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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 welcomes open water swimmers with a range of high quality facilities that provide all you need to enjoy a fun and leisurely swimming experience.
OPEN WATER SWIMMING
AT VOBSTER QUAY
Welcome to the UK's friendliest open water swimming venue. Please note that for 2021, you will need to be a member to visit Vobster Quay.
We offer swim members the option to choose a timed booking slot every day, for 7 days a week. The timed booking slots will start at 08:00 mid-week and 09:00 at weekends.

We still require that swimmers must swim in pairs - or at least have one assigned land based spotter who watches them throughout their swim - unless they are swimming during a life guarded timed slot. We will be increasing the number of life guarded sessions during Summer 2021.

Please do not turn up if you are not a current member and have not booked a session.
BOOKING A SWIM SESSION
We offer swimming members the option to book a 2 hour timed swimming sessions every day, seven days a week. The timed booking slots will start at 08:00 mid-week and 09:00 at weekends.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will be able to book a swim session using our online booking portal at app.vobster.com. The portal will allow you to book swim sessions upto 14 days in advance and all existing bookings will be displayed within the portal.

Please do not turn up more than 15 minutes before your session starts.

If you are unable to make the session you have booked, please cancel your booking online via the booking portal. Swimmers who fail to cancel sessions may still be charged.

If you plan to swim during a non-lifeguarded session you must either swim as a pair with another member or have a spotter watching you from the waterside. Your spotter does not need need to be a member but they must pre-register at app.vobster.com as a SPECTATOR to check in onsite.
Booking Prerequisites
Before you can book a swimming slot at Vobster Quay, you must satisfy the following conditions:

  • You must be a current Vobster Quay swim member. Annual membership costs just £ 45.00. Visit the swim membership page for more information on how to become a swim member.
  • All members will need to sign our new terms & conditions, the health questionnaire and COVID-19 declaration. This can be done quickly and easily via our booking portal at app.vobster.com.
HOW TO INVITE A GUEST
Inviting a friend along for a relaxing swim, dive or SUP session is very easy to do. Below you'll find a step by step guide to what's involved...
VOBSTER MEMBER
  • First, create your session booking via our online booking portal at app.vobster.com.
  • On the YOUR SESSION BOOKINGS screen, each of your booked sessions should have two buttons - CANCEL and ADD GUEST. Click on the ADD GUEST button and the guest invite screen will appear.
  • Click on the 'Email me a link' button and then check your email inbox. You should receive an email from us containing a link - forward this email containing the link to your guest.
  • When you return to the booking portal, the 'ADD GUEST' button will change to +1 PENDING. Once your guest has registered with us and confirmed your invite, this will change to BOOKED.
  • Note that if you cancel your booking, your guest's booking will automatically be cancelled too. Guests cannot attend a session without the member who invited them.
YOUR GUEST
  • Your friend will forward you a link generated by our booking system. Follow this link in the email and you'll be taken to our booking system. If you're not already registered on our system, click on the REGISTER button.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to register yourself on our system. You'll be asked to add your address and contact details, followed by various health and COVID declarations - these must all be completed to complete your registration. The system will generate a temporary password for you - make a note of this as you will need it later.
  • Once you've completed the registration process, you'll be taken to the YOUR SESSION BOOKINGS page where the sessions you have been invited to attend will be listed. You don't need to do anything if you do wish to attend - your attendance will automatically be confirmed when you sign in to the portal.
  • If you are unable to attend the session, remember to CANCEL the session so others may use it.
Terms & Conditions
  • There are only a finite number of guest spaces available for each session. If you are unable to add a guest to your booking then the reason is simple - all guest spaces have been taken. No exceptions will be made.
  • All guest spaces MUST BE PREBOOKED through the booking portal at app.vobster.com - our staff cannot do this for you so please do not ask. Please do not just turn up with your guest!
  • Members can only invite ONE GUEST per session. This cannot be overriden so please do not ask.
  • Guests can only attend the same session that the member is attending - they cannot choose a different session or activity.
  • Guests can only attend with the member who invited them - if that member cancels their own booking, the guests' booking will be automatically cancelled too.
  • Members who invite guests must attend the session with their guest. If the member fails to turn up to a session that the guest attends, the member may be charged for the session they failed to attend.
STAY SAFE AS YOUR SWIM
We like to think that Vobster Quay offers a highest quality, friendly & stress-free place to open water swim, but we do ask all our swimmers to observe the following rules and safety guidelines...
  • All swimmers must be competent pool swimmers and must be capable of swimming a minimum of 400 metres (16 x lengths of a 25m pool) continously and confidently over deep water.
  • Swimmers must swim in pairs or at least have an assigned land-based spotter who watches them throughout their swim.
  • All swimmers must wear a suitable brightly coloured and highly visible swim cap whilst in the water.
  • All swimmers are advised to wear a suitable swim wetsuit for warmth and buoyancy.
  • Swimmers wishing to swim without wearing a swim wetsuit will be required to accept the terms of our non-wetsuit declaration.
  • Please swim either in the designated coaching and training area or following a clockwise rotation of the marked 750m swim course - see swim course site map boards.
  • Avoid swimming over divers bubbles - divers may make rapid ascents which could cause injury if you are above them.
  • Swimmers must be over 16 years of age.
Swim Prerequisites
To enjoy open water swimming activities at Vobster Quay, we ask that you are able to meet these simple requirements:

  • You have no health issues that may either impede or pose a risk to you whilst open water swimming.
  • You can competently swim a minimum of 400m continuously without swimming aids and without stopping.
  • You are comfortable swimming in deep water and can tread water for a minimum of 1 minute.
  • You have taken part in open water swimming activities before.
FIND YOUR WAY AROUND
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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.

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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
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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