Archive for February, 2012

Police Training at NDAC

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Sgt Lorna Dennison WilkinsSgt Lorna Dennison-Wilkins has been reporting on her recent training at the National Diving and Activity Centre.

Lorna is part of Sussex’s Specialist Search Unit (SSU) and since their police diving school shut down they have been using alternative venues for their training.

The NDAC was fortunate to host the SSU at our quarry in Chepstow.

Read the full story on Lorna’s Blog>

Today has been interesting. We did our dive drills and each dived to just under 18 meters. It’s important that we practice working as a team and also dive to depth. Lots of police diving is less than 10 meters in grotty ponds and rivers so we have to make sure we can dive deeper if the need arises both in a physiological and operational sense. We have got a plan of what we need to achieve each day and once we achieve our targets we move onto the next task.

Lorna’s blog is well worth a read and she can also be followed on Twitter @sussexssc

Updates to NDAC site maps

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

NDAC Site Map

NDAC Site MapIt has been a very busy few years at the NDAC. We’ve installed numerous underwater attractions, built a new entrance, opened a Wigwam village and have completed a massive amount of infrastructure work across our site, not to mention the View Cafe Bar and the Wire Zip line that are coming soon!

All of this work had made our site maps regularly out of date and each time we did make another update there was always another exciting project around the corner!

With a lot of our current projects coming close to being complete we are pleased to announce that the most up to date version of the NDAC site map is now available to view online and download.

The NDAC Site map can be downloaded here> (Right Click and Save Target as) 1.1MB

Alternatively you can view the site map here>

For other maps and downloads please visit our downloads page and our site maps page.

The View cafe bar construction images

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The View Cafe Bar, coming soon to the NDAC

View Cafe Bar ChepstowHere are some of the latest pictures of our new Café Bar complex, The View.

The construction works are progressing well and the cafe bar is really starting to come together. Around 5 tonnes of steel have recently arrived on site and will be used to construct the outside veranda. The veranda will be a great spot to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking our Chepstow quarry.

We are working as fast as we can to get The View open for business and we promise it will be well worth the wait!

For some larger versions of the photos, take a look at the Facebook album>

The View Cafe Bar Construction. NDAC Chepstow


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