Posts Tagged ‘2017’

Special Discounts on the Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Wire Swing Discounts

Between now and our Christmas shutdown we have some fantastic discounts on the remaining slots for our 700m Wire Zip Slide and our Giant 3G Swing

If you are feeling super brave you can even try our adrenaline fuelled attractions in the dark with our NEW Night-Time slots! Experiencing these attractions in the dark adds an amazing new perspective to the rides! 

Special Day & Night Offers for Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing

The 700m Wire Zip Slide ChepstowThe Wire Zip Slide

Could you launch yourself down the Wire, one of the UK’s longest, tallest and fastest zip lines?

After an initial leap of faith you will plunge from a 70m high cliff edge into the void of our quarry, speeding 700m over the cold, dark waters of our 80m deep flooded quarry, reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!

The Wire daytime tickets
Reduced from £19 to £10
Use the promotional code: WINTERWIRE

The Wire Night-Time tickets (after 6:30pm)
Reduced from £24 to £12
Use the promotional code: NIGHTWIRE

Book a place on the Wire Zip Slide

Giant 3G Swing ChepstowThe Giant 3G Swing

Experience Weightlessness 245 feet in the air with our ultimate adrenaline-pumping blast!

If you dare, you’ll be strapped into the Giant 3G Swing, hoisted 50ft up into the air and slowly pulled back to the release point…

Then it is down to one of you to pull the ripcord!

After the initial terrifying drop, you’ll launch into the air, feeling the G-force as you swing up into the sky, 245ft over the steep quarry edges of the UK’s Deepest Inland Dive Site.

You will then be momentarily weightless before accelerating through double gravity as you level out at the bottom.

You will continue to swing several times until our experienced staff bring you to a halt and carefully lower you down to the ground.

The Swing daytime tickets
Reduced from £19 to £10
Use the promotional code: WINTERSWING

The Swing Night-Time tickets (after 6:30pm)
Reduced from £24 to £12: NIGHTSWING

Book a place on the Wire Zip Slide

Terms

There are limited slots available for these promotional tickets. Please see the booking page for available spaces.

Minimum age is 12 years

You must be taller than 1.2m (3ft 11″) and shorter than 2.0m (6ft 7″) to ride  to ride the Wire. Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone). Lower Limit is 30kg (4.7 stone). Full restrictions and terms for the Wire Zip Slide » 

You must be taller than  1.3m to ride The Swing.  Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone). Lower Limit is 20kg (3.15 stone). Full restrictions and terms for the Giant 3G Swing » 

These tickets must be booked and redeemed before the 17th December 2017 and cannot be used with any other promotion/offer.

Discount codes are issued subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice at any time. NDAC Ltd reserves the right to stop such codes being used against specific products or events. Only one discount code can be used per booking. Any discounted and promotional codes must be given and used at the time of booking. Discount codes cannot be applied retrospectively to previously made bookings.

 

Half Price Entrance Fee for Scuba Divers until Christmas

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Half Price Scuba Diving Until Christmas

Special Offer for Scuba Divers selected dates this November and December

As a big thank you for your continued support and loyalty this year, we have reduced our Scuba Diving entrance price from Thursday 15th November to Saturday 16 December by a massive 50%

16 November to 16 December

This means our members will only have to pay £6.50 for a day’s unlimited diving with us and non members will have to pay just £9.00.

No catches – just turn up, book in and scuba dive for half the normal price!

50% OffWe look forward to seeing you at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow between now and Saturday 16th November. Sunday will be back to full price so we can raise as much as possible for the Scuba Santas Charity event.

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from the NDAC.

Join the Event on Facebook here »

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed for further offers and promotions throughout the year.

Normal entry requirements for Scuba Diving apply.

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2017 / 2018

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

NDAC SantaBelow are the 2017/18 Christmas and New Year opening times for the National Diving & Activity Centre

Sat 16 Dec Open Scuba Santas Charity Event

Weekend Activity Opening Hours

0800 – 1700hrs

View Cafe Bar

0700 – 2300

Sun 17 Dec Open Early Site Closure today

0800 – 1600hrs

View Cafe Bar

0700 – 1600

Centre and facilities close by 4pm today.

Wigwams not available for this date.

Reopens Thursday 05 Jan 2018.

Mon 18 Dec Closed
Tue 19 Dec Closed
Wed 20 Dec Closed
Thu 21 Dec Closed
Fri 22 Dec Closed
Sat 23 Dec Closed
Sun 24 Dec
Closed Christmas Eve
Mon 25 Dec Closed Christmas Day
Tue 26 Dec Closed Boxing Day
Wed 27 Dec Closed
Thu 28 Dec Closed
Fri 29 Dec Closed
Sat 30 Dec Closed
Sun 31 Dec Closed New Year’s Eve
Mon 01 Jan Closed New Year’s Day
Tue 02 Jan Closed
Wed 03 Jan Closed
Thu 04 Jan Closed
Fri 05 Jan Open Normal Activity Opening Hours

0930 -1700

View Cafe Bar
Thursday: 0930 – 2300

Sat 06 Jan Open Weekend Activity Opening Hours

0800 – 1700hrs

View Cafe Bar

0700 – 2300

Sun 07 Jan Open Weekend Activity Opening Hours

0800 – 1700hrs

View Cafe Bar

0700 – 2300

24 Hour Scuba Dive – Underwater Marathon in Aid of Headway Brain Injury Charity (16th & 17th September 2017)

Friday, September 1st, 2017

24 Hour Scuba

Two scuba divers who survived devastating brain injuries are to lead a 24-hour underwater scubathon to raise funds for a charity which helps people who have suffered a brain injury.

Members of Cheltenham Sub-Aqua Club, regular visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre, will work as a relay team to spend a full day underwater led by divers James Neal and Neal Breeden.

Over the weekend 16th & 17th September we will also be holding a demonstration day and raffle with prizes from Apeks, Suunto, Fourth Element, Maxshow, Sea & Sea and Fathom Outdoors. We also have 3 dive computers donated to the NDAC Shop by Suunto where all the money from the sale will go towards the fundraising. There are more prizes to follow and tickets are available from the NDAC shop.

On the demo days we have Liquid SportsMares, SSI , Sea & Sea, TDI, Fourth Element and Maxshow.

Headway Brain Injury CharityJames, 47, a technical diver and instructor from Symonds Yat, in the Wye Valley, suffered a devastating subarachnoid haemorrhage following the rupture of an undiagnosed aneurysm, which led to a grade four bleed on the brain.

Neal, 48, Cheltenham SAC’s secretary also survived a brain injury, after suffering a major stroke nearly ten years ago, in 2008, which left him needing to use a wheelchair.

Now the pair are organising the scubathon in aid of UK brain injury charity Headway, which supported James during his initial recovery. They hope to raise in excess of £5000.

The dive will begin on Saturday 16th September and finish at midday on Sunday 17th September, at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow.

James says, as well as supporting Headway, he wants to raise awareness of brain injuries and highlight some of the prejudices that go hand in hand with what is described as an ‘invisible disability’.

After he was treated, James, who ran his own business, says all he wanted to do was get back in the water and enjoy scuba diving again. That desire drove his initial rehabilitation.

24 hour scuba challengeHe said: “I was able to return to some level of fitness and get back in the water but I had a great deal of support from my scuba diving friends. Without Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club my life would have become very lonely. I owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.


“I suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage and whilst I might appear completely recovered on the outside, you can’t and don’t see what I have to deal with, or understand the problems I face, on a daily basis.


“I’m learning to manage my condition but it’s still difficult and I have suffered some horrendous discrimination as a result of people not understanding my disability. But Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club has remained a constant in my post injury life. I don’t know what I would have done without them.


“I suffer terribly from fatigue. Immediately after the injury I was able to stay conscious for perhaps 20 minutes at a time. Now as the day goes on I get more and more fatigued. And there is a huge difference between tiredness and fatigue.


“If you are tired you can keep going. With fatigue you can’t and your body starts to shut down. You become irritable and lose the ability to think straight. Eventually you will lose consciousness. That’s not falling asleep!”

He added: “Brain injuries not only change your life but also your personality. You wake up a different person.”


“If you suffer a head or brain injury it can take a long, long time to recover and in fact you might never recover, at least not fully.

Neal, who worked as an upholsterer before suffering his major stroke when he was just 39, says Headway is an amazing organisation that few people will have heard of.

He said: “When James had his haemorrhage he did experience some real issues from people who just didn’t understand because of their ignorance. People who he thought were his friends turned on him and blatantly discriminated against him. It was horrible to witness, I can’t begin to imagine how it made him feel. Look at a person with crutches or a wheelchair and the disability is obvious. But you can’t easily see a subarachnoid haemorrhage.”


“James and I dive together a great deal and understand each other and our respective limitations in a way perhaps other people don’t. We know what makes each other tick. It’s a very special bond that only  people that have been through what we have could ever really understand.”

He added: “Hopefully we will raise a good deal of money for Headway; the whole club is behind the event. And divers from across the country are supporting us.

Ali Hendley, Manager at Headway Gloucestershire, said the money raised by the underwater scubathon would be very valuable and said: “Giving brain injury survivors the chance to re-learn old skills and develop new ones is what Headway is all about.

To sponsor Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club visit:

https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/csac24

Further Details

Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club
Cheltenham SAC Website
Cheltenham SAC Facebook

Headway
Headway Twitter
Headway Website
Headway Facebook

 

Opening Times for Diving & Activities during FearFest-Evil

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

FearFest-Evil our live Halloween Horror Event will be operating on the NDAC site on selected dates during October 2017.

FearFest-EvilDuring this time Scuba Diving will start an hour earlier than usual and all activities will finish at 2:30PM to allow us time to setup for the event.

The full list of opening times are:

•  Thu 12th Oct – 8:30 – 2:30

•  Fri 13th Oct – 8:30 – 2:30

 •  Sat 14th Oct – 7:00 – 2:30

 •  Sun 15th Oct – 7:00 – 2:30

 •  Fri 20th Oct – 8:30 – 2:30

 •  Sat 21st Oct – 7:00 – 2:30

 •  Sun 22nd Oct – 7:00 – 2:30

 •  Fri 27th Oct – 8:30 – 2:30

 •  Sat 28th Oct – 7:00 – 2:30

 •  Sun 29th Oct – 7:00 – 2:30

All dates – The last bus will be 1:30pm, divers must be out of the water by 2:30pm and the site must be cleared by 3:30pm by all members of the public.

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, please visit the FearFest-Evil website »

Please note that the site will not be opening Monday to Wednesday during the October Half-Term.

Diving & Activity Times During FearFest-Evil

FREE Horror Movies at the Drive-In Cinema over September

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Free Horror Movies at Drive-In Cinema
To celebrate the launch of FearFest-Evil​ and to get you in the mood for horror, we are hosting a series of FREE horror movie screenings at our Drive-In Cinema in Chepstow.

Every Saturday during September we will be screening a classic horror movie at 9pm for free – That’s five free nights of horror!!

To book your free tickets to the Drive-In Cinema you will need a redemption code. We will be releasing these codes, along with the film names, on the FearFest-Evil social media channels.

For now, block out the September Saturday nights in your diaries, share this post with your friends and make sure you are following FearFest-Evil on our Social Media channels for the horror cinema redemption codes.

•  Facebook @FearFestEvilChepstow

•  Twitter @fearfest_evil

•  Instagram @fearfest_evil

Film Screenings

2nd Sept 17 at 9pm |Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) | Cert 18 | Code JASON3

9th Sept 17 at 9pm | Halloween H20: 20 Years Later  | Cert 18| MYERS78

16th Sept 17 at 9pm | Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 Original)  | Cert 18 | Code FREDDY

23rd Sept 17 at 9pm | The Ring (US Version)  | Cert 15

30th Sept 17 at 9pm | The Exorcism of Emily Rose  | Cert 15

The films will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema, Chepstow at 9pm on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entry limited to one car per booking.

Suunto & Finnsub at the NDAC Demonstration Weekend.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Suunto Finnsub Demonstration Weekend

On the 3rd and 4th June Suunto and FINNSUB will be heading to the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) for a demonstration weekend. 

They will have all their computers, Fly wings and Finn Lights for you to take for a dive. If you want to ask some questions, come and find them in the Suunto tent. 

We will also have the BBQ fired up!

 

Suunto Finnsub Demonstration Weekend

Half Price Diving During May/June Half Term

Monday, May 15th, 2017

February Half Term

Half Price Scuba DivingWe are going to be open for Scuba Diving throughout the School Half-Term week in May/June 2017 (29th May -2nd June).

During this time we will be offering a 50% Discount for scuba diving. No catches – just turn up, book in and scuba dive for half the normal price!

The other activities on site (The Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active and The Giant 3G Swing) as well as the Wooden Wigwams and View Cafe Bar will also be running during the half-term week. These are also be running a special half-price discount (Full details and Discount Code»).

We look forward to seeing you over the half-term week.

Offer applies Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017. Normal entry requirements for Scuba Diving apply.

NDAC Closed for Site Infrastructure Works Monday 20th – Friday 24th March 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from Monday 20th March until 1600hrs on Friday 24th March 2017.

Scuba Diving resumes at the site on Saturday 25th March 2017.

General site infrastructure works are taking place and the site will be closed for all divers and visitors; this also includes the Wire, Wigwams, all Diving and The View Cafe Bar.

The site will be back to normal opening times on Saturday 25th March 2017.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Half Price Entrance Fee for Scuba Divers March 2017

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Half Price Scuba Diving at the NDAC Chepstow this March

March Special Offer for Scuba Divers

As a big thank you for your continued support and loyalty throughout these colder months, we have decided to reduce our Scuba Diving entrance price from Thursday 2nd to Friday 31st March by a massive 50%

This means that our members will only have to pay £6.50 for a day’s unlimited diving with us and non members will have to pay just £9.00.

No catches – just turn up, book in and scuba dive for half the normal price!

We look forward to seeing you at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow during March!

Join the Event on Facebook here >

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from the NDAC.

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed for further offers and promotions throughout the year.

Normal entry requirements for Scuba Diving apply.

Please note that the site is closed for diving on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March due to site infrastructure works.Details »

 


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