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If you are curious about GUE, this is for you.
‘We don’t always wear black, and we don’t only do technical diving. We enjoy open water diving just as much as we do wreck diving or cave exploration.
This Experience Day is aimed at dispelling the myths and preconceptions about Global Underwater Explorers and we invite you to come dive with a GUE team.
You will receive guidance on your general diving skills, and video feedback and tips on how to improve your buoyancy and propulsion techniques, while gaining valuable insight into the GUE style of diving.
See for yourself how easy it is to dive safer, be more efficient and, most importantly, have more fun.
All we ask from you is a £20 donation to the RNLI. Come in with your own kit and enthusiasm!’
We have setup a just giving page so we can raise a little money for every divers favourite cause the RNLI.
We just really want everyone to have the incentive to turn up as well as supporting a very good cause in the process. No one likes to be let down.
If you are interested but find its too far from you or its on a bad day for you, please shout up, we maybe able to arrange something closer to you or on a different day.
We won’t know unless you let us know.
Any questions, please email the organisers at email@example.com
Purchase any select Aqua Lung regulator & receive the octopus FREE, worth upto £115.00 RRP.
Offers ends 31/10/2016 or while stocks last.
Pop into the NDAC Shop or contact us for further details
Offers ends 31/10/2016 or while stocks last.
Pop into the NDAC Shop or contact us for details
The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and is the largest travel community in the world, reaching 375 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 250 million reviews and opinions covering more than 5.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.
Thanks to all our customers who have taken the time to write a review of the centre. If you would like to leave your own review, please visit the NDAC page on TripAdvisor.
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 2016. Places are limited so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.
The NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience introduces you to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting you try it for yourself.
Under the guidance of a PADI professional, you will experience the thrills of swimming underwater in the safety of a swimming pool.
• 25 Jun 2016 NDAC
• 16 Jul 2016 NDAC
• 27 Aug 2016 NDAC
• 17 Sep 2016 NDAC
• 15 Oct 2016 NDAC
• 26 Nov 2016Thornbury
The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision anywhere in the world, to a maximum of 18 meters (12 meters for Junior divers aged 10 – 14).
• 25-26 Jun & 02-03 Jul 16
• 16-17 Jul & 23-24 Jul 16
• 06-07 Aug & 13 -14 Aug 16
• 27-28 Aug & 03-04 Sep 16
• 17-18 Sep & 24-25 Sep 16
• 08-09 Oct & 15-16 Oct 16
• 29-30 Oct & 05-06 Nov 16
• 19-20 Nov & 26-27 Nov 16
So you’ve got the skills to dive safely, now you want to explore special diving interests and gain experience.
The PADI Advanced Open Water program allows you to customise your training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden your capabilities as a diver.
• 18-19 Jun 2016
• 09-10 Jul 2016
• 30-31 Jul 2016
• 20-21 Aug 2016
• 10-11 Sep 2016
• 01-02 Oct 2016
• 22-23 Oct 2016
• 12-13 Nov 2016
PADI Rescue Divers will tell you this course is both challenging and rewarding. It will take you to a new level of diving by making you more confident and prepared in the event of a diving emergency.
• 18-19 June 2016
• 06-07 Aug 2016
• 22-23 Oct 2016
Creating confidence to care. Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and first aid training organisation.
The Emergency First Response course builds lay-rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency.
Full Course (at NDAC)
• 17 Jun 2016
• 08 Jul 2016
• 05 Aug 2016
• 09 Sep 2016
• 21 Oct 2016
• 25 Nov 2016
Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 16 & 23 Jun 2016
• 14 & 21 Jul 2016
• 18 & 25 Aug 2016
• 15 & 22 Sep 2016
• 13 & 20 Oct 2016
• 17 & 24 Nov 2016
Ever wanted to dive that one wreck that’s just out of reach? What about diving with sharks in the Red Sea but can’t get close enough? Or those colourful reef walls you’ve heard about but so far you’ve been unable to experience it for yourself.
These are just some of the reasons to complete your PADI Deep Diver Specialty course and to go Deep Diving.
• 09-11 Jul 2016
• 24-25 Sep 2016
• 05-06 Nov 2016
Whether sunk intentionally or tragically, be it a sunken ship, a plane or an automobile; the call of a wreck is nearly irresistible to divers.
Through the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course you will learn and practice the skills and knowledge that is vital for safe wreck diving.
• 12-14 Aug 2016
• 09-11 Sep 2016
• 11-13 Nov 2016
Want to stay warm and toasty when diving? Fed up of only going diving through the summer months? Then this is the course for you!
To become a well-seasoned UK diver, and to open up other diving possibilities like Ice Diving, becoming a PADI Dry Suit Diver is an essential certification to have.
• 25 Jun 2016
• 16 Jul 2016
• 27 Aug 2016
• 17 Sep 2016
• 08 Oct 2016
• 19 Nov 2016
Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no-stop time beyond the no-decompression limits for air.
Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.
• 23 Jun 2016 at NDAC
• 07 Jul 2016 at Cardiff Scuba
• 28 Jul 2016 at NDAC
• 11 Aug 2016 at Cardiff Scuba
• 25 Aug 2016 at NDAC
• 01 Sep 2016 at Cardiff Scuba
• 22 Sep 2016 at NDAC
• 06 Oct 2016 at Cardiff Scuba
• 27 Oct 2016 at NDAC
• 10 Nov 2016 at Cardiff Scuba
• 24 Nov 2016 at NDAC
Experience has shown that Technical Diving Courses often need to be tailored to the individual, so please get in touch to discuss suitable dates.
For further dates please visit the Dive School section of the website.
If you have any questions please Contact the NDAC Dive School.
Is it time to think about updating your old computer? Have you simply outgrown the features and need something more advanced? Or maybe you just feel like treating yourself to the latest dive computer?
As a loyal Suunto customer we would like to offer you the chance to upgrade your current Suunto computer to one of the latest models.
Bring any working Suunto Dive Computer to us and we will swap it for a new one with up to £200 off!
• Vyper Novo £50
• D4i Novo £75
• D6i Novo £100
• Eon Steel £150
• DX £200
Available at NDAC Dive Shop, please pop in or contact us for more information and a great price.
This offer will run until 30th June 2016
Suunto Dive Computers »
As a reminder for scuba divers – please could you avoid the area around & underneath the Saltfree Divers pontoon when their A flag is flying and they are freediving.
In particular we also request that divers do not use the freedive mooring lines for decompression stops.
If the freedivers had to release their counterweight system in an emergency, there is the risk of being caught by a 60kg weight.
The upcoming freedive meets are as follows:
• 30 April
• 1 May
• 21/22 May
• 11/12 June
• 9/10 July
• 30/31 July
• 6/7 August
• 27/28 August
• 10/11 September
• 24/25 September
• 8/9 October
We’d also like to remind any divers using re-breathers that you must also use a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) throughout your dive. (However please note that yellows SMBs should only be used in emergencies.)
Thanks for your understanding.
Aqua Lung low price package. Core Stage 3 Set, single contents gauge, i300 computer explorer reg bag for £380 – saving £180
Find out more about these products on the Aqua Lung website, or pop into the NDAC Scuba Shop for a chat.
TriDri is a simple to use device that dries the inside of your drysuit.
We are currently able to offer TriDri units for the fantastic price of £49.50.
Drysuits often get damp inside from:
• Even Leaks
Drying the inside, particularly the boots, can be difficult and can take up to 2 weeks if soaking wet.
TriDri can dry a soaking wet boot in 2 hours.
The telescopic tube device has a small low voltage fan powered from any USB socket.
This is a really useful addition to your SCUBA kit.
TriDri is ready to use out of the box with cable, UK Mains power supply and instructions.
By making a TriDri part of your SCUBA Equipment, you will never have to put on a damp drysuit again!
Over 20,000 people saw our AprilFools post last week, but we’ve got some very exciting real news today for divers!
Later today we will be installing our latest underwater attraction, ‘Caroline’.
This 35 Tonne steel trawler traveled over 500 miles from Aberdeen in 2013 to its final home as an underwater diving attraction at the National Diving & Activity Centre.
We have recently been completing the final works to our latest underwater attraction, and this weekend the original prop was welded into place.
The new boat, named ‘Caroline’ is 11.33 metres long and the plan is to place her in the water at around 25m, providing a fantastic wreck diving experience.