Posts Tagged ‘underwater’

GUE Experience Day Saturday 29 October 2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

GUE Experience Day

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

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GUE Experience Day

Caroline – New Diving Attraction at the NDAC Chepstow

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Caroline - New Diving Attraction at the NDAC Chepstow

Preparing the new underwater diving attractionOver 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.





Sam Amps, Saltfree & NDAC Feature on BBC 2 Science Show

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Sam Amps Saltfree and NDAC feature on BBC 2 Science show


"100 trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. A BBC Science series, produced in partnership with The Open University, exploring the making of you."

On Monday 28th September you may have seen the National Diving & Activity Centre feature on BBC 2 Science show ‘Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You‘.

As part of the show Sam Amps from Saltfree teaches the presenter Dr Michael Mosley how to Freedive at Chepstow’s inland dive site.

The whole show is fascinating and well worth watching and you can catch it on the IPlayer. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, the freediving section starts at around 46 minutes in

Saltfree FreedivingSaltFree Divers offer freediving courses, training, coaching and competitions at all levels at The National Diving and Activity Centre, a beautiful flooded quarry in Chepstow, near Bristol.

Their purpose-built freediving platform is the deepest of its kind in the UK, possibly in the world, fully equipped for safety and comfort.

Whether you want to learn to dive deeper, hold your breath longer or perfect your underwater swimming technique, SaltFree is the perfect location for Constant Weight and Free Immersion breath hold dive training.

Find out more about Saltfree and book on their courses via their website at


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