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Technical training at Vobster





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
IANTD CCR ART dil upgrade28 Sep 20183 days 450

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

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

IANTD - Normoxic(not inc gas)08 Oct 20185 days 800

PADI - AOW (Silver)13 Oct 20183 Days 460

PADI - AOW (Gold)13 Oct 20185 days 570

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 - Self Sufficent10 Nov 20182 days 320

Rescue,EFR & O2 (Gold)16 Nov 20183 days 560

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!



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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