NDAC Closed for Diving & Swimming 11th & 12th August 2016

May 23, 2016
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ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed for Water Activities (Diving, Swimming etc) on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th August 2016.

We will reopen for water activities on Saturday 13th August 2016.

The wigwams and View Cafe Bar will be open as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Training Doesn’t Work – A FREE Presentation by Mark Powell 11 June 2016

May 19, 2016
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Training Doesn't Work - A FREE Presentation by Mark Powell

Mark Powell TDI/SDIA FREE Presentation by Mark Powell, resident Technical Instructor at Dive-Tech and author of Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology.

SATURDAY 11th JUNE 4PM

"Most diving problems occur because people don’t listen to their training.

This implies that there is a problem with the way we train divers. Either instructors are not getting the right messages over or students are failing to retain those messages.

Either way the training hasn’t worked."

In this free talk at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Mark Powell will look at why this is the case and what we can do to change the situation.

If you have heard Mark speak before then you know that he will give an entertaining, thought provoking and informative view on this important topic.

Join and share the event on Facebook here »

Demonstration Weekend

This free event is part of our Demonstration weekend where we’ll be hosting a large selection of Dive Equipment suppliers and specialists to demonstrate and discuss their latest kit. more »

We will additionally have some special offers on orders via the NDAC Dive Shop, so why not pop in and treat yourself to some shiny new kit.

There will also be a BBQ running both days of the Demonstration Weekend at the View Cafe Bar from 11am to 5pm

 

Upgrade your Suunto Dive Computer

May 18, 2016
metalfury

Upgrade your SUUNTO Dive Computer

Is it time to think about updating your old computer? Have you simply outgrown the features and need something more advanced? Or maybe you just feel like treating yourself to the latest dive computer?

As a loyal Suunto customer we would like to offer you the chance to upgrade your current Suunto computer to one of the latest models.

Bring any working Suunto Dive Computer to us and we will swap it for a new one with up to £200 off!

• Vyper Novo £50
• D4i Novo £75
• D6i Novo £100
• Eon Steel £150
• DX £200

Available at NDAC Dive Shop, please pop in or contact us for more information and a great price.

This offer will run until 30th June 2016

Further Information
Suunto Dive Computers »

 

Diving Equipment Demonstration Weekend 11th & 12th June 2016

May 13, 2016
metalfury

Demonstration Day

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be hosting a Diving Equipment Demonstration Weekend over the 11th and 12th of June 2016.

The weekend will include a large range of equipment from the following suppliers, for you to look at, try or buy:

Apeks
Aqua Lung
Atomic Aquatics
Bare
Dive Rite
Hollis
KUBI
Liquivision
Mares
Miflex Hoses
Oceanic
Sea & Sea
SSI Scuba Schools International
TDI
Thermalution
Zeagle

Staff from the companies will be available over the Demonstration Weekend to answer all your questions.

On the Saturday we will be hosting Mark Powell, resident Technical Instructor at Dive-Tech and author of Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology. Mark will be delivering a Free talk titled ‘Training Doesn’t Work‘. If you have heard Mark speak before then you know that he will give an entertaining, thought provoking and informative view on this important topic. Full Details »

We will additionally have some special offers on orders via the NDAC Dive Shop, so why not pop in and treat yourself to some shiny new kit.

We will also be holding a BBQ both days of the Demonstration Weekend at the View Cafe Bar from 11am to 5pm

Join the event on Facebook »

 

Scuba Diving around & under the Saltfree Pontoon

April 20, 2016
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Saltfree Pontoon

As a reminder for scuba divers – please could you avoid the area around & underneath the Saltfree Divers pontoon when their A flag is flying and they are freediving.

In particular we also request that divers do not use the freedive mooring lines for decompression stops.

If the freedivers had to release their counterweight system in an emergency, there is the risk of being caught by a 60kg weight.

The upcoming freedive meets are as follows:

• 30 April
• 1 May
• 21/22 May
• 11/12 June
• 9/10 July
• 30/31 July
• 6/7 August
• 27/28 August
• 10/11 September
• 24/25 September
• 8/9 October

We’d also like to remind any divers using re-breathers that you must also use a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) throughout your dive. (However please note that yellows SMBs should only be used in emergencies.)

Thanks for your understanding.

 

Aqua Lung low price package at NDAC Dive Shop

April 19, 2016
metalfury

Aqua Lung 1 Package low price. Core Stage 3 Set, single contents gauge, 1300 computer explorer reg bag for £380 - saving £180

Aqua Lung low price package. Core Stage 3 Set, single contents gauge, i300 computer explorer reg bag for £380 – saving £180

Find out more about these products on the Aqua Lung website, or pop into the NDAC Scuba Shop for a chat.

 

Special Price on TriDri – you’ll never have to put on a damp drysuit again!

April 14, 2016
metalfury

TriDri is a simple to use device that dries the inside of your drysuit.

We are currently able to offer TriDri units for the fantastic price of £49.50.

Tri DriWe have a demonstration unit in the NDAC Dive Shop, so why not pop in and take a look on your next visit.

Drysuits often get damp inside from:
   • Perspiration
   • Washing
   • Even Leaks

Drying the inside, particularly the boots, can be difficult and can take up to 2 weeks if soaking wet.

TriDri can dry a soaking wet boot in 2 hours.

The telescopic tube device has a small low voltage fan powered from any USB socket.

This is a really useful addition to your SCUBA kit.    

TriDri is ready to use out of the box with cable, UK Mains power supply and instructions.
    
By making a TriDri part of your SCUBA Equipment, you will never have to put on a damp drysuit again!

Find out more about TriDri on their website »

Tri Dri A revolutionary new product to dry the inside of your drysuit

 

M48 Bridge Closure 16th & 17th April 2016

April 12, 2016
metalfury

M48 Severn Bridge

There is a Severn bridge closure this weekend on the M48 for maintenance.

The bridge will closed from 07:00 on Saturday 16th April 2016 until 22:00 on Sunday 17th April 2016.

Further details available from Severn River Crossings PLC and GOV.UK

Diversion routes will be in place across the M4 Second Severn Crossing, so please allow an extra 10-15 minutes to your journey times.

General enquiries

If you have any questions about the bridge closure, contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

 

Alternative M4 Route to Chepstow

 

8,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

April 11, 2016
metalfury

7,000 Facebook Likes

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 8,000 likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment, particularly with our new Giant 3G Swing, Deluxe Wigwams and Caroline, our latest underwater attraction. In a little over four months we’ve had an extra 1,000 likes, a great achievement.

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 2,100 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!

 

Caroline – New Diving Attraction at the NDAC Chepstow

April 4, 2016
metalfury

Caroline - New Diving Attraction at the NDAC Chepstow

Preparing the new underwater diving attractionOver 20,000 people saw our AprilFools post last week, but we’ve got some very exciting real news today for divers!

Later today we will be installing our latest underwater attraction, ‘Caroline’.

This 35 Tonne steel trawler traveled over 500 miles from Aberdeen in 2013 to its final home as an underwater diving attraction at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

We have recently been completing the final works to our latest underwater attraction, and this weekend the original prop was welded into place.

The new boat, named ‘Caroline’ is 11.33 metres long and the plan is to place her in the water at around 25m, providing a fantastic wreck diving experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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