We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 6,000 likes on it’s Facebook Page.
There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment. Over the last four months we’ve had an extra 1,000 likes, our largest growth yet.
We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.
Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.
If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.
FearFest Selected Nights from the 16th October to 1st November 2015
What is FearFest?
FearFest is the ultimate Halloween experience that takes place on select nights from 16th October to 1st November, 2015.
Located beside a converted quarry at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) near Chepstow, the event is an immersive and interactive experience featuring live actors, special effects and horrific shocks in its numerous scare zones.
Nobody creates a more nightmarish Halloween event than FearFest which comes alive with the living dead and mutant maniacs during your 2 – 2 ½ hour stay.
FearFest is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.
The legend of The Four Linesman in Tidenham quarry begins with four men that met an unfortunate fate on the 16th of October 1958….read more
Journey into the unknown along a dark and abandoned railway track, making your way through multiple scare zones, including a terrifying house of horror, grotesque graveyard and deadly dungeon. If you dare, you can enter the nightmarish experience of The Scream Sewer, a 60m long, purpose-built sewer system with bloodthirsty creatures lurking, ready to pounce on your every move.
Some of you will choose to finish your experience with the Death Wire by daring to launch yourself off the edge of a 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on one of the UK’s longest, tallest and fastest zip slides
If you dare stay the night, accommodation is available in our Wooden Wigwams.
The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and is the largest travel community in the world, reaching 375 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 250 million reviews and opinions covering more than 5.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.
Thanks to all our customers who have taken the time to write a review of the centre. If you would like to leave your own review, please visit the NDAC page on TripAdvisor.
A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office with a likelihood of lightening on both Thursday 13th and Friday 14th August 2015.
For safety reasons we have taken the decision to close the Wire Zip Slide for these two days.
Anyone with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email with a new code.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Summer Special Offer for Scuba Divers
As a big thank you for your continued support and loyalty throughout the colder months earlier this year we have decided to reduce our entrance price from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July by a massive 50%
This means that our members will only have to pay £5.50 for a day’s unlimited diving with us and non members will have to pay just £8.00.
This special offer is open to Scuba Divers, Freedivers, open water Swimmers and Snorkelers.
We look forward to seeing you at the weekend!
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from the NDAC.
At UK Bungee, they’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So when asked to help 73 year old daredevil Ray Woodcock take on a record breaking 500ft water touch to promote EE’s new Action Cam, they couldn’t say no! With weeks of working out the logistics of such an epic jump behind them, they set off for the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow, Monmouthshire for one of their craziest adventures to date.
An extreme jump like this needed an extreme crane and so a 300 tonne Leibherr with a 42 metre extension was bought in at 6am to begin a gruelling 6 hour set-up. Bearing in mind that this took another smaller crane to assemble, this was one big crane!
While a number of test jumps took place, firstly with a bag of weights matching that of our daredevil diver and then with a member of the UK Bungee Team, Ray arrived on site with his partner Heather by his side and was soon in his bright yellow wetsuit shooting interviews with the production team from Barcroft Media, the company appointed by EE to capture the challenge for promotion of their new product. EE’s Action Cam allows the action to be streamed over 4G from the camera to ‘Skeegle’, a new video sharing app where you can invite friends and family to watch. Using this innovative technology, Ray’s family back in Essex were able to watch the action unfold and share the experience.
With Ray harnessed and the Action Cam strapped to him, everyone took their place and the cage was lifted. What followed was a spectacular jump that saw him submerge into the water below all the way up to his knees. Giving the prearranged ‘OK’ hand signal to the ground crew on the ascent of his first bounce, the crane slewed back in towards towards the landing area and two members of the UK Bungee crew ensured that Ray landed back on the ground safely. Awaiting medics were straight by his side to check that he had escaped unscatched. With plenty of nodding and thumbs up, it was clear to see that Ray had loved every minute of the adventure!
Jon Snape, Managing Director of the UK Bungee Club said of the day, ‘Today has been a great success and one that we’ll all remember for a very long time. My team have been working on the logistics of this event for quite a while and to know that we achieved what we set out to and more importantly Ray is thrilled, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. His welfare was always our number one priority.’
Ray definitely isn’t a stranger to the UK Bungee Club crew. Back in 2013, they helped him smash the Guinness World Record for the Highest Bungee Jump into Water (400ft) at the NDAC! No stranger to danger, Ray’s other adrenaline fueled experiences include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking through Death Valley and taking on the chilling 30,000ft Halo Jump.
Something tells us this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Ray Woodcock and his wild challenges!
UK Bungee are back at the NDAC this August (14th, 15th & 16th Aug) and November (14th & 15th Nov). Spaces are limited and selling out very fast, so be quick to avoid disappointment.
Alternatively anyone is welcome to come along and watch from the View Cafe Bar onsite at the NDAC.
Due to popular demand, we have opened up the Wire Zip Slide for some extra midweek days during the Summer, it is also open on the Bank Holiday Monday in August.
There are limited slots available and with the Summer holidays we are expecting to sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.
The Wire is one of the UK’s longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the spectacular NDAC Quarry.
Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry.
Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour this exhilarating ride will take your breath away!
The full range of dates for July and August are below
The Wire Zip Slide is suitable for all ages
Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone) • Lower Limit is 20kg (3.15 stone)
The Wire Prices
Single Zip Slide £15.00
Slide again for an extra £10.00 (only available when booked with first zip slide)
Due to the high tail winds predicted on Sunday 14th June 2015, we have taken the decision to close the Wire Zip Slide for the day.
Any one with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email.
Apologies for any inconvenience
The National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from 10:30am Monday 17th August until 1:00pm Friday 21st August 2015.
Site maintenance works are taking place and the site will be closed for all divers and visitors; this also includes the Wire, Wigwams, all Diving and The View Cafe Bar.
The site will be back to normal opening times at 1pm on Friday 21st August 2015.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The weekend will have a large range of equipment from SUUNTO and FINNSUB for you to look at, try or buy. There’ll be the new EON Steel and the great lights from the FINNSUB Range.
Expert staff will be available over the demonstration weekend to answer all your questions, so why not pop in and treat yourself to some new kit.
We will also be holding a BBQ both days of the weekend at the View Cafe Bar from 11am to 5pm