Archive for May, 2011
The National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed for all activities from 0800hrs Monday 8th August until 1600hrs
Friday 12th August 2011 Thursday 11th August 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 on
Saturday 13 August Friday 12th August 2011*.
* The infrastructure works have finished a day early
Grace Capel has an unusual charity Challenge!
In October 2011, Grace will attempt to dive to 100 ft (approximately the height of a ten-storey building) on one breath!
Grace is training with Sam Kirby and Saltfree Divers at the National Diving & Activity Centre, and last week she successfully completed her AIDA** course.
The blog has great diary posts detailing her training from mortal to mermaid, photographs, video footage and much more! Grace is doing all this to raise money for the MS Society and you can sponsor her here>
The National Diving & Activity Centre has recently been listed as a Fourth Element Test Centre.
Want to test dive products before you buy?
Because diving and the dive shop are more accessible at the NDAC, Fourth Element are working with us to enable you to try their products in the water before purchasing them.
The NDAC Shop Staff are familiar with the range of fourth element products and can give you expert advice on which of their lines to choose and try for yourself.
At the National Diving & Activity Centre we have the Arctic undersuit available to test.
These will be issued with all Drysuit rentals, and to students on courses where school drysuits are being used, such as the PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality Course. Additionally, the sets will be used on a try before you buy basis. Rent a complete Arctic set for £10. This will be deducted from the subsequent purchase of a new Arctic thermal 3-piece set on production of the receipt.
The Arctic’s two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Constructed with comfort and utility in mind, the minimalist design provides outstanding performance under closer fitting neoprene drysuits.
Find out why so many people choose the Arctic undersuit for yourself. . .
We have some great courses coming up at the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School this Summer. Whether you’re a complete beginner who fancies snorkelling in the pool, or a seasoned veteran who wants to progress to new depths or start instructing; we have a wide range of competitively priced courses, delivered by our experienced and qualified instructors.
Some of the upcoming dates are below, for further courses and dates please visit the NDAC Dive School page
Places are limited so contact us quickly if you’re interested.
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Back in January we increased the size of our car park to cater for the extra diver numbers seen at the National Diving & Activity Centre.
Since then we have been busy making some improvements to the car park infrastructure and over the last few weeks 600 tonnes of material have been laid.
The impressive panoramic below shows how the car park is currently looking. Needless to say, the photo was taken whilst we were closed, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of room for everyone!
This sonar site survey was conducted at the NDAC by Phillip Bowen a couple of years ago. Phillip is a Senior Water & Environment Technician and the survey was carried out as part of his dissertation.
The new version is more up to date and has been made portrait so that it is more practical.
You can view the survey below, or download a PDF for print.
Download Printable PDF
ndac_sonar_study2011.pdf 864KB updated 08 May 2011
These plans are copyright © P Bowen and NDAC Ltd and are available to download for personal use only. They cannot be copied or otherwise reproduced without the express written permission of NDAC Ltd. All rights to the copyright material are protected by UK copyright laws, international treaty provisions and other applicable laws. NDAC Ltd & P Bowen retain all rights not expressly granted.
The 30th April was the closing date for entries and SaltFree had only received half the entries they required to make the event viable.
For competitors that have paid an entry fee, if you contact SaltFree they will arrange for a refund.
Hopefully this event will come back stronger in 2012.
page on the NDAC site or contact Sam Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org.