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VOBSTER QUAY INLAND DIVING & SWIMMING CENTRE
VOBSTER QUAY
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  11.6 °C    UPDATED:  05-12-2022
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  11.6 °C
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Vobster Quay is pleased to welcome freedivers and scuba divers with a range of high quality facilities that provide all you need to enjoy a fun and leisurely diving experience.
ADVENTURE AWAITS!
DISCOVER VOBSTER QUAY
Welcome to the UK's friendliest inland scuba diving and open water swimming venue. We are proud to offer the perfect blend of awesome open water activities and a great range of facilities sure make your visit relaxing and fun.
For certified divers, there's no better place to hone your diving skills and have fun than Vobster Quay. With 36-acres of fresh water diving in depths ranging from 6 - 36 metres, divers of all levels will find the heady mix of exciting underwater attractions and a full range of diving support services hard to resist.

We've got a lot to offer open water swimmers and triathletes too. We offer a full range of great facilities, coaching and support services that will appeal to both casual swimmers and triathletes alike.
Can I visit Vobster Quay?
To enjoy activities at Vobster Quay, we ask that you are able to meet these simple requirements:

  • You must be a current member at Vobster Quay. We offer visitors cost effective swim membership or dive membership options.
  • All members will need to sign our new terms & conditions, the health questionnaire and COVID-19 declaration. This can be done easily via our online booking portal at app.vobster.com.
SERVICE SECOND TO NONE
FABULOUS ONSITE FACILITIES
As the UK's friendliest inland diving centre, we pride ourselves on constantly delivering a level of service and facilities that are second to none - all backed up, of course, by our signature sparkly welcome...
CYLINDER GAS FILLS
DIVE GEAR RENTAL
KIT SERVICING
SCHOOLS FRIENDLY
SWIM COURSE
EASY BOOKING
HASSLE-FREE PAYMENTS
THE VOBSTER TAB SYSTEM
We understand that carrying your wallet around when you're in your gear is not always easy or convenient. To make your visit as pleasant and hassle-free as possible, our tab system let's you pay only when you're ready to leave...
  • SIGN IN...
    Upon arrival at Vobster Quay, we ask all visitors - even spectators - to sign in. Simply park your vehicle in a designated space and then pop into the onsite shop to register your arrival. During busy periods, you may have to register your arrival at the top gate as you enter site.
  • SET UP A TAB...
    A member of our staff will hand you a numbered (and fully disinfected) wrist band which you should wear at all times, even when you're in the water. This wrist band contains a unique number which you can use to add stuff to your tab.
  • HAVE FUN...
    With your tab open, you're now ready to enjoy your visit to Vobster Quay! Need an air fill or a cup of tea? Just present your wrist band and we'll add whatever you want onto your tab.
  • PAY YOUR BILL...
    Once you're ready to leave site, just pop into the shop and hand in your wrist band. We will then inform you of your tab balance which you can then pay using your choice of payment method. We prefer contactless payment methods - either a payment card or Apple Pay. Once your tab has been settled, you're free to leave...
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES
Vobster Quay offers the very best in fresh water inland diving but what's it really like below the surface? Below you'll find a detailed breakdown of the environmental features of the lake...
Environmental Features
Water Type
Fresh water, non-tidal
Depth Range
Minimum
6 metres
Maximum
36 metres
Average
12 - 24 metres
Temperature
Minimum
3 °C / 37 °F
Maximum
18 °C / 64 °F
Average
10 °C / 50 °F
Annual Temperature
Water Quality
Visibility
Minimum
< 1 metre
Maximum
> 20 metres
Visibility Effectors
Silt disturbance, algae bloom and/or rainfall 'wash'
Bottom Composition
Rock and Limestone silt
Underwater Obstructions
Quarry buildings (various)
Subterranean tunnel
Aircraft wreckage (various)
Vehicle wreckage (various)
Training platforms (various)
Steel cables
Navigational Bearing
Potential Risks
Depth
Thermal Exposure
Entanglement
Disorientation
Low light
Reduced Visibility
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
EMERGENCY INFORMATION
In the event of an emergency, please inform a member of the Vobster Quay staff immediately. Our staff are there to assist you. ALL injuries - no matter how minor you think they are - must be reported to a member of our staff.
Vobster Quay employs a very simple diver recall signal that you should listen out for at all times when underwater. In the event of an incident that requires all divers to exit the water, a member of our staff will pound a heavy object against one of the metal ladders located at the water's edge. If you hear this signal, make a safe ascent and leave the water by the nearest safe exit.

Emergency Information
Nearest Telephone
Shop, Office and Main Building
Waterside staff have a radio link to the main building
Emergency Services
Dial 999
Site GPS Coordinates
2 ° 25 ' 28 '' W
51 ° 14 ' 44 '' N
Site Postcode
BA3 5SD
Site Telephone
01373 814666
Specialist Hyperbaric Advice
07770 423637
DDRC, Plymouth
01752 209999
07940 353 816
Haslar Naval Hospital, Gosport
02392 584255
Royal Navy Doctor
07831 151523
0845 408 6008
DAN: Divers Alert Network
Emergency
0870 8719999
Advice
0870 8728888
Website
Nearest A&E Hospital
Oxygen Therapy Units
Inside shop - main building
First Aid Kit
Inside shop - main building