Archive for September, 2011

New quarry slipway under construction

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

NDAC New Slipway
New NDAC Slipway under constructionHere are some pictures of the recently laid concrete on our new and improved slipway – all 35 cubic metres of it!

This will form the foundations of the new entry and exit point for divers wishing to get wetter quicker!

The works shall continue over the next few weeks once the initial base of concrete has set. Follow the NDAC for an update on works!

Google Plus One Button

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

You may have spotted that the NDAC news pages now have a Google Plus One ButonGoogle Plus One

Click the +1 button to give something your public stamp of approval. Then, if you want to share right away, add a comment and send it to the right circles on Google+.

The next time your friends and contacts search on Google, they could see your +1. You’ll help them find the best stuff on the web – and you might just start up another conversation!

For further information about Google Plus One, see the video below

Not long until Extreme Underwater Ironing event

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Extreme Underwater Ironing

It’s not long now until the 2011 Extreme Underwater Ironing Event. You have until the 17th September to register for the event.

The 2011 Extreme Underwater Ironing Event
is being held at the National Diving & Activity Centre on Saturday 1st October 2011.

In 2009 UK divers broke the world record for the most number of divers ironing underwater at the same time raising over £14,000 for the RNLI.

128 scuba divers braved the freezing winter temperatures, to attempt to break the world record, previously held by the Australians, for the most number of divers ironing at the same time underwater.

Two years later, the event is back! On Saturday 1st October 2011 we will attempt to break our record, whilst raising money for three very worthy charities:


Scuba Trust

Families of the fallen

Registration is open for the event by completing the online registration form >.

Once registered a deposit of £10 made payable to ‘NDAC Ltd’ will need to be sent to:
The National Diving & Centre, Tidenham Quarry, Tidenham, Chepstow, NP16 7LH

Applications must be received two weeks prior to the event. Please write your name and postcode on the back of the cheque. You can recover your deposit from your sponsorship money.

If you have already registered we look forward to seeing you and hope you are getting lots of sponsorship for our three charities. You can download more sponsorship forms here>.


Underwater Ironing Twitter Feed



Ironing underwater

Irons & Boards

This Tosumi 52169 steam iron is the cheapest Iron we have managed to find so far, for only £2.50. However the shipping is quite high. Further options can be seen below>

We have found this SupaHome Wooden Top Ironing Board for only £8.21

Martin J on the YD Forum has found this Matsui Steam Iron for only £3.89 and it is available for ‘Reserve & Collect’ in Currys Stores. Other Irons and Boards can be found above>


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