Diving on the Edge 2017

January 12, 2017

Diving on the Edge. DDRC Healthcare
Sunday 5th February 2017.
9am – 5pm

It’s not long now until the DDRC Healthcare Diving On The Edge Event.

Diving on the Edge is being held in the Baylis Suite, Plymouth Science Park PL6 8BU

This is an exciting opportunity hear international speakers talk about their own wide ranging experiences of diving. Whether you are a recreational or technical diver this conference will be of great interest.

Refreshments and lunch are provided and there is free on-site parking.

There will also be the opportunity of a tour of the DDRC Hyperbaric Chamber facilities.

Tickets £30 per person to include refreshments, lunch and free onsite parking.

Tickets and details available here »

Speakers

Dr Martin Sayer is the current head of the UK’s National Facility for Scientific Diving. He has been a science diver for 40 years having been involved with or led science diving expeditions in all of the world’s Seven Oceans.

Gavin Anthony is a diving and life support expert consultant. He worked as a Technical Manager for Maritime Life Support at QinetiQ Haslar and as the HSE registered diving contractor for QinetiQ. He is an HSE Pt III diver, recreational instructor and technical expert in diving technology, systems, safety and operations.

Paul Cox is Managing Director of the Shark Trust and a Marine Biologist with a Science Communication specialism. He has significant previous experience at senior level in a commercially-focused marine conservation charity.

Rachel Alcock is a marine environmentalist with the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) campaign ensuring that UK waters are protected for generations to come, via a network of Marine Protected Areas. As a Senior Campaigner for MCS, her role involves lobbying for further designation of Marine Protected Areas in the UK.

Christine Grosart is the project manager for Project Baseline South Wales Caves and has been involved in setting up Ghost Fishing UK. She is a cave diver and explorer with over a decade of experience of caves around the world, holding the UK female cave diving depth record in Wookey Hole Caves.

Along with invited speakers our Medical Director, Dr Christine Penny, will be presenting case studies.

 

Valentine’s Night Special – Meal & Movie Package at Drive-In Cinema & View Cafe Bar, Chepstow


Valentine’s Night Special at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow. Tuesday 14th February 2017.
Meal & Movie Special Package. Romantic three course meal with Prosecco at the View Cafe Bar. Drive-In Cinema screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby. All for only £49.99 per couple!
Book Valentine's Meal and Movie Tickets
MEAL ONLY - 3 Course Valentine's Dinner, 2 x single serving bottles of Prosecco. £39.99 per couple
FILM ONLY - Drive-In Cinema Screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby. £10.00 per car 

This Valentine’s Day, why not treat your partner to something a little different at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

Drive In Cinema and View Cafe BarWe have a special romantic package for Valentine’s night on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

The evening starts at our View Cafe Bar, where you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco, whilst taking in the breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry and lake.

We then have dinner in the romantic surroundings of the View cafe Bar. We have a superb three course menu that has been specially created by our chefs for Valentine’s Night.

Following your Valentine’s dinner, we then have a screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby at our Drive-In Cinema. This excellent romantic comedy sees Renée Zellweger returning to her role as Bridget Jones, who after becoming pregnant is unsure if Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) is the father. 

Enjoy the movie from the comfort of your car, and if you are still hungry, we have a wide range of traditional cinema snacks. The View Cafe Bar also serves a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including tea and coffee.


Timings

The Valentine’s Night meal is available from 6pm-9pm.

The Drive-In Cinema screening will start at 9pm


PRICES

Full Package

3 Course Valentine’s Dinner
2 x single serving bottles of Prosecco
Drive-In Cinema Screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby
£49.99 per couple
Book Now »

Meal only

3 Course Valentine’s Dinner
2 x single serving bottles of Prosecco
£39.99 per couple
Book Now »

Film Only

Drive-In Cinema Screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby
£10.00 per car 
Book Now »


ACCOMMODATION

We also offer overnight accommodation in our Wooden Wigwam Village


LOCATION

The View Cafe Bar and Drive-In Cinema are located at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7LH.

Directions to National Diving & Activity Centre »


Menu

Select one starter, one main and one dessert  per person

To start

Mediterranean sharing platter
A selection of cured meats, olives, sun blushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and warm crusty bread


Soup
Sweet red bell pepper soup, with a swirl of fresh double cream
With fresh crusty bread


Thai crab cakes
Oriental crab cakes on a bed of crispy salad leaves with a sweet chilli dipping sauce


Main Courses

Crackled pork
Slow roasted belly of pork with a lovely crackled top sat on a creamy swede and potato mash, drizzled with a pork jus


Lamb shank
Lamb shank braised in a mint, red currant and red onion gravy


Vegetable tart
Mediterranean vegetable tart topped with mozzarella cheese.


Pan fried fillets of sea bass
Served on a bed of rocket topped with straw potatoes, and dressed with a wholegrain mustard and cream sauce


All main courses served with
Dauphinoise potatoes
Fine green beans wrapped in parma ham
Braised red cabbage with apple
Cauliflower and broccoli baked with Cheese Sauce


Desserts

Fresh strawberry short bread stacks coated with dark and white chocolate


Raspberry creme brûlée with a rich dark chocolate brownie


Fresh fruit ice cream sundae for two to share


We look forward to seeing you for a romantic Valentine’s night at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow.

Book Now

 

Scuba Diving February Half Term

January 9, 2017

February Half Term

We are going to be open for Scuba Diving throughout the School Half-Term week in February 2017 (13-17th February).

The other activities on site (Segway Active, The Wire Zip Slide, The Giant 3G Swing) as well as the Drive-In cinema, Wigwams and View Cafe Bar will also be running during the half-term week.

If you’re coming down for a dive during that week, why not join the Facebook event »

 

The Wire Zip Slide Closed 07/08 January 2017

January 3, 2017

The Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

The Wire Zip SlideUnfortunately we’ve had to cancel this weekend’s Wire Zip Slide activities due to circumstances beyond our control.

All customers with a booking on the 7th & 8th January 2017 have been contacted directly via email/phone.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

For further details please get in touch »

 

Star Wars – Cantina Imperial Gala at NDAC Chepstow

December 23, 2016

Star Wars - Cantina Imperial Gala at the NDAC Chepstow

We invite you to Cantina, Tatooine’s dusty watering hole known for its blue milk, other worldly tunes, and occasional outbreaks of shocking violence. Overlooking a large body of water, the Cantina has become a favourite port for long serving Imperial Desert Stormtroopers, known as Sandtroopers.

On February 4th 2017 UK Garrison’s Britannia Patrol will be landing at the port and we would like you to join us for a Charity Gala Dinner and a screening of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens on a large outdoor screen.

Book Star Wars Cantina Gala Tickets Now

There will be live music and a Star Wars themed set from Elevation.

There are lots of amazing prizes being raffled on the night, including a complete set of Sandtrooper armour, accessories and weapons.

This could be your chance to join the Dark Side’s elite Imperial Troopers, meet Darth Vader and have your photograph taken with one of your favourite Star Wars characters on our Death Star wall.

If that’s not all, you’ll be raising funds for a fantastic cause – the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Tickets available for the Gala here »

Please be aware that there’s only 240 tickets and limited accommodation on site, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

Star Wars Charity Gala

Win A Stormtrooper SuitHow to win the prizes

Join us at the Charity Gala by buying one of limited number of tickets.

Tickets cost £25 per person and each ticket automatically gives you five entries into the prize draw.

Book Tickets here »


Make a Death Star wall photograph donation on the night.


Can’t make the event? – you can still enter the prize draw for the Stormtrooper outfit by buying raffle tickets:

Donate £2 to justgiving.com/CantinaNDAC


SMS – Text donate “GALA76 £2” to 70070


Click here to send the SMS (not supported on all devices) »

 

Online Via Just Giving - Donate £2 to justgiving.com/CantinaNDAC
Online Via Just Giving
SMS – Text donate GALA76 £2 to 70070

Location

 

NDAC Raising Funds For Children's Liver Disease Foundation

 

Open Water Swimming temporarily discontinued at National Diving & Activity Centre

December 13, 2016

Swimming at NDAC Chepstow

There has been some confusion and comments recently about the experience level required to swim at the National Diving & Activity Centre, and our policy to only allow wetsuit diving during the Winter months.

This has prompted us to begin a full review of Open Water Swimming at the site so that we can tailor it for the needs of our users whilst maintaining a safe environment.

The safety of our swimmers is our priority and we are working with the Royal Life Saving Society to develop a new set of rules and regulations for open water swimming at the site. We expect to have this in place around April 2017.

Until these changes have been finalised we have made the difficult decision to temporarily discontinue open water swimming at the National Diving & Activity Centre for the next few months, effective from 13 December 2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our regular Swimmers and hope that you will return in 2017.

 

FREE Air Fills this January 2017 at NDAC


Free Air Fills Jan 2017

As a big thank you to the diving community for your continued support and loyalty throughout the last year we have a fantastic special offer for you, running throughout January 2017.

Visit the NDAC and Scuba Dive during January 2017 and you’ll be issued a FREE Air Fill Voucher up to 15ltrs

This offer is valid for one cylinder/voucher, per person per day (multiple cylinders/vouchers cannot be redeemed with this offer)

Vouchers can be redeemed from the issue date until Gas Room closure on Sunday 5th February 2017. Vouchers cannot be redeemed any date after that, nor can they be used with any other promotion.

Last time we ran a special offer like this, it proved to be very popular, so if you want to book accommodation at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village be quick to avoid disappointment. We have Deluxe and Standard wigwams available now!

Join this event on Facebook >

This isn’t the only other special offer we’re planning! Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page, Twitter Feed and Sign up for E-Shotlines for further offers and promotions throughout the year.

 

Cantina Imperial Gala – Star Wars Themed Event

December 8, 2016

Cantina Imperial Gala - Star Wars Themed Event

UK GarrisonIf you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for a loved one (or yourself!), how about this fantastic Star Wars themed event running at the NDAC in February.

The Cantina Imperial Gala is a charity Gala Dinner and a screening of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens on a large outdoor screen. It is organised by the Imperial Supply Depot and takes place on February 4th, 2017.

There are lots of amazing prizes being raffled on the night, including a complete set of sandtrooper armour, accessories and weapons.

This could be your chance to join the elite imperial troopers and have your photograph taken with one of your favourite Star Wars characters on our Death Star wall.

CLDFIf that’s not all, you’ll be raising funds for a fantastic cause – the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

More details will be released here soon, but you can find out more on the event’s Facebook Page »

Book your place

Please be aware that there’s only 240 tickets and limited accommodation on site, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

How to win the prizes 

1) Join us at the Charity Gala by buying one of limited number of tickets.

£25 per head (5 competition entries) 

2) By making a Death Star wall photograph donation on the night. 

If you can’t make the event, you can still enter the raffle by:

3) Donating £2 to https:// www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/CantinaNDAC

4) SMS – Text donate GALA76 £2 to 70070

 

 

Infrastructure Improvements for Divers & Water Users

October 25, 2016

Slipway Road and Turning Circle

Here are some photos of some of the latest infrastructure works taking place on site for the benefit of our divers and water users.

This new area has recently been concreted over with 15 tonnes of ready mix concrete to create a new walkway and vehicle turning circle.

This is part of the ongoing infrastructure works throughout the site, that include a new Children’s Play Area and improvements to the Car Park surface. Other improvements throughout the site are on their way.

Slipway Road and Turning Circle

 

New Children’s Play Area


Children's Play Area

We have recently opened a new Children’s play area on the site.

Most activities on the site are aimed at over 12 year olds, so this new facility is for the younger children visiting the centre or staying in the Wigwam Village.

 

 

 

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