6,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

August 26, 2015
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6,000 Facebook Likes

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.

Facebook Graph

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with around 1,780 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

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.

Thanks again!

 

FearFest the ultimate Halloween Experience 2015


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FEARFEST 2015 Scream if you think it will save you...

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

The Journey

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

Find out the full story and book online at www.fear-fest.co.uk

If you dare stay the night, accommodation is available in our Wooden Wigwams.

 

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

August 22, 2015
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NDAC awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from visitors.

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.

 

NDAC Zip Wire will be closed on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th August 2015

August 12, 2015
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Weather Warning 13 & 14 August 2015

Weather Warning 13 & 14 August 2015

The WireA 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.

 

 

Half Price Entrance Fee for Divers 16th-19th July 2015

July 13, 2015
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Dive for just £5.50 at NDAC

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!

Join the Event on Facebook here >

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from the NDAC.

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed for further offers and promotions throughout the year.

 

73 Year Old Takes On Record Breaking Bungee For EEs New Action Cam

July 10, 2015
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From an original article on UKBungee

UK Bungee ClubAt 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.

Bungee Jump over water in NDAC QuarryWith 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.

Places can be booked for UK Bungee at the NDAC Chepstow here >

Alternatively anyone is welcome to come along and watch from the View Cafe Bar onsite at the NDAC.

 

The Wire Zip Slide open extra dates over the Summer

July 3, 2015
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The Wire. One of the longest Zip Slides In The UK at the NDAC, Chepstow.

The Wire Zip Slide ChepstowDue 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

July 2015

August

Saturday 04 July Saturday 01 August
Sunday 05 July Sunday 02 August
Saturday 11 July Thursday 06 AugustSummer mid-week special
Sunday 12 July Friday 07 AugustSummer mid-week special
Saturday 18 July Saturday 08 August
Sunday 19 July Sunday 09 August
Thursday 23 JulySummer mid-week special Thursday 13 AugustSummer mid-week special
Friday 24 JulySummer mid-week special Friday 14 AugustSummer mid-week special
Saturday 25 July Saturday 15 August
Sunday 26 July Sunday 16 August
Thursday 30 JulySummer mid-week special Saturday 22 August
Friday 31 JulySummer mid-week special Sunday 23 August
Book on the Wire Thursday 27 AugustSummer mid-week special
Friday 28 AugustSummer mid-week special
Saturday 29 August
Sunday 30 August
Monday 31 AugustBank Holiday Monday

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)

 

The Wire Closed Sunday 14th June 2015

June 10, 2015
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The Wire

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

 

NDAC Closed 10:30am Monday 17th Aug until 1:00pm Friday 21st Aug 2015

May 1, 2015
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ClosedThe 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.

 

SUUNTO & FINNSUB Demonstration Weekend 13-14 June 2015

April 30, 2015
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Demonstration Weekend

EONThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be hosting a SUUNTO & FINNSUB Demonstration Weekend over the 13th and 14th of June 2015.

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

Join the event on Facebook >

SUUNTO FINNSUB Products

 

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