If you're travelling to Vobster and need somewhere to stay overnight, there's plenty of accommodation in the local area that will put you up for the night. Budget a little limited? We may have the solution...
For those looking for something a little different, be sure to check out Vobster Quay's very own onsite accommodation - Pete's Lurve Shack. Donated to the lake by a former Vobster staff member, this is one 'staycation' that will stay with you forever. Fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable - if somewhat wet - stop-over, Pete's caravan makes for a truely surreal diving experience. You'll be relieved to hear that the 'adult' material Pete left stashed in the cupboards has long since been removed.
For those who love facts and figures, Pete's Lurve Shack is a fully-equipped 7.5 metre-long Bessacarr Astral Cameo R550 caravan that now lies submerged in the lake at a maximum depth of 25 metres. With lovely views across the lake bottom, we regret that the damp-proofing isn't what it used to be. For divers in need of a quick stop over, though, it's well worth a visit.
Pete's Lurve Shack
INFORMATION FOR DIVERS
Finding it hard to resist the lure of Pete's Lurve Shack? Who can blame you - Pete's caravan now lies at a depth of 25 metres in a position that makes it accessible to divers looking for something a bit different but still strangely familiar.
We've put in a lot of effort to ensure that the caravan is safe to visit - to allow easy penetration for the suitably qualified, we've increased the height of the main window at the front of the caravan. Inside you'll find a lot of the original fittings still in place including a cooker, sink and even a shower! Now consigned to the depths of Vobster Quay, visiting Pete's Lurve Shack is all you need to enjoy that genuine 'wet weekend in Skegness' experience.
Unless you're trained and comfortable inside a confined space, we strongly recommend that you peer in through the windows rather than enter the caravan directly - leave the 'big push' to those more qualified to do so. We recommend a torch too - it can get pretty dark down there and you never know what horrors you might encounter (a pair of Pete's old underpants, for example).
Whilst it's beyond the depth of Open Water divers, we're hoping it's presence will provide new divers with an incentive to further their training - we'd recommend a PADI Advanced Open Water as a minimum level.
Loss of visibility
SAFETY FIRST: Only experienced divers with overhead environment training should enter this dive attraction. Movement inside is restricted and the cold, darkness and depth can be very disorientating. If in doubt, DO NOT ENTER!