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We all think TEKCamp is pretty special and we're not alone - just ask anyone who has attended a previous event and they too will tell you just how great it really is!

We've tried our best to communicate what makes TEKCamp so very unique but we understand that you may still have questions. Hopefully you'll find the answer to those questions below - if not, send us an email or call us on 01373 814666 and we'll try our best to answer your query! Alternatively, you'll find a lot more information over on our Facebook page.



TEKCamp takes place at Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre in Somerset, UK. Vobster is the perfect location for an event like TEKCamp as everything you'll need throughout the week is available on site - from food, gas, kit hire and even new technical dive gear should you feel suitably inspired!

For more information on Vobster Quay and the facilities it has to offer, visit the Vobster website at www.vobster.com



You don't need any prior exposure to technical training to attend TEKCamp - all we ask is that you're trained to at least Rescue Diver (or equivalent experience) level and that you hold a nitrox diver certification. If you're not already nitrox certified, Vobster Quay will be offering a special discounted nitrox course during the run up to TEKCamp.

Due to the nature of and the shear number of dives you'll be conducting at TEKCamp, all dives you undertake at TEKCamp must be carried out using a nitrox breathing mix with a minimum oxygen content of 28%. We do this to ensure your safety and well-being as residual nitrogen will build up steadily as the week progresses.

As you'll be under instruction, all equipment that you use at TEKCamp must be CE-APPROVED. In addition, we also insist that your diving cylinders are IN TEST & O2 CLEAN. Divers that turn up at TEKCamp with gear that does not meet these requirements will be asked to hire alternative equipment in order to participate further. If in doubt, call us on 01373 814666.



If you already own your own twinset or other technical diving equipment, we actively encourage you to bring it along as our instructors can provide valuable feedback and advice on how best to configure and use it. For divers who have yet to take the plunge, suitable equipment is available to hire for use during the workshops.

At the very least, attendees should bring along their own basic equipment - exposure suits, masks, weights and fins etc. Note that should you wish to hire any equipment for use during TEKCamp, we strongly recommend that it is reserved in advance to ensure availability.

In addition, we do ask that your diving equipment is compliant too. As you'll be under instruction, all equipment that you use at TEKCamp must be CE-APPROVED. In addition, we also insist that your diving cylinders are IN TEST & O2 CLEAN. Divers that turn up at TEKCamp with gear that does not meet these requirements will be asked to hire alternative equipment in order to participate further. If in doubt, call us on 01373 814666.



Every attendee to TEKCamp will enjoy one or two (number dependent on package booked) diving workshops each and every day with a different technical instructor, giving the broadest exposure possible.

On each workshop, you and a maximum of three other TEKCamp attendees will spend a minimum of three hours with a TEKCamp instructor as they take you through a range of essential technical diving skills - from equipment configuration, finning techniques and pin-point bouyancy control to line laying and stage bottle management.



To keep things are fair as possible, attendees will get the chance to dive with upto five of the ten technical instructors at TEKCamp.

To ensure maximum exposure to a broad range of different agencies, skill sets and teaching styles, allocation of spaces will be carried out by the organisers of TEKCamp based on a number of factors including the attendees' choice of preferred instructor chosen during the registration process. Whilst we will try our hardest to ensure that attendees have the opportunity to dive with their preferred instructors, this cannot be guarrantteed.



TEKCamp isn't just for divers on open circuit equipment - we now have a rebreather programme too! Whether you're an experienced rebreather diver or still getting to grips with your unit, TEKCamp is your opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable rebreather instructors and instructor trainers in the world!

Get first hand training from the likes of Phil Short, Paul Toomer and Martin Robson - rebreather divers are the very cutting edge!



If you and your buddy both sign up for TEKCamp and wish to dive together, simply sign up and then email us at tekcamp@vobster.com and we'll try our best to match the two of you together.





Unfortunately not. We believe that in order for an attendee to get the most out of TEKCamp, attendance for the full five days is best. The training offered at TEKCamp builds up progressively over the duration of the event with each day building on the training from the previous day.




We've arranged an exclusive deal with a local farm to offer to TEKCamp attendees FREE camping for the duration of the event. Attendees will be able to pitch up their tent or caravan within walking easy distance of TEKCamp.

Vobster Quay will be staying open late each evening to allow TEKCamp attendees to take advantage of the shower and changing facilities. In addition, the campsite itself offers basic portaloo facilities and running water. If you'd prefer something a bit more luxurious than a farmer's field, a full list of local accommodation can be found on the Vobster website.



We like to think that TEKCamp represents excellent value for money which is why we've built most of the costs into the ticket price - amongst other things, your ticket includes a tasty BBQ each day and even overnight accommodation at a nearby campsite is included!

Naturally there are other costs to consider when planning your trip to TEKCamp. Based upon previous events, the average outlay per TEKCamp attendee was just £70.00 which breaks down as approximately £40.00 for gas (on average) and £30.00 for additional food and drink. A tasty BBQ each day is included in the ticket price however you will need to pay for your own breakfast, lunch and drinks at TEKCamp.

Bear in mind that these figures are presented purely as examples - those with poor gas consumption and an appetite for chocolate bars and tech gear retail therapy may find their bills a little bit higher!