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THURSDAY EVENING
LATE OPENING...



2019 SEASON
START:
25/04/2019
END:
31/10/2019
TIME:
17:00 - 21:30
DUSK DIVING
Safety Guidelines

Dusk diving can be a lot of fun providing you follow some common-sense advice...
  • Get trained - considering signing up for a PADI Night Diver Specialty course
  • Always carry a primary torch with fresh batteries
  • Always carry a reliable backup torch
  • Do not dazzle other divers with your torch beam!
  • Use glowsticks or a strobe to aid buddy contact
  • Go slow and stay close to avoid buddy separation
  • Stay shallow - there's no reason to go deep!
Can you feel it? Yes folks, Spring is definitely in the air (well, sort of) and that can mean only one thing - it's time to grab your gear and head down to Vobster for a cheeky Thursday evening dip...

With the winter hopefully well and truly behind us, we celebrate the return of those long, warm(ish) Summer evenings with a welcome change to our regular opening hours. To celebrate the changing of the seasons, Vobster Quay is pleased to offer divers and swimmers alike the opportunity to take advantage of the longer, lighter evenings that British Summer Time brings with our late Thursday evening opening hours.

Starting from 25th April 2019 and running until 31st October 2019, we'll be keeping the gates open between 5:00pm and 9:30pm (exit the water by 9:00pm) for those who fancy a cheeky post-work dive or swim. It's the perfect opportunity to take a break from the working week so why not join us?

The first evening dive for the 2019 season will be announced shortly and with the sun pre-booked to dip below the horizon at shortly after 6:30pm (the lengths we go to, eh!), it's a great chance to snag a genuine dusk dive opportunity and who doesn't love a dusk dive? With the lake cloaked in darkness, it's like a whole new dive - just don't forget your torch!


Great for dive schools...


Our Thursday late opening hours are great for dive schools and clubs too. Whether you want to run a night dive specialty or simply get your club members in the water ready for the start of the new dive season, our Thursday evening late opening hours give you plenty of time to get some worthwhile training in.

Don't forget our special instructor deal - for every four students you bring along, one instructor gets in free! You can carry students across from previous visits too! Visit our For Dive Schools page for more information.


Discounted Entry...



As if the thought of being able to get a mid-week dive in isn't enough, we've made the deal even sweeter - arrive after 5:00pm and divers can take advantage of our discounted entry fees...

Entry TypeNON-MEMBERSMEMBERS
Diver£ 21.00£ 15.00
Spectator£ 0.00£ 0.00
Swimmer£ 8.75£ 6.25
Afternoon Diver (midweek after 1pm)£ 10.50£ 9.00
Evening Diver (after 5pm Thurs Eve BST)£ 10.50£ 9.00


Training Opportunities...



PADI Night Diver
DURATION: One evening with three open water dives
PREREQUISITES:
COST: £215
NEXT COURSE:
The PADI Night Diver speciality course is your introduction to a whole new way of diving, giving you the knowledge and skills to safely and competently conduct night dives with just just a torch and your new found skills to guide you.

You'll learn how to competently plan a night dive and further develop your navigation skills to allow you to find your way around under water without the aid of natural light. You'll also learn all about the specialist equipment needed to conduct night dives with particular attention given to the different types of torch available to the budding night diver. You and your buddy will learn how to communicate underwater and how to effectively deal with the hazards that can be potentially encountered on a night diving.

Through a combination of home study and knowledge review, the PADI Night Diver specialty course involves minimal classroom work with the emphasis placed firmly on practical learning! Over the course of three dives, you'll learn how to safely plan and conduct night dives as you develop your knowledge and experience under the watchful eye of your PADI instructor.





SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
15.8°C
RECORDED ON:
22-05-2019    07:30





Great to see new divers trying the VMS RedBare at Vobster this weekend. #ccr #vobsterquay #ccrtrydives

POSTED: 20th May 2019

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POSTED: 16th May 2019

WHAT'S THE WATER TEMPERATURE?

What's the water temperature? It's a question we get asked a lot here at Vobster Quay. To help you understand how the water temperature varies over the course of the year, we have created a very handy chart based on real data (in degrees C) collected during 2017.

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POSTED: 15th May 2019

Congratulations Fourth Element! Here's a scuba supplier that has spearheaded the role of conservation in diving - we're proud to be stocking their gear and using their thermals as a test centre.

POSTED: 08th May 2019

Happy Star Wars day everyone! May the 4th be with you :) Who can guess where in Vobster Quay this stunning Star Wars themed image was shot?

Another stunning underwater image from photographer Jason Brown. Follow his photography over at BARDOCreative

POSTED: 04th May 2019

WE'RE OPEN ALL MAY BANK HOLIDAY

DIY or diving? Lunch with the in-laws or open water swimming? Yup - it's not a difficult choice to make when you think about it.

To save you all from the May bank holiday chores, we'll be open each and every day for our usual perfect blend of fresh water fun.... [more]

POSTED: 03rd May 2019










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