Vobster Quay

Welcome to Vobster Quay - the UK's friendliest inland diving centre. Whether you're a certified diver looking for some fresh water fun or completely new to diving, Vobster Quay has something to offer.

Please note that Vobster Quay is currently a MEMBERS-ONLYsite.

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 6m to 36m, divers of all levels will find the heady mix of exciting underwater attractions and a full range of diving support services hard to resist.

Beneath the lake waters you'll find a fabulous array of attractions just waiting to be discovered. Divers can explore the wreck of a large commercial aircraft, a 42ft motorcruiser, two metal wheelhouses, our famous Crushing Works - a towering structure the size of a 2-storey house - and even a spooky concrete-lined tunnel that's not for the faint hearted!

Underwater Attractions

  • Quarry buildings (various)
  • Subterranean tunnel
  • Aircraft wreckage (various)
  • Vehicle wreckage (various)
  • Training platforms (various)
  • Steel cables 


Parking - With two large car parks including one close to the waters edge, getting from your car to the water has never been so easy. We even offer reserved parking close to the water's edge for Vobster Quay members.

Changing Facilities - The days of changing in the back of a damp old van are well and truly over! Our heated changing facilities are clean and spacious and we even offer free hot showers and a loo for disabled divers.

Food Catering - Feeling peckish after a long dive? You're sure to find something to grab your fancy in our catering van. Offering a range of delicious hot & cold snacks and drinks, you certainly won't go hungry!

Cylinder Fills - Whether you need air, nitrox or even trimix, our onsite filling station can pump tanks up to 300-bar. Breathing Air and Nitrox cylinders are also available for hire.

Shelter - Getting wet on a dive is all part of the fun but not on the surface! We provide a number of large marquees with seating to keep you and your buddy dry should the weather decide not to play ball.

FREE WiFi - Need to check your email or look something up on the internet? We offer FREE WiFi for all visitors to Vobster Quay...

Equipment Hire - There's nothing worse than turning up at a dive site only to discover that you're short of equipment! Should you need additional gear, our hire department offers a full range of equipment for hire at competitive prices including BCDs, regulators, masks, fins, semidrys and even drysuits.

Equipment Servicing & Repairs - Whether you need your cylinders put in for testing, your regulators serviced or your drysuit needs a new neck seal, our servicing & repair department is there to help.

Fully-stocked Dive Shop - Our dive shop stocks all the best brands at the keenest prices! Whether you need a buckle or a complete set of dive gear, our fully trained shop staff can help you make the right buying decision for your needs and budget.

Lake Fees - Members

  • £17

Non- Member/Guest

  • £23


£50 per year. Off-Peak Membership £35 per year

Opening Times

Winter - 30th October - 31st March 2024

  • Monday to Sunday - 8am - 3pm (Off site by 4pm)

Spring - 1st April - 1st May 2024

  • Monday to Wednesday - 8am - 3pm (Off site by 4pm)
  • Thursday - 8am - 8pm
  • Friday - 8am - 4pm 
  • Saturday to Sunday - 7.30am - 8pm

Summer - 2nd May - 30th September 2024

  • Monday to Wednesday - 8am - 4pm
  • Thursday 8am - 8pm
  • Friday - 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday to Sunday - 7.30am - 8pm

Evening dives April - October

Thursdays - 5.00pm - 9.30pm


Vobster Diving Ltd

Upper Vobster




Tel: 01373 814666