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VOBSTER QUAY INLAND DIVING & SWIMMING CENTRE
VOBSTER QUAY
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  18.8 °C    UPDATED:  16-09-2021
SURFACE WATER TEMP:  18.8 °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.
DISCOVER VOBSTER QUAY
FOR YOURSELF
Welcome to the UK's friendliest inland scuba diving and open water swimming venue. Please note that for the Autumn and Winter of 2020, you will need to be a member to visit Vobster Quay.
For certified divers, there's no better place to hone your diving skills and have fun than at 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 new booking portal at app.vobster.com.
FABULOUS 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...
Convenient
Parking
Easy
Parking
Two large car parks with capacity for upto 150 vehicles
Food & Drink
Catering
Hot Food
& Drink
Onsite catering offering hot and cold food and drinks
Cylinder
Gas Fills
Air, Nitrox and Trimix available upto 232-bar
Kit
Servicing
IDEST cylinder & regulator testing plus drysuit repairs
Onsite
Shop
Onsite retail sales stocked with dive and swim essentials
Safety
Response
Rapid response to incidents via our high speed RIBs
Swim
Course
Dedicated coaching area and a buoyed 750 metre swim course
Dive
Attractions
Superb
Diving
A myriad of submerged objects waiting to be explored
Water
Quality
Our water is regularly tested to ensure your health & safety
Free
WIFI
Get social with our free WIFI - use hashtag #vobsterquay
COVID SAFETY - CHANGES FROM 2020
Please note that from 2020 until further notice, the following restrictions are in place:

  • CHANGING ROOMS - We regret that changing facilities and showers will NOT be open. We ask you to change in the car park.
  • KIT HIRE - In the interests of maintaining infection control, hire equipment is currently limited to cylinders and lead only.
  • SHELTERS - We regret that no shelters will be available to visitors. We ask that you move away from the water side once you are out of the water.
  • PARKING - Swimmers are asked to park in the top car park only unless otherwise instructed by a Vobster Quay staff member.
FIND YOUR WAY AROUND
Downloads
Need an offline copy? Download these PDF files for your reference...
Not sure where everything is at Vobster Quay? Here's a handy site map to help you navigate your way around. For mobile and tablet, use 'Pinch Zoom' to view.
Vobster Quay is built around a 36-acre fresh water lake nestled in the beautiful Somerset countryside. With ample parking, heated changing rooms with free hot showers and onsite catering offering a range of snacks and drinks, we're confident that you'll enjoy your visit.

SELECT SITE MAP
DIVE
SWIM
SUP
DIVE
SWIM
SUP
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...
  • 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.
  • 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 tag contains a unique number which you can use to add stuff to your tab.
  • 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.
  • 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. Please note that we prefer contactless payment methods - either a payment card or Apple Pay. Once your tab has been settled, you're free to leave...
OPENING HOURS
Vobster Quay is pleased to welcome members for a relaxing dive, swim or SUP. We are open seven days a week and offer the perfect blend of fresh water activities with a range of high quality facilities and services.
We offer members the option to book a timed booking session every day, seven days a week. Sessions must be booked in advance via our new booking portal at app.vobster.com. Please click on the PDF links below for session times for both swimmers and divers.

Please do not turn up if you are not a current member and have not booked a session - you will not be able to enter.

OPEN WATER
SWIMMING
SUMMER 2021
1st June - 5th Sept
SEPTEMBER 2021
6th - 30th September
OCTOBER 2021
1st - 31st October
WINTER 2021
1st Nov - 30th March
SCUBA DIVING &
FREEDIVING
SUMMER 2021
1st May - 31st Oct
WINTER 2021
1st Nov - 30th March
STAND UP
PADDLEBOARDING
SUMMER 2021
1st May - 30th Sept
PLEASE NOTE
SUP Sessions available between MAY & SEPTEMBER ONLY
ENTRY FEES
We like to think that a visit to Vobster Quay offers superb value for money. With a full range of superb facilities on site and the very best in fresh water activities, we're confident that you'll keep coming back for more...
Entry Type
Members
Non-Members / Guests
Diver
£ 17.00
£ 23.00
Swimmer
£ 5.75
£ 9.00
SUP
£ 5.75
£ 5.75
Spectator / Spotter
-
-
DIVER
PRICE
Member
£ 17.00
Non-Member
£ 23.00
SWIMMER
PRICE
Member
£ 5.75
Non-Member
£ 9.00
SUP
PRICE
Member
£ 5.75
Non-Member
£ 5.75
SPECTATOR
PRICE
Spotter / Surface Support
No Charge
HOW TO FIND US
Vobster Quay is located in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside approximately 5 miles from the market town of Frome and 4 miles from Radstock. With easy access from the M4 and M5, finding us is easy...
Don't own a SATNAV? You can get directions from where you live with Google Maps...

Need help finding us? Call us on 01373 814666 or email info@vobster.com
Got a Sat Nav?
GPS POSITION:
51°14'46.3" N
2°25'24.1" W
POST CODE:
BA3 5SD
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
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
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