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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.

Scuba Diving Courses for Autumn and Winter 2014 at the NDAC Dive School

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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 for Autumn/ Winter 2014.

Start Diving

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience

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.

• 04 Oct 2014

25 Oct 2014 (Fully Booked)

• 15 Nov 2014

• 06 Dec 2014

Click here for full details & further dates >

PADI Open Water Diver

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).

20-21 & 27-28 Sep 14 (Fully Booked)

11-12 Oct 14 & 18-19 Oct 14 (Fully Booked)

• 01-02 & 08-09 Nov 2014

• 22-23 & 29-30 Nov 2014

• 13-14 & 20-21 Dec 2014

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Keep Diving

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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.

03 Oct (Evening Theory), 04-05 Oct 2014 Open Water Dives (Fully Booked)

• 24 Oct (Evening Theory), 25-26 Oct 2014 Open Water Dives

• 14 Nov (Evening Theory), 15-16 Nov 2014 Open Water Dives

• 05 Dec (Evening Theory), 06-07 Dec 2014 Open Water Dives

• 26 Dec (Evening Theory), 27-28 Dec 2014 Open Water Dives

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

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.

• 06, 08-09 Dec 2014

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Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), AED Use & Secondary Care

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
09 & 16 Oct 2014 (Fully Booked)

• 11 Dec & 18 Dec 2014

Update Course
• 28 Aug 2014

• 20 Nov 2014

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PADI Deep Diver Speciality

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.

• 20 – 21 Sep 2014

• 11 – 12 Oct 2014

• 22 – 23 Nov 2014

• 20 – 21 Dec 2014

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PADI Wreck Diver Speciality

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.

• 31 Oct – 02 Nov 2014

• 12 – 14 Dec 2014

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PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality

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.

• 04 – 05 Oct 2014

25 – 26 Oct 2014 (Fully Booked)

• 15 – 16 Nov 2014

• 06 – 07 Dec 2014

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Tech Diving

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

• 25 Sep 2014 (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 02 Oct 2014 (at NDAC)

• 23 Oct 2014 (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 13 Nov 2014 (at NDAC)

• 27 Nov 2014 (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 11 Dec 2014 (at NDAC)

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TDI Intro to Tech

The objective of this course is to familiarise students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context.

• 04 – 05 Oct 2014

• 01 – 02 Nov 2014

• 13 – 14 Dec 2014

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TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)

The TDI Rebreather Discovery course is pool based and designed to give prospective students an introduction to diving a TDI approved rebreather in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of an active TDI Rebreather Instructor.

Discover the wonder of the truly silent underwater world!

• 04 Oct 2014

• 25 Oct 2014

• 15 Nov 2104

• 06 Dec 2014

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TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45m.

• 10-12 Oct 2014

• 07-09 Nov 2014

• 19-21 Dec 2014

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TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures for planned stage decompression diving utilizing Helium in the breathing mixture. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are presented.

• 10-12 Oct 2014

• 07-09 Nov 2014

• 19-21 Dec 2014

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TDI Extended Range

This course will provide the training and experience required to competently utilize air for dives up to 55 metres that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression.

• 19-21 Sep 2014

• 14-16 Nov 2014

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TDI Trimix

This four day course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 60m.

• 18-21 Sep 2014

• 13-16 Nov 2014

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TDI Advanced Trimix

The TDI Advanced Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox or oxygen (O2) mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 100 metres.

• 18-21 Sep 2014

• 13-16 Nov 2014

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TDI Air Diluent Rebreather Diver

This is the entry level certification course for divers wishing to utilize a Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) for air diving. The objective of the course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for diving a CCR and to develop basic CCR diving skills to a maximum depth of 30 metres , using air as a diluent.

• 24-28 Sep 2014

• 15-19 Oct 2014

• 26-30 Nov 2014

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TDI Air Diluent Deco Procedures Rebreather Diver

This is the certification course for divers wishing to utilize a Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) for air diving. The objective of the course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for diving a CCR and to develop basic CCR diving skills to a maximum depth of 45 metres / 100 feet, using air as a diluent for formal decompression diving.

• 24-28 Sep 2014

• 15-19 Oct 2014

• 26-30 Nov 2014

Click here for full details & further dates >

For further dates please visit the Dive School section of the website.

If you have any questions please Contact the NDAC Dive School.

 

 

Cherry Rebels to play FREE concert at View Cafe Bar, Chepstow – Sat 16 August 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Cherry Rebels Free Gig at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

UK Bungee ClubOn Saturday 16th August 2014, we have alternative rock covers band Cherry Rebels playing a FREE concert at Chepstow’s View Cafe Bar as part of the UK Bungee Club Weekend.

There will also be a BBQ!

Cherry Rebels are a four piece Alt Rock cover band based in the Rhondda Valleys. They play a wide variety from rock classics and new smash hits!

Their aim is to please the crowd and get
everyone up singing and dancing by bringing you a versatile
set ranging from ACDC, Rolling Stones, Beatles to
Foo Fighters, the Strokes and Kings of Leon, plus many more.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome, you can join the event on Facebook here.

Hot food is available from the View Cafe Bar until 9pm.

Some of the bands Cherry Rebels cover:

Cherry Rebels    •   Foo Fighters
    •   Stereophonics
    •   The Beatles
    •   Black keys
    •   Rolling stones
    •   Kings Of Leon
    •   Blur
    •   Pulp
    •   ACDC
    •   The Strokes
    •   Thin Lizzy
    •   Jet
    •   T Rex
    •   Black Sabbath
    •   Kaiser Chiefs
    •   Billy Idol
    •   David Bowie
    •   Metallica
    •   Steppenwolfe

Plus many more……..

Watch the Cherry Rebels in action

Location

The View Cafe Bar can be found on the A48, just outside Chepstow at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Location of View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Detailed map and directions to View Cafe Bar>

We look forward to seeing you

NDAC Open as Normal 31st August, 4th September & 5th September

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will now be open as normal Sunday 31st August, Thursday 4th September and Friday 5th September.

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from 8pm Sunday 31st August until 1pm Friday 5th September 2014.

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 at 1pm on Friday 5th September 2014.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wye Valley Shared Use Path Petition

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Transition Chepstow - Wye Valley Shared Use Path Petition

Transition ChepstowThis is a guest article written by Nik Peregrine and Jennifer Goslin from Transition Chepstow

Nik Peregrine and Jennifer Goslin from Transition Chepstow with other volunteers were assisting  Jayne Worrin with Pembroke Primary Bike Club where children from an early age learn cycling and bike maintenance when it became obvious that they had nowhere to practice these skills in a safe stimulating environment.

Despite attending many MCC initiated groups to mitigate climate change and encourage sustainability it seemed that integrative transport policy in Chepstow was lagging behind in the 19th century and needed to be brought up to date level with the rest of the UK and Europe. Chepstow faces physical and political challenges; lying between two estuaries and as the  border town of England and Wales.

Bristol is only across the Severn Bridge and is declared cycling capital of the UK. The Two Tunnels Shared Path  has recently opened through Bath, and others are being restored and created on the Gwent Levels, in Newport and the Valleys.

Over the last 7 years we have created a Transport Map illustrating traffic free paths in Chepstow, and have been eagerly awaiting confirmation of the Planning Application for the Wye Valley Shared Use Path that would re-open a stretch of railway line from Chepstow to Monmouth. There was lottery funding available to build it. Sustrans worked hard with submitting detailed schemes, but to no avail.

Wye Valley Shared Use Path Petition

This petition was created on 2nd May 2014 as a reaction to this stagnant state. We started tweeting and sending it out on Facebook, 200 signatures a day came in, and when the Press asked to do a photo shoot we thought of the National Diving and Activity Centre as a perfect venue as the path runs behind it from Sedbury Lane.

We contacted the NDAC Director Darren Bryce who had been involved with the previous application for 9 years, arranging a meeting where it evolved  that he considered buying the section of the line running from Sedbury to Netherhope Lane from Network Rail and is in the process of revoking the lease Sustrans has with this company.

Nik, Jennifer and Jayne plan to re-submit the application to Forest of Dean District Council with the assistance of local skilled people and the TIdenham and Sedbury Scout and Cubs have offered to clear the overgrowth as part of the project. 

Access to the NDAC will be greatly improved and safe access across the A48 created as a result of the re-opening of this path. That is only in the short term,the advantages long term of the completion of the whole route are a thousand fold for the whole of the UK population not least as this would make a fabulous Gateway to Wales.

The petition already has more than 1750 names and will run until we have enough signatures to persuade the Welsh Assembly and Monmouthshire County Council that this vital resource is long overdue with the eventual objective of forming a continuous route from Caldicot through to the Severn Bridge, along the Wales Coastal Path to connect with the disused Railway Line.

The Transport Group has created a WEB WHEEL PORTAL for anything and everything cycling in South East Wales,Wye and Severn Valleys. Wye Cycle will be launching on June 28 2014 ready for the Road Race Championships coming through Chepstow. 

It is sponsored by Bristol Cyclists Touring Club, the Community Fund for Wales and Transition Chepstow and will be an important information resource for the public, advertising on this site will generate funds to support local transport projects.

Wye Valley Shared Use Path Petition

Nik and Jennifer
Transition Chepstow 
Transport Coordinators

Further Links

Wye Cycle

Chepstow Transport Vision

Transition Chepstow

 

NDAC Closed Thursday 12 June and morning of Friday 13 June 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities on Thursday 12th June and the morning of Friday 13th June 2014.

Site maintenance 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 at 1pm on Friday 13th June 2014.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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