Archive for March, 2019

Scuba Diving & Underwater Egg Hunt – Easter 2019

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Easter Scuba Diving NDAC

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be open for Scuba Diving every day except Wednesdays throughout the School Easter Holidays.

We will also be holding Easter Egg Hunts for the divers on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday.

New underwater scuba diving attraction at NDAC Chepstow

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Hyperbaric chamber scuba diving attraction NDAC Chepstow

This week we have been lowering our new scuba diving attraction into place at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

The Hyperbaric Chamber was lowered using 5 a tonne lift bag and a lot of assistance.


Groundworks complete for new Wire Zip Lines

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Wire Zip SlideGroundworks

Wire Zip Slide GroundworksThe ground works are now complete for the installation of our new zip wires for the Wire Zip Slide.

50 tonnes of concrete have been used to create the footings for the new structure.

We expect the new zip wires to be up and running for Easter.


Dave Gration at the Rebreather Reunion April 2019

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Dave Gration

We are pleased to announce our third guest speaker at Rebreather Reunion 2019 will be Dave Graiton from Rebreatherpro-Training.

Dave Graiton’s talk will be on Rebreather Diving for Deepwater Archaeology. (more…)

Final checks for new underwater attraction

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


DDRCFinal checks are being carried out prior to the sinking of our latest underwater attraction, a Hyperbaric Chamber.


Underwater Training Exercise at Site

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Training Ex

Training ExerciseFor those of you diving with us over the next couple of weeks in March/early April. You will see lots of interesting looking equipment around the water area.

It is all being used for a training exercise that is taking place underwater at the site.

Please take care when entering or exiting the lake.

Many thanks

Wye Valley Greenway Public Meeting

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Chepstow to Tintern Shared use path. Image by Alan Hayward December 2014

We are hosting a public meeting for the Wye Valley Greenway Project at 7.00pm on Wednesday 27th March at the National Diving & Activity Centre’s View Cafe Bar.

The project’s aim is to restore the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern as a shared use path.

The View Café Bar will be open from 6.30pm and project engineer, John Grimshaw, will run over the details of the scheme and answer any queries you may have.

All are welcome to attend.

Join the event on Facebook here»

Illustration derived from original artwork by Alan Hayward December 2014

Site Ground works during March and April 2019

Monday, March 18th, 2019

NDAC Groundworks

NDAC GroundworksWe are carrying out site ground works during March and April.

These are for the new Wire Zip Slide and staff accommodation block.


NDAC Closed 9th & 10th May 2019

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from Thursday 9th May 2019 until 4pm on Friday 10th May 2019.

The site will be closed for all divers and visitors; this includes the Wire, Giant 3G Swing, Atlantis Aqua Park, Wooden Wigwams, Scuba Diving and The View Cafe Bar.

Wooden Wigwam Accommodation will be available from 4pm on Friday 10th May.

The site will be back to normal opening times and Scuba Diving resumes on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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