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Scuba Santas 2014 – Registration is now open

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Scuba Santa at the National Diving and Activity Centre Chepstow

Sunday 14th December 2014, at the
National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC), Chepstow

Scuba Santas will be entering its 8th year in 2014 and continues going from strength to strength. Often quoted as the "best dive of the year", the event has raised thousands of pounds the RNLI and DDRC Healthcare whilst breaking its own world record several times over in the process.

Registration for the 2014 Scuba Santas event is now open >

Raising Money for the RNLI & DDRC HealthcareEach year, around Christmas time, we dress up in Santa costumes and go diving for fun and to raise money for charity. The money that we raise is shared between two great charities who provide a lot of support to divers – the RNLI and DDRC Healthcare (previously called the Diving Diseases Research Centre).

For the past few years the event has been held at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) near Chepstow, providing an easily accessible location for divers to get together for some festive diving fun!

'Scuba Santas' was founded by a group from Yorkshire Divers and was organised for many years by Lloyd Watkin. From 2013 DDRC Healthcare, the diver health charity which answers all calls to the National Diver Accident Helpline, came on board to support Lloyd as 'Scuba Santas Little Helpers!'.

JOIN US this year for the 8th Annual Scuba Santas event on SUNDAY 14th DECEMBER 2014 at the NDAC. Registration is now open for the 2014 event.

This year Scuba Santas are aiming to attract between 100 and 200 Scuba Santas, and to raise well over £2,000 for our two charities.

In 2009 we set the World Record for 'Most Scuba Diving Santas' with 158 fabulous Scuba Santas. Last year Vobster Santas had 175, so the gauntlet has been laid down… are you up for the challenge this year?

Over £20,000 raised for Charity so far…

In 2007 we raised a few hundred pounds for the RNLI with 8 participating Santas, a Viking, a snowman, and a fairy! By the 2012 event we passed the amazing milestone of £20,000 and we have motivated people to start similar events all over the world since.

Not only is this a great advert for British scuba diving, it provides much needed funds for two great charities, and despite the chilly temperatures helps to get some grumpy people smiling and feeling festive!

Scuba Santas have some fantastic sponsors every year who donate some amazing prizes for our prize draw, helping to raise more money for our chosen charities. We also raise money through sponsorship of the event and sponsorship for individual Scuba Santa participants. Please support us and give generously! 50% of money donated goes to the RNLI and 50% to DDRC Healthcare.

If you want to join this fantastic event, sponsor Scuba Santa, donate a prize or just wish the Scuba Santas well, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Scuba Santas or follow them on their various social media sites. HO HO HO!!!

All details can be found on the Scuba Santas Website

Register for Scuba Santa

Downloads

Scuba Santas Sponsor Form

Scuba Santas Flyer/Poster

Further Information

Scuba Santas can be found all over the internet, so if you'd like to find out more information please check us out via one of the following methods:

The Scuba Santas website
Scuba Santas Contact Page
Scuba Santas Facebook page
Twitter feed @ScubaSantas
Location of Scuba Santas
Frequently asked questions

Accommodation

Why not book a Wooden Wigwam, make a full weekend of it and go glamping in style. The wigwams are likely to get booked up quickly with this busy weekend, so book your wigwam early to avoid disappointment.

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Night Dives for Winter 2014 – 2015

Monday, October 20th, 2014

NDAC Night Dives

With Winter not too far away and the nights drawing in, the popular NDAC Night Dive dates are now available below for Winter 2014/2015.

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 for the Winter season, why not put these in your diary now!

Wigwam Camping ChepstowWe have accomodation available at the Wooden Wigwam Village including our new Deluxe Wigwams, to help you go glamping in style and make a weekend of it at the NDAC.

Hot meals are also available at the View Cafe Bar

To keep up to date with what is happening at the National Diving and Activity Centre follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for news items direct to your inbox here>

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!

 

Date

Time

Saturday
25th October 2014
Also…

Halloween Spooky Night Dive
Fourth Element Treasure Hunt
Halloween Disco & BBQ

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6:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday
8th November 2014

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
15th November 2014

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
6th December 2014

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
17th January 2015

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
21st February 2015

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
28th February 2015

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
14th March 2015

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday
21st March 2015

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6:00 – 9:00pm

Prices

NDAC Members night dive £11.00

Non Members night dive £16.00

Non Divers Free entry

Spooky Halloween Night Dive & Fourth Element Treasure Hunt – 25th October 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Halloween Night Dive

Fourth Element Treasure HuntDust down those broomsticks and pack up your cauldrons, The National Diving and Activity Centre invite you to a Halloween night full of spooky fun!

Divers will need their night vision skills to try to find the spooky pumpkin lanterns located in the water, but only one of these lanterns will hold the Halloween prize.

The diver in our favourite fancy dress costume will receive a prize.

The evening’s entertainment will start at 6.00pm and diving will finish at 8:30pm. But it doesn’t end there! Following the Night Dive will be a Ghostly BBQ and Halloween Disco in the View Cafe Bar. Costumes are optional, but we have further prizes for the best fancy dress.

As part of the evening’s entertainment you will also be able to take part in the Fourth Element Treasure Hunt where there will be the chance to win some fantastic Fourth Element goodies.

Full details of the Fourth Element Treasure Hunt are here >

To book onto the Halloween Night Dive please phone 01291 630 046 or email the centre via our online form >

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Prices

NDAC Members night dive £11.00

Non Members night dive £16.00

Non Divers Free entry

Accommodation

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.

Hot meals and post dive drinks are also available at the View Cafe Bar

Halloween Night Dive at NDAC

 

Halloween Disco and BBQ at View Cafe Bar Chepstow – 25 October 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Halloween BBQ and Disco

Join us at the View Cafe Bar for a night full of spooky Halloween fun!

On Saturday 25th October we are holding a Ghostly BBQ and
Halloween Disco
in the View Cafe Bar at the NDAC, Chepstow.

Fancy dress is optional, but we’ve prizes for the best Costumes!

The party starts at 7pm and is open to everyone.

For the divers we are also holding a Fourth Element Treasure Hunt and Spooky Night Dive

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Accommodation

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.

Halloween Night Dive at NDAC

Fourth Element Treasure Hunt – Saturday 25th October 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Fourth Element Treasure Hunt

On Saturday the 25th October we will be running a Fourth Element Treasure Hunt throughout the normal day’s diving and during our Halloween Night Dive.Fourth Element Treasure Hunt

Coloured and Silver coins will be hidden underwater in our diving quarry, all you need to do is find one!

CoinThe coins can be exchanged for fantastic Fourth Element prizes.

Find a Silver Coin and you Win a Xerotherm hat

Find the Coloured Coin and you win a Fourth Element Goodie Bag with a Drypack, Changing Mat, Water Bottle, Xerotherm Beanie and Sub30.

On the same day we are also having our Spooky Night Dive and Halloween BBQ & Disco.

Good luck finding the booty!

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Price

This event is free for divers who have paid for a normal day dive, or are taking part in the night dive.

Coin

Accommodation

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.

Hot meals and post dive drinks are also available at the View Cafe Bar

 

Cocktail and Karaoke Night, View Cafe Bar – 20 September 2014

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

View Cafe Bar Event - Sat 20 September 2014

On Saturday 20th September 2014 we will be holding a Cocktail and Karaoke night at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow.

From 7pm until midnight you can sing, dance and party!

Our licenced bar will be serving a wide selection of cocktails, so whether your taste is for a Margarita or Mojito, there will be something for you to enjoy.

Tickets for this fun event are only £5.00 and include a Hot Buffet Dinner from our restaurant.

The tickets are available now from Nikki at the View Cafe Bar, or you can order your ticket by calling the View on 01291 630 850 (Thursday – Sunday) or via the View’s contact form

Based at the National Diving and Activity Centre, Tidenham, the View Cafe Bar has breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry.

If you would like to make a weekend of it, glamping accommodation is available at the Wooden Wigwam Village >

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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.

Apeks
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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Red Bull publish POV Freedive Video from NDAC Quarry

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Daan Verhoeven Freedive Video

Red Bull have published Daan Verhoeven‘s fan video of Tim Money freediving the BAE 146 Plane at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).

In this amazing video, Saltfree freedivers Daan and Tim show what it’s like to explore the plane with just a single breath of air.




The BAE 146 Airplane is 68 foot long, 30 foot high and sits around 30 metres deep in the waters of Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

Find out more about Freediving at the NDAC on the SaltFree Divers page>

NDAC Closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd October 2014

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities on Thursday 2nd October and Friday 3rd October 2014.

The site has a private booking for a filming project that is taking place and 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 at 7am on Saturday 4th October 2014.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Children’s Fun Weekend 7th-10th August 2014

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

This week we have lots of fun activities for Children at the NDAC.

From Thursday 7th August until Sunday 10th August there will be a Bouncy Castle at the NDAC.

For the Mums and Dads the View Cafe Bar has a wide range of food and drink available as well as spectacular views over our site.

The bouncy castle will be available all day until Sunday.

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If you’re looking for something to keep the little ones occupied during the Summer Holidays why not pop down. For older children and adults why not check out the Wire Zip Slide, Water Walkers or Segway Active.


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