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Fancy seeing what you look like in the water? – Only £25
Interested or curious about GUE but never had the opportunity to see what the fuss is about or ask questions from people that will give you straight answers? Have an annoying issue with buoyancy or confidence in the water? A little rusty after the winter? Fancy seeing yourself on video? Then a GUE experience day is for you. Join GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows at the National Diving and Activity Centre on Saturday 12th April.
For only £25 you will receive guidance on your diving skills, video feedback and tips on how to improve your diving skills, and an insight into the GUE style of diving, without having to make a heavy investment in time or money. We’ll show you how to make your fin kicking more effective, how to take the stress out of ascents, and even how to swim backwards. You can attend a talk on taking the stress out of diving. You can bring any equipment, dive any gas.
We will be covering the following
• Discussion – The origins and goals of GUE
• Discussion – The strengths and techniques of buoyancy control
• Dive 1 – Demonstration of trim and buoyancy control
• Dive 1 – Practice and video of trim and buoyancy control with in water feedback
• Dive 1 – Ascent with stops practice
• Discussion and hands-on – Kit configuration
• Discussion – Why team diving?
• Dive 2 – SMB demonstration
• Dive 2 – Valve drill demonstration
• Dive 2 – Ascent with stops practice
• Video Feedback for all divers
In the evening, Gareth will also be giving a talk on the diving lessons that can learnt from Captain Scott’s tragic expedition to the South Pole.
Over the weekend the NDAC is also holding a Dive Equipment Demonstration Weekend.
This day is aimed at recreational and technical divers looking into GUE for the first time. You don’t need any specific gas, any specific equipment. As long as you have an open water qualification then you can just turn up and take part. You can take what you want from the day and leave the rest. We will create an environment where people feel free to ask whatever questions like they like, and to watch demonstrations of the skills we teach, and even get some video feedback and advice on their own skills.
Organising several of these events throughout the year costs a significant amount of time and money. Nonetheless, I feel it important that these events continue to be run as non-profit. So the small registration fee of £25.00 is there to encourage those who sign up to turn up, and also to cover some of the direct costs of organising the event. Other than these direct costs, all proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI. The last event we ran ended up with £100 donated to the RNLI.
These events have become so popular that I have had to limit the registration to keep the numbers small. This enables us to answer everyone’s questions, and also to have time to look at everyone in the water. So, registration for this event is limited to 10 people.
Registration is now open. If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact GUE. Please note that this is a non-profit event. all proceeds beyond direct costs go to the RNLI.
To attend this event, all you need to do is register at DiveDIR.
If you need accomodation there are Wooden wigwams on site at The National Diving & Activity Centre.
Food and drink is available at the View Cafe Bar
These events are always a great laugh, and people seem to get a lot out of them. Here’s what they have said in the past…
I couldn’t believe it. I had been struggling with my trim for years.
Ten minutes in the water with a GUE instructor and it was sorted
out. Best £25 i ever spent on diving.
presumed the GUE instructors would be boot-camp military types,
but they were just very relaxed and laid back divers – albeit divers
with incredible knowledge and skill, and the ability to pass on that
knowledge. In all honesty I went to prove a point, but after an
hour realised I had a lot to learn.
I was fascinating to have so many myths busted in one day,
and also feedback on my buoyancy control which has taken
all the stress out of ascending
I realised two things in the first hour. Firstly, the bar set
by GUE standards is like nothing I have experienced before.
Secondly these guys do not preach – but they are incredibly
well trained to teach
As a single tank diver, I expected to feel like an alien,
but was welcomed to the crowd. Forget about the fact
it was a GUE day. It was just a bunch of divers enjoying
We hope to see you there.
We are happy to announce that we are running a LIQUIVISION – VR dive computer trade-in offer.
The offer is effective immediately at the NDAC Dive Shop and will run until Friday 31st January 2014.
The offer gives customers 25% off Suggested Retail Price on any LIQUIVISION dive computer in the current range against any VR dive computer (and the VR computer doesn’t even have to be in working condition!).
The offer is restricted to LIQUIVISION dive computers only (accessories are not included) against VR dive computers only and is limited to one trade-in per customer.
To take part in this fantastic offer; submit your VR computer for trade-in approval to Sea & Sea Ltd via the NDAC Dive Shop. Sea & Sea Ltd will then ship your shiny new LIQUIVISION computer back to us when the application is approved.
Applications must be registered with the NDAC Shop by the end of the day, Friday 31st January 2014 to qualify.
The NDAC Dive Shop onsite at the National Diving & Activity Centre has a vast selection and a wide range of fully stocked diving equipment.
Our suppliers are some of the best manufacturers of diving equipment, not only from the UK, but also from leading European retailers.
The Argonaut drysuit has been developed for the harshest diving conditions on the planet.
Ergonomic design along with a telescopic torso allows maximum comfort and range of movement whether diving in conditions of extreme cold, using multiple thermal layers, or with lighter undersuits in warmer waters.
When you need the confidence that your suit combines years of manufacturing, design and diving experience to deliver ultimate performance, look no further.
Achieves European Standard EN 14225 – 2: 2005 for Drysuits in accordance with E U Directive 89/686/EEC
Durability and Comfort
A specially engineered durable flex tri-laminate material is used throughout, making the Argonaut an extremely rugged suit. This fabric has already been specified for military use and features hardwearing fabrics laminated with a flexible butyl layer for the ideal balance of durability and comfort.
SiTech Antares ring system with silicone seals and dryglove system
SiTech neck seal system with silicone neck seals
AGIR or SiTech p-valve
Neoprene neck and wrist seals
Fourth Element will be attending a demonstration weekend being held at the National Diving & Activity Centre over the weekend of 27th and 28th April.
For a few lucky divers there may also be the opportunity to take the new Argonaut drysuit for a spin!
Free Air Fill
As part of our Demonstration Weekend, Fourth Element will be giving every person that tries a piece of Fourth Element gear a free air fill
We will also have a mini pop up shop with full range of undersuits and some lifestyle gear, as well as the new Argonaut Drysuit, which we are pleased to announce that we are now a dealer for.
Staff from Fourth Element will be available over the demonstration weekend to answer all your questions and size you up – so why not pop in and try one on for size and get yourself a free air fill!
We look forward to seeing you.
We have been really pleased with the increased number of visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre this year. We think this is due to the continuing investments we make to improve the site whilst still being one of the most cost effective dive sites anywhere in the UK.
And were getting bigger thanks to your help!
We have been listening to your comments about the National Diving & Activity Centre and have decided to improve things further with a new and updated EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) Cashless Swipe System.
We are launching a new Cashless Swipe Membership Card system for all our in-date NDAC Members at the start of August this year. This will mean that NDAC Members can pay for their entry, air fills, mixed gases, and food & drink from the View Cafe Bar, all with the swipe of a new NDAC Membership Card. You can even buy those little extra goodies from our dive shop with an ever-increasing range now being stocked.
So there’ll be no more having to carry your wallet or purse with you, instead just charge your card and pay at the end of the day. You can even dive with your card!
This system is not just for the divers though, visitors staying in our Wooden Wigwam Village will also be able to have a swipe card for the duration of their stay.
The Swipe Cards are just one of the many benefits our members enjoy – so why not take this opportunity now to go cashless at the National Diving & Activity Centre and become an NDAC Member today.
The National Diving & Activity Centre will be hosting a Nauticam demonstration weekend over the 22nd and 23rd of September 2012.
Nauticam will be bringing along Compact, DSLR and Mirrorless (EVIL) Housings and Cameras.
Nauticam pride themselves on their ability to recognise the requirements of professional as well as underwater photographers and fulfil them through the innovative designs of their products.
Nauticam understand that taking pictures underwater is a fun yet demanding activity; and strive to achieve a high level of user-friendliness by allowing stress-free installation and easy operation of all the important functions of the camera. Moreover, with their patented port locking mechanism, ports can be securely attached to or removed from housings by simply turning a lever; no rotation of the port is needed.
Nauticam UK are the official importers and distributors of Nauticam Underwater products in the UK.
For more details on the Nauticam product range, visit their website at nauticamuk.com
Light-for-me products are now available at the National Diving & Activity Centre Shop
We have a good range of the Light-for-me products at the NDAC Scuba Equipment Shop. We also have some demonstration underwater torches that you can take underwater and test yourself.
Light-for-me range of products
• Backup torches
• Main torches
• E/O connection heads and accus
• SideMount E/O accu
• Rebreather accessories
• Other codura accessories
• Reels 100m
The Light-for-me products combine diving experience , manufacturing knowledge and the latest technology.
All our products are manufactured with the highest quality materials and components, with the use of precise CNC machines and with passion for diving in mind.
Light-for-me 7Xre torch
Powerful and robust torch, designed for underwater communication, provides clear beam and penetrates low visibility waters well.
Small head, powerful focused light, ideal for underwater communication, easy to switch on/off. Avaialble as E/O head or umbilical.
Light-for-me Backup XML
Underwater Video Set for GoPro camera
Light-for-me Underwater Video Set for GoPro camera – small and compact design with robust and powerful lights.
The set consists of two mini video backups powered by one 18650 Li-Ion battery each, butterfly connectors and a comfortable flat goodman handle.
The lights’ position can be easily adjusted, even underwater. They are bright – 900 lumens each, with wide angle – 120 degrees, switched on by twisting.
Flat goodman handle fits a hand comfrotably, whether in wet or dry glove.
The set (without batteries) weighs only 0.9 kilo so no need to worry about weight limits when travelling!
*The set does not include batteries, charger and GoPro camera.
Light-for-me backup torches
Three different backup types, each in two options – standard and mini
Light-for-me offers a wide variety of backup torches that would suit divers of different diving profiles – from recreational to technical. Each of our backups: TEC, 3XPG and XML is available in two options standard or MINI. Standard backup requires three C size batteries, MINI backups are powered by one 18650 Li-ion battery.
*Backups are sold without any batteries, these need to be purchased separately.
Light-for-me E/O connection Products
Light-for-me E/O connection products include E/O heads: 4TEC, 7XPE, 7XPG and TEK-OONE and ACCU E/O in standard and SideMount version.
Accu E/O enables a diver to connect different E/O compatible heads and/or a heating vest. Accu E/O SideMount is equipped with 90-degree cable outlet.
Made from high quality codura material
• Trim weight pockets
• Regulator Protective Bag
• Torch Protective Bag
• Rebreather tank covers
• Gaiter wraps
• Wetnotes with mirror
Name: Anna & Peter
Diving since: 2007
Anna: Adv EANx OC, CCR HammerHead
Peter: Adv EANx OC, CCR HammerHead
Dives per year: around 150
How to contact us:
Email: email@example.com ,
Phone: 0044 (0) 7892711168
Let us know if you have any questions or come to NDAC and talk to us!
The National Diving & Activity Centre has recently been listed as a Fourth Element Test Centre.
Want to test dive products before you buy?
Because diving and the dive shop are more accessible at the NDAC, Fourth Element are working with us to enable you to try their products in the water before purchasing them.
The NDAC Shop Staff are familiar with the range of fourth element products and can give you expert advice on which of their lines to choose and try for yourself.
At the National Diving & Activity Centre we have the Arctic undersuit available to test.
These will be issued with all Drysuit rentals, and to students on courses where school drysuits are being used, such as the PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality Course. Additionally, the sets will be used on a try before you buy basis. Rent a complete Arctic set for £10. This will be deducted from the subsequent purchase of a new Arctic thermal 3-piece set on production of the receipt.
The Arctic’s two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Constructed with comfort and utility in mind, the minimalist design provides outstanding performance under closer fitting neoprene drysuits.
Find out why so many people choose the Arctic undersuit for yourself. . .