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Board-Easy Deco-Stop new to NDAC

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Easy Board Deco Stop Ladder

Deco Stop Board EasyNew to the NDAC is the Board-Easy Deco-Stop

This product has been developed to help maintain correct depth following deep dives through visible measured stop points. This allows for a safer decompression ascent.

The Board-Easy Deco-Stop is currently on test at The National Diving & Activity Centre and will be installed at the 50m end of the pontoons for you to try out.

Board-Easy produce a range of semi-rigid boarding ladders for all types of craft that take the strain of getting out of the water. These ladders have a range of uses but are of particular interest to divers and snorkelers who require an easy way to board their boats and are especially suited for RIBs where normal boarding ladders are just too large to carry and stowe.

• Strong, Light Weight, Highly Visible, easy to use and store, made from boat and person friendly materials.

• Ladder sinks to correct position ready for use,
great for divers returning to boat.

RIB Ladder • Made from stabilised Sea Water proof materials with stainless fixings.

• Can be mounted in many different ways using your own Carabiner clips or lines.

• Fully adjustable from 50 cm up to 200 cm in standard size, longer if required.

• Comes with 3 rigid rungs as standard but can be ordered with extra rungs from the shop.

• Perfect for Inflatable Rib Boats where it is difficult to have standard rigid ladders on board.

• With a line attached, it can also assist in a man overboard situation where it could be an instant boarding aid.

• 12 months warranty against manufacturing defects, 7 days no quibble returns for unused and unopened product.Ladder Clip

We’d love to know what you think of the Board-Easy Deco-Stop. Why not comment on the Board-Easy Facebook page

For more details on their range of products, please visit the Board-Easy website


Demonstration Day. Saturday 6th September 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Demonstration Day NDAC Chepstow

On Saturday 6th September we will be holding a demonstration day at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).

There will be demonstration products from the following.

Aqua Lung UK
Atomic Aquatics
BARE Sports

Call by the stands where experts Christine Wilson and Justin Hanning will be on hand for any advice

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TriDri Demonstration Day Sunday 27th July 2014

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Tri-dri Demonstration Day

Win a TriDri

A revolutionary new product to dry the inside of your drysuit is coming to the National Diving & Activity Centre on Sunday 27th July 2014.

TriDri are coming to the NDAC to demonstrate their fantastic product for the day, you’ll wonder how you survived without it!


TriDri in SuitDrysuits often get damp inside from:

• Perspiration
• Washing
• Leaks

Drying the inside, particularly the boots, can be difficult and can take up to two weeks if soaking wet. Dampness may result in discomfort, unpleasant odours and even mould growth.

Washing is great for drysuits but they take forever to dry.

The Solution is TriDri

• Simple to use
• Telescopic
• Small low voltage fan
• Powered from any USB socket

TriDri is ready to use out of the box with cable, UK Mains power supply and instructions.
Never put on a damp drysuit again!Win a TriDri

WIN a TriDri

All divers visiting the NDAC on the day will be given a raffle ticket and entered into a free draw to win a TriDri.

If you have already purchased one on the day, the price will be refunded to you!


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TriDri is available from the NDAC Dive Shop.

For more details abou this product please visit the TriDri website:


Trade in your VR Computer for 25% off a new Liquivision – Summer 2014

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Trade in VR Computer for Liquivision
Liquivision X1 at the NDAC

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 29th August 2014.

During June, July and August 2014, you can trade-in any VR Dive Computer (even if it’s not working) for a 25% discount on the Suggested Retail Price of any current Liquivision Dive Computer .

Compare the range of Liquivision Dive Computers here>

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.

SEA & SEATo 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 29th August 2014 to qualify.

The Easter GUE Experience Day 12 April 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014

GUE Training Day at NDAC

Fancy seeing what you look like in the water? – Only £25

Global Underwater ExplorersInterested 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.

Location and Date
This event is being held from 0830 on Saturday the 12th April at NDAC. Meet in the View Cafe Bar at 0830 promptly! (Location Map).

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
  •  Q&A

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
the sunshine.

We hope to see you there.

Trade in your VR Computer for 25% off a new Liquivision

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Trade in VR Computer for Liquivision
Liquivision X1 at the NDAC

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!).

Liquivision Dive Computers include the Liquivision X1, the Xeo trimix computer, the Xen bottom timer, the Kaon air & nitrox computer and the Lynx air-integrated computer.

Compare the range of Liquivision Dive Computers here>

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.

SEA & SEATo 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 Ultimate Diving Machine
from Dan Warter (DCS Films.

Fourth Element Argonaut at the NDAC Dive Shop

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Argonaut Dry SuitArgonaut Dry Suit

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 latest and most exciting addition to our Scuba Diving Shop is the Argonaut drysuit from Fourth Element.

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


The YKK Aquaseal composite zip is used in the cross chest entry, maximising flexibility and ease of donning.

This is at the cutting edge of dry zip technology and was developed to replace the heavier, more bulky traditional dry zips.


Argonaut Dry Suit


A warm-neck collar combined with HD Latex neck seal combines performance and comfort


Argonaut Dry Suit

Teloscopic Torso

Teloscopic Torso design with elastcated crotch strap and internal braces


Argonaut Dry Suit


Both feature an ergonomic footbed to maximise warmth and comfort when in and out of the water, and retaining ankle straps. Dry sock option is also available.


Argonaut Dry Suit


Duratex panels reinforce key wear areas including shoulders, elbows and knees


Argonaut Dry Suit


Customised fit at no extra charge allows modification of arms and leg lengths and boot sizes.


Argonaut Dry Suit


Duratex tape is used to protect the outside of the seams from abrasion. Flat seams are taped inside and out for strength and reliability.

Argonaut Dry Suit


Two large thigh pockets are supplied as standard, with wetnotes sleeve, bungee loops for securing equipment and secure hook and loop fastening.

Argonaut Dry Suit


Apeks inflate and deflate valves are supplied as standard.

Argonaut Dry Suit

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.

Optional Extras

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 at Demonstration Weekend 27-28 April 2013

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Fourth Element Demo Weekend

Argonaut Dry SuitFourth Element will be attending a demonstration weekend being held at the National Diving & Activity Centre over the weekend of 27th and 28th April.

Fourth Element will be showcasing their undersuits, including the Halo 3D, Arctic, Xerotherm and the CORE bodywarmer for you to try during your dive.

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!


Food from our View Cafe Bar and accommodation at the Wooden Wigwam village is available for visitors so why not make a weekend of it.

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We look forward to seeing you.


Cashless Cash Cards arrive at NDAC

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

NDAC Cashless Cash CardsWe 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

Nauticam Demo Weekend 22 & 23 September 2012

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Nauticam Demo Weekend at NDAC Chepstow

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.

We also have a free GUE presentation in the evening of the 22nd at the View Cafe Bar, so why not book one of our Wooden Wigwams and make a weekend of it.

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.

NauticamNauticam 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



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