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Join us on Sunday 12th December for a morning of festive fundraising fun in aid of the RNLI and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance charities.
SUNDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2021
VOBSTER SANTAS IS BACK!
Photos copyright © Jason Brown
Ho Ho Ho! After taking a break last year, we're delighted to announce that Vobster Santas is back! To help you start the festive season in style, we'll be hosting a very special festive dive session open to all - members and non-members alike!
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!

We'll be running the event a little differently this year. Instead of our Santa divers all jumping in the water together en masse, we'll be running a very special 5-hour long 'Santa diving session' on the 12th December between 08:00 - 14:00 (exit the water by 13:00). This year's event is focused on simply having fun so there's no need to rush - just kit up and hit the water when you and your dive buddies are ready. Don't forget your festive outfits, of course - that's one thing that definitely isn't changing!
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 2021 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 within a few minutes. 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.

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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.
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:

DOWNLOAD:  Sponsorship Poster (PDF)

Want to create your own sponsorship materials? Save the hassle of collecting and depositing money by pointing your friends, family and work colleagues to these online sponsorship 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 12th 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! The more tickets you buy, the more chances you've got of bagging an amazing prize - and keep those fingers crossed that you're a winner!
APEKS LIFELINE GUIDE REEL
Cave and wreck penetration reel with 120 metres of line. Worth £220.
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FOURTH ELEMENT 120L DUFFEL BAG
Keep all your gear safe and dry in this 120 litre Expedition Series duffel bag.
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OTTER DRYSUITS CHANGING ROBE
Change in style, comfort and warmth in this stylish Otter changing robe.
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AMMONITE LED TWO TORCH
Light your way with this powerful and compact primary dive torch.
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KUBI DUFFEL DRYBAG
Keep your clothes and valuables protected with this KUBI drybag.
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XDEEP BOLTSNAPS
Boltsnaps don't get smoother, shinier or sexier than this set of three super clips from XDEEP.
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HUMAN FACTORS TRAINING BUNDLE
Human Factors book, online training and 6-months webinar access.
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TRIBAL BEANIE
Keep your head warm and dry this winter with this fashionable beanie from the good folk at TRIBal Triathlon.
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EXPEDITION BRITANNIC BOOK
Rick Aryton's acclaimed guide to diving the HMHS Britannic - the pinnacle of technical wreck diving!
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ACTION CAMERA UNDERWATER VIDEO BASICS
Master your action camera with this essential guide from Jeff Goodman.
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WILD & TEMPERATURE SEAS BOOK
Will Appleyard's comprehensive guide to the very best UK dive sites.
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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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NAMMU TECH LOCK NUT REEL
An easy to use spool with a unqiue lock-but design making it perfect for SMB deployment.
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NAMMU TECH HAND MIRROR
Need eyes in the back of your head? This awesome Nammu Tech dive mirror is the next best thing!
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