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Vobster Santas 2017


Ho Ho Ho! The continuing success of our world record-holding Vobster Santas Splash-in from its humble beginnings here at Vobster has inspired us to carry on with our traditional Christmas dive this year.

We are not alone either - a quick trawl of the global diving community reveals Santa diving events in Crete, Key Largo and Santa Cruz Island to name but three. Santa diving events are popular here in the UK too but none even come close to the size and shear fun of Vobster Santas - last year we smashed the world record by successfully getting 188 Santa divers into the water at once and it's a record we want to take even higher! Can we beat it? Of course we can - but only with your help.

Of course Vobster Santas isn't just about world records - it's also about raising some serious cash for charity. Once again, we're aiming to raise some serious money for the RNLI by getting as many sponsored divers and swimmers dressed in their finest Santa outfits onsite and in the water as we can. Every single day the brave men & women of the RNLI put their own lives at risk to ensure the safety and well being of all those that use and enjoy the seas around the UK.

Each and every Santa diver or swimmer will be invited to seek sponsorship for their endeavours through either individual sponsorship or via JustGiving. To help your fundraising activities, we've created a selection of posters you can download here. Before you start your fundraising, please take a few moments to register...

This year's event is all set to run on Sunday 17th December 2017 so sign up today!

Register for Vobster Santas 2017

Whatever method of sponsorship you choose, it's important that you register your participation with us. Please use the form below to register yourself for Vobster Santas 2017...

Your Name:





House No:

Get involved with Vobster Santas 2017!

Getting involved in Vobster Santas is easy! Here's what you'll need to do...

  • Register your participation using the sign up form at the bottom of this page
  • Decide how you'd like to raise sponsorship - either via direct sponsorship or via the Vobster Santas JustGiving page
  • Promote your involvement in lots of imaginative ways - get as many people to sponsor you as possible!
  • Buy a Santa suit - don't forget to cut a hole in the arm for your drysuit dump valve!
  • Turn up on the day and join hundreds of other Santa divers as they take the plunge!

Get yourself Sponsored!

Vobster Santas is all about having fun but it's important to remember that it's also all in a very good cause - we're seeking to raise as much money as possible in aid of the RNLI.

We activitely encourage all our Santa divers to do their bit by raising money for the event. You can do so by one of three different methods:
  • Direct Sponsorship - Simply download the Vobster Santas 2017 Sponsorship Form and then pester your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you for the event. It really is that easy!
  • JustGiving - Take all the hassle out of fund raising by simply pointing your friends, family and anyone else that you know to the Vobster Santas JustGiving page. They'll be able to donate online and will even be able to take advantage of GiftAid.
  • Text Message - Your friends, family and supporters can donate by text message by texting VSAN77 and an amount of £5 or £10 to 70070. For example, texting 'VSAN77 £10' to 70070 will donate £10 to Vobster Santas 2017 - it really is that simple.

Download 2017 Event Posters

To help with your fundraising efforts, we've created a series of posters that you can download and print off to help promote your sponsorship efforts...

Drum up interest amongst members of your dive club or school with this full colour A4 poster.

LINK: Download PDF

Encourage your friends and work mates to sponsor you online via JustGiving with this full colour A4 poster.

LINK: Download PDF

Encourage your friends and work mates to sponsor you via direct sponsorship with this full colour A4 poster.

LINK: Download PDF

If you plan to collect sponsorship yourself then make life easy with this convenient full colour A4 form.

LINK: Download PDF

20-03-2018    12:00

We're loving this awesome video of our new Sea King helicopter dive attraction created by Youtuber Jerriarchie. We love your work, Jerri!

Why not join us this weekend and discover this exciting new dive attraction for yourself! :-)

View the video - [weblink]

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

If you have been 3D curious about photogrammetry, now is the time to explore for yourself. 3D models can be produced with basic cameras with good lighting and steady diving - this course will discuss all aspects of acquiring images for photogrammetry while diving, along with guidance on equipment upgrades you could consider.

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Develop diving photogrammetry skills with Simon Brown and Tim Clements. Three days discovering the basics of photogrammetry, discussion about camera / lighting rigs and supervised dives to acquire data and create your own single chunk 3D models. You don't need high end camera gear, computers or technical diving skills, just curiousity and enthusiasm to gain new and rewarding skills. Please call 01373 814666 and ask for Tim for more details or email training@vobster.com

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Congratulations to Karlos Moodster for the successful completion of his PADI Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air and SMB Diver courses. He is now ready to tackle the briskest of British diving conditions in safety and style, whilst having a jolly good time too, it would seem.

Safe adventuring to you all. Hugo

#PADI #scubadiving #ukdiving #outdoorpursuits #adventure #otterwatersports #vobsterquay #highqualitytraining

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Thanks for your support Emma Hewitt, lovely to see you again and thanks for the 15 years award! Looking forward to a great summer here at sunny Vobster.

POSTED: 21st March 2018


Some years ago we took delivery of a shipment of 10 Jesters from Highbridge Carnival Club. The now form a 'park' at 25m and an excellentdive for AOW and above. Meander through the model here, then book your visit to the real thing! Thanks again Marcus for the expertise and... [more]

POSTED: 20th March 2018


It's been a while, so here is the 'post beast' outlook.

First, the easy bit - it is just over 6 degrees throughout the lake, at all depths. Take a degree off if you wear a Suunto.

Second, viz - it was poor in the shallows last weekend (premature mussel spawning),... [more]

POSTED: 20th March 2018

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