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Night Dives November & December 2018

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Night Dive

The popular NDAC Night Dive dates are back.

The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours on a NDAC Night Dive. If you have never been on a night dive before, you could consider joining on one of our PADI Night Diver Speciality Courses.

Below are the dates for the Night Dives being run at the NDAC in Chepstow over the next few months, why not put these in your diary now!

Special Offer – Dive For Half Price!

If you dive with us during the day prior to a Night Dive, we can offer you the Night Dive for half price.
(The Night Dive needs to be booked at the same time as the daytime entry when you arrive on site)

Date

Time

Saturday
10th November 2018

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6:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday
1st December 2018

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6:30 – 9:00pm

Prices

NDAC Members night dive £13.00 (£6.50 if booked with daytime entry)

Non Members night dive £18.00 (£9.00 if booked with daytime entry)

Non Divers Free entry

Site Facilities

Wigwam Camping Chepstow
We have accommodation available at the Wooden Wigwam Village to help you go glamping in style and make a weekend of it at the NDAC. There are three types of cabin; Standard, Deluxe and even VIP with a hot tub!

Hot meals are also available at the View Cafe Bar

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To book on our night dives give us a call on 01291 630 046 or contact us using our online form>

Don’t forget your torches and we look forward to (just about) seeing you!

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer 2019

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer NDAC Chepstow

Join the Ghost Fishing UK team for a weekend of diving and socials at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Included with your ticket:

  • Ghost Gear retrieval taster workshops and demonstrations (Limited spaces, first come first served)
  • Saturday Social: Hog Roast & BBQ (Vegetarian options available
  • Guest Speakers, LIVE Open forum
  • Video screenings
  • Bar, raffle, auction, competitions and fundraisers.

Tickets for Saturday evening event: £25 per person »

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Ticket holders receive discounted diving entry at the gate. This is extra and payable on the day. Please have your eventbrite ticket with you.

Ticket holders may apply for limited spaces on the Underwater Workshops. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive an email with details of the Underwater Workshops and a link to sign up. 

Slots for diving workshops with the Ghost Fishing UK team are limited, so first come first served. We will notify you when they are full and start a waiting list.

Underwater workshops will be led by the Ghost Fishing Trainers and are free. You will have a taster session of about 25 minutes in water time, of some of the components of the Ghost Fishing course.

This includes basic skills, equipment considerations, survey skills and ghost gear recovery.

Joining criteria for Underwater Workshops:

  • In possession of Event ticket (£25 pp)
  • Minimum SCUBA qualification: Sports Diver/Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Nitrox Certification.
  • Minimum 50 logged dives.
  • Drysuits only. Adequate thermal protection for cold surface temps/6 degree water.
  • Own scuba equipment, fully serviceable and in good working order.
  • Open Circuit only. No rebreathers.
  • Medically fit to dive and able to sign self declaration of fitness for the event.

Please note: Tickets are non refundable.

Date & Time

Sat 5th January 2019, 09:00 – Sun, 6th January 2019, 16:00

About Ghost Fishing

The problem of ghost fishing gear has reached public prominence over the past five years. It is a normal part of fishing that nets, shellfish traps and other equipment becomes lost. This is not a deliberate or careless act on behalf of the fishing community, simply a reality of a very harsh environment. The problem is that the lost gear continues to catch marine life. This has an undocumented effect on the local ecosystem, but is clearly undesirable in any sense. Animals are being needlessly killed.

Ghost Fishing was set up to try to remove this lost equipment from the marine environment. It is a challenging and difficult task. Ghost gear is typically entangled in reefs and wrecks, and its removal can be complicated. The technique involves attaching bags to the gear, which the diver fills with air, making them float. The divers then cut the gear free as close to the seabed as possible. Great care is needed to ensure that the diver does not become entangled with the equipment. This involves a high degree of teamwork, coordination and discipline.

Scuba Santas 2018 Saturday 15th December 2018

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Scuba Santas

Ho, Ho, Ho!

This year’s Scuba Santas mass participation event will take place on Saturday 15th December at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)

Sign-in and pay as normal in the shop and register for Scuba Santas in the marquee.

Registration will be from 8.30am

We will have a raffle with a variety of prizes on offer and all proceeds will go to our designated charities.

• DDRC Healthcare

• Headway – the brain injury association

• Headway Gloucestershire/P>

We will also have mince pies and scones on offer.

Scuba Diving Courses for Winter 2018 at the NDAC Dive School

Friday, September 28th, 2018

NDAC Dive School
    
Start Diving Keep Diving Teach Diving Tech Diving Bookings

At the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School near Chepstow we have a wide range of competitively priced courses suitable for all levels of diver, from complete beginners to the highly experienced.

All recreational and technical scuba training at the NDAC Dive School is provided by Cardiff Scuba. Cardiff Scuba is a well established dive school with an outstanding reputation for teaching Scuba Diving courses. Together we are South Wales’ largest provider of Scuba Training.

Here are some of the upcoming Dive Courses taking place during Winter 2018 at The National Diving & Activity Centre. Places are limited so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Scuba Diving Opening Times during FearFest-Evil 2018

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

FearFest-Evil Scuba Diving

FearFest-Evil our live Halloween Horror Event will be operating for selected nights at the National Diving & Activity Centre during October 2018.

FearFest-Evil

During this time Scuba Diving will start and finish a little earlier compared to our usual Winter opening times.

 •  On Fridays we will start and finish 30 minutes earlier

 •  On Saturdays we will start and finish 1 hour earlier.

Below is a full list of the opening times for Scuba Diving on the affected dates.

 •  Fri 12th Oct – 09:00 – 16:30 (out of the water 15:30)

 •  Sat 13th Oct – 07:00 – 16:00 (out of the water 15:00)

 •  Fri 19th Oct – 09:00 – 16:30 (out of the water 15:30)

 •  Sat 20th Oct – 07:00 – 16:00 (out of the water 15:00)

 •  Fri 26th Oct – 09:00 – 16:30 (out of the water 15:30)

 •  Sat 27th Oct – 07:00 – 16:00 (out of the water 15:00)

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us for what will be a set of fantastic nights out.

For full details of the horror event and tickets, please visit the FearFest-Evil website »

Deadly Dinosaurs and Steve Backshall in Chepstow!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Watch Deadly Dinosaurs on BBC IPlayer

Deadly DinosaursCBBC’s Steve Backshall was recently at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow, filming for his BBC show Deadly Dinosaurs.

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Suunto & Finnsub Demonstration Weekend 8th & 9th September 2018

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Suunto Finnsub Demonstration Weekend

On the 8th and 9th September 2018 Suunto and FINNSUB will be heading to the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) for a demonstration weekend. 
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Scuba Diving Courses for Summer & Autumn 2018 at the NDAC Dive School

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

NDAC Dive School
    
Start Diving Keep Diving Teach Diving Tech Diving Bookings

At the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School we have a wide range of competitively priced courses suitable for all levels of diver, from complete beginners to the experienced.

All recreational and technical scuba training at the NDAC Dive School is provided by Cardiff Scuba. Cardiff Scuba is a well established dive school with an outstanding reputation for teaching Scuba Diving courses. Together we are South Wales’ largest provider of Scuba Training.

Here are some of the upcoming Dive Courses taking place during Summer & Autumn 2018. Places are limited so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Open for Scuba Diving 6 Days a Week During School Summer Holidays 2018

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Summer Scuba Diving NDAC

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be open for Scuba Diving 6 days a week during the School Summer Holidays*, Thursday to Tuesday (Closed Wednesdays).

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National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

NDAC awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

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