Archive for March, 2011
Commencement of Phase 2 & 3 Works
Wigwam Accommodation & The View Café Bar at NDAC
We would like to apologies for any inconvenience the site works may be causing to you on your visits to the National Diving & Activity Centre. We are working at quickly as possible to be the first Inland Dive Site in the UK to offer on affordable low cost on site accommodation, purpose built Café Bar and improved diver facilities for 2011.
The £250,000.00 investment shall be split into two phases Wigwam Accommodation (completed April/ May) the planning permission has been submitted. It is anticipated the units will be available as soon as planning is granted on or around 07 April.
Phase three The View Café Bar will yes serve alcoholic drinks and on site Café with a wide choice of hot and cold food available throughout the day. Planning has already been granted and on site works will start in the next few weeks. It is anticipated that works shall be completed around Aug of this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and divers for there continued support so please keep on supporting us so we can in turn invest in you.
Many thanks Darren & Kaye
27th August 2011
3800m Swim, 180km Bike, Run 42km
We are pleased to announce that the Black Sheep Sports Big Woody Triathlon returns to the National Diving and Activity Centre this Summer.
Situated in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, this long course triathlon offers athletes the opportunity to swim in the calm waters of the National Diving and Activity Centre, test themselves over the distance and hills in the Forest, and the a trail run to finish.
The swim takes place on site at the National Diving and Activity Centre near Chepstow.
The Bike course is best described as undulating to hilly but its not extreme. Taking in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley this bike route is both scenic and testing.
The bike route finish’s back at the race HQ and then takes the athletes on a run out into the woodland for a 4 lap out and back route.
Finishing back at the race HQ you will be pleased to know that you won’t be called a Big Woody, but you will receive your finishers medal and the chance to call yourself a long course athlete.
For further details and to sign up for the event visit the Black Sheep Sports Big Woody Page>
The 2011 Extreme Underwater Ironing Event has been moved to Saturday 1st October 2011.
The organisers felt that the competition with Mothering Sunday was too great and wanted to do everything possible to beat our previous record.
The good news is that we now have a few more months to get people involved and collect more sponsorship money for our three charities
If you have already registered, we apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support – Your registration will automatically be transferred to the October event and there is nothing else for you to do except download more sponsorship forms, spread the word and help raise more money for the three very worthy charities.
For those who were unable to attend due to Mother’s Day, you can now register here and we look forward to seeing you and your ironing kit in the water.
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Irons & Boards
We have found this SupaHome Wooden Top Ironing Board for only £8.21
The National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed for all activities on Tuesday 19th April 2011. This is so that we can carry out some essential site maintenance.
Apologies for any inconvenience and we will be back to our normal opening times for the rest of the week.
The next NDAC Night Dive is on Saturday 26th March 2011, 6-9pm.
The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours on a NDAC Night Dive. If you have never been on a night dive before, you could consider joining on one of our PADI Night Diver Speciality Courses.
This will be the last 2011 Night Dive being run at the NDAC in Chepstow until after the Summer, so don’t miss it!
We endeavor to put events that are happening at the National Diving and Activity Centre on our Facebook group, so why not join the NDAC Facegroup group today>
To book on our night dives give us a call on 01291 630 046 or contact us using our online form>
Don’t forget your torches and we look forward to (just about) seeing you!
Bored at the office today and dreaming of your next dive trip?
Why not try this Deep Sea Dive Game, it’s not going to make it to your PS3, but it is very addictive!
You’ve just got to make matches of the underwater sea creatures by swapping adjacent pieces. To get to the next level you must collect enough starfish, fish, turtles, whales, octopus, squid, sharks and other sea critters before you oxygen runs out!