Archive for May, 2017

Suunto & Finnsub at the NDAC Demonstration Weekend.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Suunto Finnsub Demonstration Weekend

On the 3rd and 4th June Suunto and FINNSUB will be heading to the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) for a demonstration weekend. 

They will have all their computers, Fly wings and Finn Lights for you to take for a dive. If you want to ask some questions, come and find them in the Suunto tent. 

We will also have the BBQ fired up!


Suunto Finnsub Demonstration Weekend

Cardiff Scuba – Shetland Liveaboard Trip August 2018

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Following their very successful trip to Scapa Flow in April 2017 on the MV Valkyrie (owned and operated by Hazel and Helen with their crew of Orkney & Shetland Dive Charters), Cardiff Scuba have booked another trip with them again for the week of the 11th August 2018.

In addition, Cardiff Scuba have also booked Orkney & Shetland’s new liveaboard, the MV Valhalla for the same week.

The exciting news is that both these liveaboards will take them to dives in the Shetland Isles (not Scapa Flow) and will give space for 24 divers!

The Shetlands are an amazing place to dive, with wrecks for all levels of experience. The initial plan is to have one boat for experienced divers to take deeper dives and the other boat will house the less experienced divers and offer dives of suitable depths.

For this trip all divers must be at least Advanced Openwater (or equivalent), with Deep, Wreck and Dry Suit certification. Enriched Air certification would also be advantageous. Divers need to have a minimum of 50 verifiable dives in UK waters. You must also be proficient in the deployment of an SMB.

Experienced technical divers are very welcome on OC or CCR .

There are already a number of interested divers and Cardiff Scuba are taking names immediately to assess the response to the trip.

Prices have not yet been confirmed but the general plan will be to drive to Aberdeen, take the overnight Ferry to Lerwick, be met at the Ferry by the Dive Charter and have a week of amazing diving.

Travel to Aberdeen can be organised as a group or individuals can make their own arrangements.

When they have more confirmed prices, Cardiff Scuba will let everyone know.

Please don’t miss this opportunity! Let them know you are interested and Cardiff Scuba can keep you informed so you can make a final decision to commit to a place.

For any further information, call Rob or Simon at Cardiff Scuba on 029 2061 5161

Half Price Diving During May/June Half Term

Monday, May 15th, 2017

February Half Term

Half Price Scuba DivingWe are going to be open for Scuba Diving throughout the School Half-Term week in May/June 2017 (29th May -2nd June).

During this time we will be offering a 50% Discount for scuba diving. No catches – just turn up, book in and scuba dive for half the normal price!

The other activities on site (The Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active and The Giant 3G Swing) as well as the Wooden Wigwams and View Cafe Bar will also be running during the half-term week. These are also be running a special half-price discount (Full details and Discount Code»).

We look forward to seeing you over the half-term week.

Offer applies Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017. Normal entry requirements for Scuba Diving apply.

Half Price Segway, Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing Activities during May/June Half Term at the NDAC Chepstow

Monday, May 15th, 2017

50% Discount on Segway, Zip Slide and 3G Swing Chepstow

50% Discount on Activities During Half-Term at the NDAC Chepstow

This May/June we have some fantastic discounts on activities at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

For the midweek dates of the May School Half Term (29th May – 2nd June 2017) we are offering a 50% discount on The Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active (1 hour package) and The Giant 3G Swing.

To take advantage of these offers please use the discount code HALFTERMFUN when booking online.

There are limited spaces available on these activities, so hurry and book early to avoid disappointment! For the Scuba Divers, we are also offering a 50% discount on Scuba Diving this week »

These activities are not suitable for children under 12 years, further restrictions apply.

Segway Active Half Price during Half Term The Wire Zip Slide  Half Price during Half Term Giant 3G Swing Half Price during Half Term

Don't forget to use the discount code HALFTERMFUN

The Wire Zip Slide

For just £9.50 will you take on The Wire Zip Slide?

The Wire is one of the UK’s longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the spectacular NDAC Quarry.

Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry.

Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour this exhilarating ride will take your breath away!

Further Details » | Book The Wire Zip Slide »

Segway Active

From £15.00* per person you can take part in a Segway Active Experience

Gliding on a Segway feels like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Step on and your instincts take over – and you quickly realise it responds to how you balance yourself. It feels incredibly natural and, most of all, it’s really fun.

Our one hour Segway Active experience is set in a fantastic location at the National Activity & Diving Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow, situated around a disused limestone quarry with fantastic views.

We have 12 off-road Segways, a custom built HQ, training facilities and an off-road course. Each driving adventure lasts an hour, starting with full instructions and a safety briefing on our flat training zone. This gives you the opportunity to get to grips with your Segway in a safe environment. Once you’ve become a competent rider, you’ll be unleashed on our off road tour around the quarry and activity centre at Chepstow.

*Please note that we also offer 30 minute packages and further discounted rates if you are booking three or more places. The standard 1 hour price is £35 per person, the price for 3 people or more is £30 per person. This discount only applies to the £30/£35 prices (reduced to £15/£17.50) and cannot be used with our 30 Minute package.

Further Details » | Book on Segway Active»

Giant 3G Swing

The Giant 3G Swing is new for 2016 and for only £9.50 (reduced from £19) you can experience weightlessness 245 feet in the air on our ultimate adrenaline-pumping blast!

If you dare, you’ll be strapped into the Giant 3G Swing, hoisted 50ft up into the air and slowly pulled back to the release point…

Then it is down to one of you to pull the ripcord!

After the initial terrifying drop, you’ll launch into the air, feeling the G-force as you swing up into the sky, 245ft over the steep quarry edges of the UK’s Deepest Inland Dive Site.

Further Details » | Book The Giant 3G Swing»


These special offers are available on the following dates with discount code HALFTERMFUN

Monday 29th May 2017
50% Discount on Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active (1hr) & Giant 3G Swing activities.

Tuesday 30th May 2017
50% Discount on Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active (1hr) & Giant 3G Swing activities.

Wednesday 31st May 2017
50% Discount on Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active (1hr) & Giant 3G Swing activities.

Thursday 1st June 2017
50% Discount on Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active (1hr) & Giant 3G Swing activities.

Friday 2nd June 2017
50% Discount on Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active (1hr) & Giant 3G Swing activities.

Don’t miss out, BOOK NOW using the HALFTERMFUN code for your adrenaline filled experience!



• Minimum age is 12 years.

• Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone).

• Lower weight limit is 45kg (7.08 stone).

• Segway Active riders 16 years old and under must be accompanied by
an adult on the activity.

Full activity terms, conditions and restrictions »


• Minimum age is 12 years.

• You must be between 1.2m (3ft 11”) and 2.0m (6ft 7”).

• Lower Limit is 30kg (4.7 stone)

• Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone)

Full activity terms, conditions and restrictions »


• Minimum age is 12 years.

• You must be taller than 1.3m (4ft 3”)

• Lower Limit is 20kg (3.15 Stone) for the Swing

• Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone)

Full activity terms, conditions and restrictions »

Other Facilities

The View Cafe Bar will be open on site for hot and cold meals as well as a great range of drinks and a fantastic view over our lake. So why not make a day of it.

We also have a range of Wooden Wigwam accommodation available on site to suit all budgets.

Offer Terms and Conditions

This special offer is only available for advance bookings for selected dates and activities during Half-Term. No further discounts apply and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Sessions are subject to availability. This discounted rate is non-refundable, non transferable and for online bookings only. If a session is cancelled for reasons beyond our control (i.e. severe weather) an alternative booking date or activity may be offered at our discretion

NDAC Wigwams nominated for 2017 Muddy Stiletto Awards

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Muddy Stilletos Nomination


We are really pleased to announce that we have made the finals of the Muddy Awards Best Glamping category!

The competition was stiff, but we’ve made it, hurrah!

The final round of voting has started. It’s live voting with each nominee appearing next to a cocktail glass on the page. As you vote, the glass will be filled, until midday on Fri 16 June when voting closes and there is a winner.

We would really appreciate your vote in the final. Just sign in here via Facebook or your email address and vote for the National Diving & Activity Centre in the Glamping category.

Voting is free and takes seconds via this link:


The Wooden Wigwam accommodation at the National Diving & Activity Centre has been nominated in the 2017 Muddy Stiletto Awards for ‘Best Glamping in Gloucestershire.

Muddy Stilletos VoteFollowing the nomination, it’s all down to the public vote – and that’s where we’d love your help!

If you’ve stayed with us and enjoyed your stay, your vote would be really appreciated.

Just sign in here via Facebook or your email address and vote for the National Diving & Activity Centre in the Glamping category.

Voting is free and takes seconds via this link:

Muddy Stilettos, ‘The Urban Guide to the Countryside’, is a series of fun and informative lifestyle blogazines written by journalists across 18 counties with reviews, what’s ons and more. Muddy Stilettos was a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2017.

The ethos of Muddy is all about quality and curation and unearthing the cool independent businesses and events in each county. The Muddy Stilettos awards are entirely publicly voted, so to win a Muddy Stilettos Award is a real achievement.   

Many thanks for your help

The National Diving & Activity Centre Team


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