Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Half Price Entrance Fee for Divers 16th-19th July 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Dive for just £5.50 at NDAC

Summer Special Offer for Scuba Divers

As a big thank you for your continued support and loyalty throughout the colder months earlier this year we have decided to reduce our entrance price from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July by a massive 50%

This means that our members will only have to pay £5.50 for a day’s unlimited diving with us and non members will have to pay just £8.00.

This special offer is open to Scuba Divers, Freedivers, open water Swimmers and Snorkelers.

We look forward to seeing you at the weekend!

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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.

The Wire Zip Slide open extra dates over the Summer

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Wire. One of the longest Zip Slides In The UK at the NDAC, Chepstow.

The Wire Zip Slide ChepstowDue to popular demand, we have opened up the Wire Zip Slide for some extra midweek days during the Summer, it is also open on the Bank Holiday Monday in August.

There are limited slots available and with the Summer holidays we are expecting to sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

The Wire is one of the UK’s longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the spectacular NDAC Quarry.

Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry.

Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour this exhilarating ride will take your breath away!

The full range of dates for July and August are below

July 2015


Saturday 04 July Saturday 01 August
Sunday 05 July Sunday 02 August
Saturday 11 July Thursday 06 AugustSummer mid-week special
Sunday 12 July Friday 07 AugustSummer mid-week special
Saturday 18 July Saturday 08 August
Sunday 19 July Sunday 09 August
Thursday 23 JulySummer mid-week special Thursday 13 AugustSummer mid-week special
Friday 24 JulySummer mid-week special Friday 14 AugustSummer mid-week special
Saturday 25 July Saturday 15 August
Sunday 26 July Sunday 16 August
Thursday 30 JulySummer mid-week special Saturday 22 August
Friday 31 JulySummer mid-week special Sunday 23 August
Book on the Wire Thursday 27 AugustSummer mid-week special
Friday 28 AugustSummer mid-week special
Saturday 29 August
Sunday 30 August
Monday 31 AugustBank Holiday Monday

You must be aged over 12 years to ride The Wire Zip Slide.

Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone) • Lower Limit is 20kg (3.15 stone)

The Wire Prices

Single Zip Slide £19.00

Have two slides on the Wire for £32.00 (only available when booked with first zip slide)

Deptherapy Navigation Challenge 13th & 14th June 2015

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Deptherapy Nav Challenge

Deotheraphy Navigation ChallengeDeptherapy, a UK registered charity that uses scuba diving to rehabilitate seriously injured service men and women, will be holding its inaugural Navigational Challenge at the NDAC this June.

The Deptherapy Nav Challenge, tests scuba divers of all qualifications and walks of life, encouraging them to participate in our navigational challenge, where divers will navigate to a series of waypoints and complete several challenges set over the course. The navigational course and challenges are designed to make divers aware of good diving practice and skills, as well as build up an awareness of the difficulties disabled divers face.

Divers can enter in teams of 6 or buddy-pairs – those that enter as a team will do the course in a relay form and each buddy pair’s time in completing the course will be added together. The aim is to complete the Nav course and its challenges in the lowest time and the team and buddy-pair with the lowest times for completing the Nav course will win prizes.

The Deptherapy Nav Challenge is a fun and exciting way to encourage divers of all qualification levels and dive agencies to pit their skills against the Deptherapy team and try to beat their time over the course. Come and join us on the 13th & 14th June 2015 from 10am – 4:30pm on both days at the NDAC, Chepstow and see if you have what it takes!

To register a team or buddy-pair for the Detherapy Nav Challenge go to:

All funds raised from the event will go towards Deptherapy continuing to help rehabilitate more injured Armed Service Personnel.

For more information on Deptherapy, please visit their website or their Facebook page

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Scuba Diving Courses for Summer 2015 at the NDAC Dive School

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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 Summer 2015.

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.

• 27 Jun 2015

• 18 Jul 2015

• 29 Aug 2015

• 19 Sep 2015

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).

• 06-07 & 13-14 Jun 15

• 27-28 Jun & 04 -05 Jul 15

• 18-19 & 25-26 Jul 15

• 08-09 & 15-16 Aug 15

• 29-30 Aug & 05-06 Sep 15

• 19-20 Sep 15 & 26 -27 Sep 15

Click here for full details & further dates >


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.

• 20-21 Jun 2015

• 11-12 Jul 2015

• 01-02 Aug 2015

• 22-23 Aug 2015

• 12-13 Sep 2015

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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.

• 18, 20-21 June 2015

• 06, 08-09 Aug 2015

Click here for full details & further dates >

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 (at NDAC)
• 19 Jun 2015

• 10 Jul 2015

• 07 Aug 2015

• 11 Sep 2015

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 25 & 26 Jun 2015

• 16 & 23 Jul 2015

• 20 & 21 Aug 2015

• 17 & 18 Sep 2015

Click here for full details, update options & further dates >

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.

• 06 – 07 Jun 2015

• 11 – 12 Jul 2015

• 26 – 27 Sep 2015

Click here for full details & further dates >

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.

• 12 – 14 Jun 2015

• 14 – 16 Aug 2015

• 11 – 13 Sep 2015

Click here for full details & further dates >

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.

• 27 Jun 2015

• 18 Jul 2015

• 29 Aug 2015

• 19 Sep 2015

Click here for full details & further dates >


Tech Diving

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

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.

• 11 Jun 2015 atCardiff Scuba

25 Jun 2015 at NDAC

• 09 Jul 2015 at Cardiff Scuba

• 30 Jul 2015 at NDAC

• 13 Aug 2015 at Cardiff Scuba

• 27 Aug 2015 at NDAC

• 20 Sep 2015 at Cardiff Scuba

• 24 Sep 2015 at NDAC

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Experience has shown that Technical Diving Courses often need to be tailored to the individual, so please get in touch to discuss suitable dates.

TDI Intro to Tech

TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox

TDI Extended Range

TDI Trimix

TDI Advanced Trimix

TDI Air Diluent Rebreather Diver

TDI Air Diluent Deco Procedures Rebreather Diver


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

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



TriDri Demonstration Day Sunday 27th July 2014

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Tri-dri Demonstration Day

Win a TriDri

A revolutionary new product to dry the inside of your drysuit is coming to the National Diving & Activity Centre on Sunday 27th July 2014.

TriDri are coming to the NDAC to demonstrate their fantastic product for the day, you’ll wonder how you survived without it!


TriDri in SuitDrysuits often get damp inside from:

• Perspiration
• Washing
• Leaks

Drying the inside, particularly the boots, can be difficult and can take up to two weeks if soaking wet. Dampness may result in discomfort, unpleasant odours and even mould growth.

Washing is great for drysuits but they take forever to dry.

The Solution is TriDri

• Simple to use
• Telescopic
• Small low voltage fan
• Powered from any USB socket

TriDri is ready to use out of the box with cable, UK Mains power supply and instructions.
Never put on a damp drysuit again!Win a TriDri

WIN a TriDri

All divers visiting the NDAC on the day will be given a raffle ticket and entered into a free draw to win a TriDri.

If you have already purchased one on the day, the price will be refunded to you!


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TriDri is available from the NDAC Dive Shop.

For more details abou this product please visit the TriDri website:


57,640 hot brews served in Chepstow’s View Cafe Bar

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

58 Thousand Cups of Tea!

It has been a very busy year at our Activity Centre’s View Cafe Bar in Chepstow.

Here are some recent catering statistics. Between 01 April 2012 – 01 April 2013:

View Cafe Bar, Chepstow  •   we served 24,900 cups of coffee

  •   9,850 cups of hot chocolate

  •   22,890 cups of tea

That’s around 57,640 hot brews had by visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre over the past 12 months!

We have been delighted by all the supportive comments and feedback and we will continue to work hard and invest in the centre to ensure that we are the most forward thinking and friendly dive and activity centre in the UK. – judging by the increased visitor numbers month on month we must be doing something right!

If you have any comments of suggestions we would love to hear from you


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