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Training Doesn’t Work – A FREE Presentation by Mark Powell 11 June 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Training Doesn't Work - A FREE Presentation by Mark Powell

Mark Powell TDI/SDIA FREE Presentation by Mark Powell, resident Technical Instructor at Dive-Tech and author of Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology.

SATURDAY 11th JUNE 4PM

"Most diving problems occur because people don’t listen to their training.

This implies that there is a problem with the way we train divers. Either instructors are not getting the right messages over or students are failing to retain those messages.

Either way the training hasn’t worked."

In this free talk at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Mark Powell will look at why this is the case and what we can do to change the situation.

If you have heard Mark speak before then you know that he will give an entertaining, thought provoking and informative view on this important topic.

Join and share the event on Facebook here »

Demonstration Weekend

This free event is part of our Demonstration weekend where we’ll be hosting a large selection of Dive Equipment suppliers and specialists to demonstrate and discuss their latest kit. more »

We will additionally have some special offers on orders via the NDAC Dive Shop, so why not pop in and treat yourself to some shiny new kit.

There will also be a BBQ running both days of the Demonstration Weekend at the View Cafe Bar from 11am to 5pm

Diving Equipment Demonstration Weekend 11th & 12th June 2016

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Demonstration Day

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be hosting a Diving Equipment Demonstration Weekend over the 11th and 12th of June 2016.

The weekend will include a large range of equipment from the following suppliers, for you to look at, try or buy:

Apeks
Aqua Lung
Atomic Aquatics
Bare
Dive Rite
Hollis
KUBI
Liquivision
Mares
Miflex Hoses
Oceanic
Sea & Sea
SSI Scuba Schools International
TDI
Thermalution
Zeagle

Staff from the companies will be available over the Demonstration Weekend to answer all your questions.

On the Saturday we will be hosting Mark Powell, resident Technical Instructor at Dive-Tech and author of Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology. Mark will be delivering a Free talk titled ‘Training Doesn’t Work‘. If you have heard Mark speak before then you know that he will give an entertaining, thought provoking and informative view on this important topic. Full Details »

We will additionally have some special offers on orders via the NDAC Dive Shop, so why not pop in and treat yourself to some shiny new kit.

We will also be holding a BBQ both days of the Demonstration Weekend at the View Cafe Bar from 11am to 5pm

Join the event on Facebook »

triSUP Dragon Triathlon at the NDAC Chepstow

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016



SUP Triathlon at the NDAC Chepstow October 2016
Tri SUP Triathlon Enter Online »

On Saturday the 15th October 2016, the National Diving and Activity Centre will be hosting the TriSUP Dragon.

TriSUP is an exciting new triathlon format that introduces Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in place of the traditional swim stage.

This three stage event includes a SUP course around the stunning NDAC Quarry, a Road Bike Course and a Trail Run to finish.

Event Includes

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical Support
  • Full Route Marking
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Bike / Kit Wash Station
  • SUP Board Hire
  • Web results service
  • Emergency support
  • On site catering
  • Finishers Medal & Certificate

To enter this amazing event please visit http://www.trisupevents.co.uk/dragon-sup-triathlon-chepstow there are full details on the page as well as special offers for early bird bookings.

Who can enter?

This event is open to all and you do not need a SUP to enter. No SUP? No Problem, you can hire one from the extensive demo fleet of Red Paddle Co SUPs. Why not share the experience with your friends and enter as part of a team which includes one of our 4-8 person SUP’s for FREE!

Paddle

The SUP leg of the Triathlon is set in a dramatic quarry, the high rugged walls surrounding the water will ensure flat paddling conditions; even in windy conditions.

Ride

After the SUP leg jump on your bike and head out on the local roads of the Wye Valley for the bike leg. After an initial challenging climb up to the ridge of hills behind the event centre, the bike course will take riders along the ridge toward the River Wye. You will then hug the river as you meander down the sensational Wye Valley towards the spectacular and historic Tintern Abbey. From here you will cross back over the River Wye and climb up the main climb of the course to the ridge. You will then head South East back to the Event Centre. The final 5 miles are gently downhill allowing time to recover before the Run.

Run

Off the Bike, trainers on… and an off road run based on local tracks and footpaths. The running course winds it way around the stunning quarry and through nearby forest tracks in a circular loop. The opening mile of the course is uphill followed by a flat middle section and the all important downhill finish.

The Finish

A warm welcome and a Finishers Medal awaits; this completes a truly memorable event.

Enter the event online »

Accommodation

Overnight accommodation is available before or after the event in our Wooden Wigwam Cabins. With a range of wigwams to suit all budgets, you can experience a touch of luxury in the great outdoors at an unbeatable price.

 

 

Twelve Days of Offers for Divers, Freedivers & Open Water Swimmers at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

12 Special Offers for Divers

To celebrate the launch of our exciting new event the 12 Days & Nights of Christmas, we have a fantastic special offer for divers, Swimmers & Freedivers visiting the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Over the next few months we have 12 Special offers for divers to take advantage of.

These include FREE AIR FILLS, 50% DISCOUNTED ENTRY, a FOURTH ELEMENT TREASURE HUNT and even a day were you can DIVE FOR FREE!

Facebook PostTo take advantage of the special offers all we ask is that you:

1) Like & Share this Facebook post »

2) Like the 12 Days & Nights Facebook page

The twelve dates for these special offers are as follows

Dive For Free

(Free entry available to Scuba Divers, Free Divers, Experienced Open Water Swimmers and Snorkellers)

Wednesday 30 December 2015

50% off diving

December
Monday 28 December 2015
Tuesday 29 December 2015 & Fourth Element Treasure Hunt more »

Thursday 31 December 2015 (New Year’s Eve)

February
Saturday 6 February 2016
Sunday 7 February 2016
Saturday 13 February 2016
Sunday 14 February 2016

Free Air Fill*

*1 x Free Air Fill per person per day up to 15Ltrs
Saturday 2 January 2016
Sunday 3 January 2016
Saturday 9 January 2016
Sunday 10 January 2016

The 12 Days & Nights of Christmas is a new and exciting festive event, running for twelve selected days and nights at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

By day you can visit Father Christmas in his grotto and at night you can meet Krampus the Christmas Devil to explain any bad behaviour!

Explore our stunning woodland walk based on the 12 Days of Christmas and take part in Christmas activities. We have options for breakfast, a delicious three course Christmas Lunch or a Christmas BBQ with Turkey and Stuffing Rolls, Bratwurst, Currywurst and more.

If you dare, you can even escape the clutches of Krampus the Christmas Devil by speeding into the darkness on our 700m Wire Zip Slide!

 

Chepstow Activity Centre to feature on BBC’s The Magicians.

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The National Diving & Activity Centre to feature on BBC’s The Magicians.

We recently closed the site for a day to allow the team from the BBC’s the Magicians show to carry out some filming for their upcoming TV series.

The Magicians returns to BBC One with a show-stopping new live format and viewer vote. Presented by Darren McMullen, the shows feature magicians Barry and Stuart, World Champion of Magic Latimer and comedy magician Pete Firman paired with stars from your favourite TV Shows.

With more daring, dangerous and mind-blowing magic than ever before, each act will perform four tricks – and two will be live, so anything could happen. Once all three acts have performed, viewers get to vote for their favourite, with the losing team having to face a terrifying live forfeit. Who will it be?

We’re pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre will feature on the Second episode of the series on Saturday 14th January 2012 at 6:30pm.

We can’t give anything away, but it would be well worth watching!


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