on the courses we offer? Call us
on 01373 814666 or email us to discuss your training requirements!



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We're hip, we're happening and we're down with the kids. Yes folks, everyone's favourite inland diving and open water swimming centre is now on Instagram! You can follow all the fun on your mobile fun by connecting to us @vobsterquay.

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POSTED: 20th July 2018

Another great reason to attend this year's TEKCamp! Tickets are still available so sign up today :-)

POSTED: 16th July 2018

GREAT VIZ AND EFFORTLESS DIVING...

A massive thank you to diver Darren Harper for this simply awesome video captured during a very recent dive with our very own Howard 'Hugo' Angel. Scooters, rebreathers, Summer water temperatures and fabulous viz - what's not to like?

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So who's joining us for a dive this weekend? The weather... [more]

POSTED: 13th July 2018

Vobster is such a wonderful playground for divers of all levels! What will you see on your next dive?

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POSTED: 10th July 2018

Another outstanding weekend of diving with @indeepdivecentre; 10m+ vis, calms seas and more critters than you could shake a pasty at. If that sounds like your kind of weekend, I am running another one in September. Call Vobster and ask for Hugo. Safe #ukdiving #plymouth #vqdivers #iantduk #seeker #wreckdiving

POSTED: 04th July 2018

Congratulations to Louise, Deb and Grace for completing their PADI Rescue course yesterday, we had a blast! Andrea and Victor, Divemaster Trainees, performed brilliantly too. Cheers and safe diving from Derek and me. Pete.

POSTED: 30th June 2018

Once upon a time a keen rescue diver arrived at Vobster. She completed dive master, technical and blending certs, plus IANTD instructor internship. We're proud to have been a small part of the Gemma Smith story and our stock of T Shirt in aid of her recovery have now arrived. Best wishes from us all, you can help by buying the T Shirt #gemmasmith #vobsterquay

POSTED: 28th June 2018












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