Vobster Quay

Welcome to the UK’s friendliest inland scuba diving and open water swimming venue. For certified divers, there is no better place to hone your diving skills and have fun than at Vobster Quay.

Vobster Quay is proud to be recognised as an ’ark’ site for the native white-clawed crayfish. Introduced into the lake in 2009 by researchers at the Bristol Zoological Society.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Wreck Dive
  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Recommended Training

Open Water Diver

Begin your lifelong adventure as a certified diver with the globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification.

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Dry Suit Diving

Become a dry suit diver and dive all year, anywhere in the world. Join the Dry Suit Diving specialty today and learn all the knowledge and skills you need to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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Search & Recovery

Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program. You will learn all you need to plan and conduct search and recovery dives, so you can find lost items with ease.

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Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Wreck Diving

Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with the SSI Wreck Diving Specialty program.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Science Of Diving

Immerse in physics, physiology, decompression theory and the aquatic environment with the online SSI Science of Diving Specialty. You will be halfway to earning your Divemaster rating. Get started now!

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Extended Range Nitrox Diving

Do you enjoy nitrox diving? The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program will certify you to dive to a depth of 40 meters with limited decompression while diving with nitrox. Start online today!

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Extended Range (Twin Set)

Are you looking to become a tech diver? To dive deeper, farther, or longer than you ever have done before? Begin your journey and extend your range with the SSI Extended Range Trimix diver certification program.

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Extended Range Wreck Diving

Do you dream of exploring ancient ships or famous world war wrecks? Become an SSI Extended Range Wreck Diver and learn how to go wreck penetration diving up to a maximum depth of 40 meters. Start this exciting SSI advanced wreck diving course online today!

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Technical Wreck Diving

Do you want to experience amazing wreck dives? Increase your technical dive skills to conduct complex wreck penetration dives and join the world’s elite exploration divers. Start the SSI Technical Wreck Diver certification today!

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Dive Guide

Do you want to lead certified divers underwater, begin the path toward becoming a scuba diving professional, improve your skills, or get closer to the coveted Divemaster rating? Become a Dive Guide and upgrade to Divemaster today!

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Dive sites nearby

Cromhall Quarry

Ideally situated just of the M5 motorway in South Gloucestershire, Slickstones Quarry (its real name) is an ideal place for training and for novice divers, Depths vary in the water from 1m-16m

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NDAC is an inland dive site that offers diving to all regardless of experience level. Depths vary between 6 to 76 meters. NDAC has a wide array of things to look at including a Wessex MK5 Helicopter and a BAE 146 Airplane, to name a few.

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Bombarden Unit (Wreck)

This wreck sank in two sections, the second section is about 150 yards to the southeast. Large metal tanks and some flat sheets can be seen. It sits at 12m deep in a soft, silty bed with the wreck standing around 3m high.

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Black Hawk Liberty (Wreck)

The Black Hawk is a popular wreck dive in the Weymouth area. The bow section of the Black Hawk Liberty Ship is located in Warbarrow Bay at 16 meters deep. The Stern section settled around 55m several miles further. A great wreck for beginners and experienced divers alike.

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British Inventor (Wreck)

Fairly flat wreck, consisting of plates and other wreckage. Only the bow section of the ship sank, the rest was towed away and repaired. Depth is 17m on a mainly sand and gravel bottom.

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Spaniard/Encuri (Wreck)

Just inside the outer breakwater, this is another fantastic wreck for beginners, or those wanting somewhere to check out gear, test skills, or just head out for an ’easy’ dive. Max depth is 14m, going up to 7m.

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Countess of Erne

This is a paddle steamer built at the end of the 1800s. Towards the end of its life it was used as a barge to ferry coal out to the battleships moored within the harbour. In 1935 it was blown from its moorings and ended up wrecked against the breakwater wall where it remains.

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M2 (Wreck)

Very popular dive, however limited because of it’s position and the local currents and tides. Lying upright on the sea bed at a depth of around 32m and going up to around 18m.

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Balaclava Bay

Starting on a 6m ledge, this is a great site for drift dives. By swimming away from the shore, divers can choose their depth, though most of the interesting stuff is in the shallower region.

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Alex Van Opstel (Wreck)

This wreck was a Belgian Passenger liner sunk by a mine on 15 Sept 1939. The depth is around 27m. Strong currents exist in the area so it must be dived during slack tide! The stern section broke off and is now located around 100m from the rest of the wreck.

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