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SURFACE WATER TEMP:  12.6 °C    UPDATED:  25-11-2022
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Join us on Sunday 11th December for a morning of festive fundraising fun in aid of the RNLI and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance charities.
SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2022
VOBSTER SANTAS IS BACK!
Photos copyright © Jason Brown
Ho Ho Ho! We're delighted to announce that Vobster Santas is back for another bumper bag of festive diving fun! To start your festive season in style, we'll be hosting a very special yuletide dive session open to all - members and non-members alike. Grab your fluffy beards, folks - things are gonna get jolly!
Vobster Santas is all about getting together for some festive diving fun and - of course - raising some serious cash for charity! Once again, we're aiming to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance by encouraging each and every one of you to get sponsored. Both charities are very close to our hearts here at Vobster Quay so let's show them both just how much we value everything they do!

This year we'll be returning to our familiar mass dive format with all Santa divers hitting the water at 10:00am in one very large - and very festive - group! Gates will open at 7:30am followed by a dive brief at 09:30am so there will be plenty of time to get parked up, kitted up and ready to hit the water! Will we beat our record of 185 Santa divers all in the water at once? With your help, we know we can!

Full event information including a schedule of the day will be emailed to all participants shortly before the event.
FEELING FESTIVE?
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Ready to dig out your Santa outfit and get involved in the biggest and best Santa diving event this side of Lapland? Here's our step-by step guide to what you need to do...
Fancy an early Christmas present? We've pleased to announce that Vobster Santas 2022 is open to ALL DIVERS - members and non-members alike. All we ask is that you follow these simple instructions to get yourself registered on our event 'naughty and nice' list and booked in for the big day...

  • Start by REGISTERING YOURSELF on our event registration list using the form opposite. Ensure that you provide a valid email address as the address you supply will be used to send you further instructions.
  • You should receive an email containing a unique BOOKING LINK shortly after registering. Please note that it may take up to 60 minutes for this email to come through. Follow this link and you will be taken to our booking system.
  • If you are a NON-MEMBER who has not registered with us before, click on the REGISTER button under 'New Visitor' and follow the onscreen instructions. Complete the onscreen forms and declarations to get yourself set up on our system. Once complete, you will be automatically booked into the Vobster Santas diving session.
  • If you are a MEMBER or you have registered with us before, log in and you will be booked into the Vobster Santas diving session automatically. Members can only book themselves onto this session through this unique link.
  • If you have followed these instructions correctly, the session will now be listed under YOUR SESSION BOOKINGS. You should also receive an email from us confirming your booking.

Register for Vobster Santas 2022
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Not able to make it?
If you sign up for this year's Vobster Santas event and later find yourself unable to attend, please remember to log back in at app.vobster.com and CANCEL your booking. Spaces are limited so please give others the opportunity to attend in your place. Cancelling costs nothing and will surely earn you a place at the top of Santa's 'nice' list.
VOBSTER SANTAS 2022
RELIVE THE FESTIVE FUN!
Like a Christmas miracle, last year's Vobster Santas left us feeling all warm 'n' fuzzy just thinking about all the good cheer and belly laughs we enjoyed together. Join us as we look back on the highlights.
DO SOMETHING AMAZING
GET YOURSELF SPONSORED!
Vobster Santas is all about having fun but it's important to remember why we're doing it - to raise bags of cash for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
We actively encourage each and every participant to get themselves sponsored for this worthy event. Through JustGiving donations, divers can invite their friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor them to take to the balmy waters of Vobster Quay dressed in their finest festive gear. We've created a poster that you can download (below) and print off to help you promote your involvement and hopefully drum up some donations!

Since the events’ inception, Vobster’s Santa divers have helped to raise over £40,000 for these very worthy charities. Let's get that total even higher!
THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION
A charity close to every scuba diver's heart, RNLI lifeboats protect hundreds of communities around the UK and Ireland through their 24-hour search and rescue service. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824 but they’re more than just a rescue service.

Visit them online: RNLI.org
DONATE
DORSET & SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is a registered charity that provides critical care and evacuation for patients in Dorset and Somerset. Since it flew its first rescue mission in 2000, the charity has been tasked to thousands of incidents and have helped to save many thousands of lives.

Visit them online: dsairambulance.org.uk
DONATE
Useful Resources
  • Download, print out and post up this eye-catching poster to help you promote your charity sponsorship efforts:

SPONSORSHIP POSTER
Click icon to download
  • Looking to encourage members of your dive club to join you at Vobster Santas 2022? Download, print out and distribute this colourful event poster around your dive club:

DIVE CLUB POSTER
Click icon to download
  • Save the hassle of collecting and depositing money by pointing your friends, family and work colleagues to these online donation links...

DONATION LINK:  Air Ambulance

DONATION LINK:  RNLI
AMAZING PRIZES TO BE WON!
FESTIVE PRIZE DRAW RAFFLE
We're pleased to announce that our ever-popular Vobster Santas prize draw raffle is back! Once again we'll be raffling off a bumper selection of amazing prizes donated by some of the biggest names in diving!
Tickets cost just £1 and will be available to buy through the Vobster shop with the draw itself taking place on the 11th December at Vobster Santas. All proceeds will be donated to the two very worthy charities that we're supporting this year - the RNLI and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. So spread a little festive cheer and buy a sack-full of tickets!

Don't forget! The more tickets you buy, the more chances you've got of bagging an amazing prize so keep those fingers crossed that you're a winner!
OTTER DRYSUITS PONCHO
Change in style, comfort and warmth in this stylish Otter poncho-style changing robe.
Visit OTTER DRYSUITS
APEKS WTX-D45 WING
Interested in tech? The Apeks WTX-D45 is a travel friendly, robust twin cylinder wing designed for twin set diving.
Visit APEKS
EXPEDITION SERIES DRYPACK
With two waterproof compartments and a generous 60L volume, this pack is designed for divers, freedivers and weekend explorers alike.
Visit FOURTH ELEMENT
KENT TOOLING 50M RATCHET REEL
Kent Tooling build the toughest and most robust reels in the business! This composite ratchet reel offers 50 metres of line and a convenient ratchet mechanism.
Visit KENT TOOLING
KUBI DUFFEL DRYBAG
Keep your clothes and valuables protected with this rugged KUBI drybag.
Visit KUBI UK
CUTHERO LINE CUTTERS
Featuring a ceramic blade it cuts almost anything that gets in its way, we've got FIVE of these super-sharp beauties to give away!
Visit NAUTILUS UK
NAMMUTECH 30M FINGER SPOOL
Made from 3D printed carbon fibre composite, Nammutech finger spools are incredibly light and strong. We've got TWO to give away!
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OTTER POLAR HAT
Keep your head warm when the temperature drops with the new Polar Hat from Otter Drysuits. We've got TWO to give away!
Visit OTTER DRYSUITS
DIVING THE THISTLEGORM BOOK
The Ultimate Guide to a World War II Shipwreck! Featuring beautiful photography, inspiring 3D imagery and indepth information on this world-famous shipwreck.
Visit DIVED UP
THE SEA LIONS OF LOS ISLOTES
Discover the enchanting marine mammal inhabitants of Espiritu Santo Island through the breathtaking photography and words of Luke Inman.
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THE DIVER'S TALE
An amusing, frequently embarrassing, often unpleasant and occasionally tragic personal insight into British diving from author Nick Lyon.
Visit DIVED UP
NAMMUTECH 15M JUMP SPOOL
An easy to use spool designed for jumps in caves and mines, or for use in open water with a DSMB. We've got TWO to give away!
Visit NAMMUTECH
OTTER CHANGING MAT
Protect your feet on even the roughest ground with this easy to roll up and store neoprene changing mat from Otter.
Visit OTTER
TECHNICAL DIVING BOOK
Interested in technical diving? This book from tech pioneer Kevin Gurr is stuffed to the gills with essential information on advanced diving.
Visit IANTD UK
GODIVING SHOW TICKETS
Win a pair of weekend tickets for you and a friend to next year's fabulous Go Diving Show in Kenilworth.
Visit GO DIVING
VOBSTER QUAY MEMBERSHIPS
Win a full 12-months of membership to the UK's friendliest diving centre! Start or extend your membership.
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