Archive for February, 2012
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.
The next NDAC Night Dive is on Saturday 24th March 2012, 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.
We have accomodation available in the form of our new Wooden Wigwams, to help you go glamping in style and make a weekend of it at the NDAC.
We endeavour 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>
and/or sign up for our News Feed.
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!
6:00 – 9:00pm
It 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All of this work had made our site maps regularly out of date and each time we did make another update there was always another exciting project around the corner!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
Here 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 National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities on Thursday the 29th March 2012 due to infrastructure works being carried out on the site.
The site will now be open on the Friday 30th running normal opening times and not closed as previously reported.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
What is the biggest thing that puts you off diving and water sports in the UK?
The cold, we thought so…well the answer is here with a brand new design of heated under suits that really do keep you warm no matter what the weather or water temperature!
This product is new to the UK diving and watersports market and the NDAC is pleased to announce that we have some Thermalution heated undersuits for you to try.
We have a small and a large undersuit available, and with the recent cold snap we’re expecting this product to be very popular.
Why Choose Thermalution?
• It’s slim, durable and weighs a mere 700g allowing you to have maximum flexibility and agility underwater whilst being lightweight at the same time.
• Three temperature settings, you can adjust the temperature of the thermal layer within your wetsuit, even underwater!
• This innovative product, which can go as deep as 100 meters, will spare you from cold dives, is super comfortable and stylish.
• Powered by two Lithium Polymer 7.4V batteries. These are the same type of batteries found in your mobile phone or mp3 player: no danger of radiation, electric shock or explosion
• They are compact and lightweight; a set consists of two 130g batteries.
• Battery pockets are positioned outside of the under-suit at the sides of the chest, under the arms offering maximum freedom of movement.