Half Term Fun! October 2021

September 23, 2021

Half Term Fun

Join us this October Half Term for fun activities at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

We will be open everyday of the school holiday for either the Atlantis Aqua Park or the Wire Zip Slide.

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Availability

October Half Term 2021

Sat 23 October

Wire Zip Slide
10:30 – 13:30

Sun 24 October

Atlantis Aqua Park
12:00 – 13:00 &
14:00 – 15:00

Mon 25 October

Wire Zip Slide
10:30 – 13:30

Tue 26 October

Atlantis Aqua Park
12:00 – 13:00 &
14:00 – 15:00

Wed 27 October

Wire Zip Slide
10:30 – 13:30

Thu 28 October

Atlantis Aqua Park
12:00 – 13:00 &
14:00 – 15:00

Fri 29 October

Wire Zip Slide
10:30 – 13:30

Sat 30 October

Atlantis Aqua Park
12:00 – 13:00 &
14:00 – 15:00

Sun 31 October

Wire Zip Slide
10:30 – 13:30

Spaces are limited and must be booked online in advance. On Monday 1st November we will be removing the Atlantis Aqua Park from the water, giving it a clean and packing it away until Easter next year, so don’t delay in booking if you want to experience the fun of the Atlantis Aqua Park.

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Splashing into Chepstow on the Atlantis Aqua Park

Splashing into our Chepstow lake is our inflatable water park attraction – Atlantis Aqua Park!

With 71 floating modules covering an area of 2650m², Atlantis Aqua Park is breathtaking in terms of size, fun and location.

What better way to spend the day than with family and friends, bouncing, hopping, jumping and diving all over our incredible floating Atlantis Aqua Park!

Further Details » | Book Atlantis Aqua Park »

Will you take on The Wire Zip Slide?

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!

New for 2021 we have two additional zip wires installed at the site, so now 4 of your family and friends can enjoy the Wire Zip Slide together!

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4 Wires on the Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

Restrictions

Atlantis Aqua Park

• Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to use Atlantis Aqua Park.

• Children 8 to 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 in a ratio of three children to one adult on Atlantis Aqua Park.

• Children 12 to 14 years must have an adult over the age of 18 in the vicinity of Atlantis Aqua Park.

• Under 15’s require a parent or guardian’s permission and signature

• There are no height restrictions, but you must fit into our buoyancy aids and wetsuits.

• Participants must be under 120kg (18.8 stone).

• Lower Limit is 30kg (4.7 stone).

• Full activity terms, conditions and restrictions »

 

The Wire Zip Slide

• Minimum age is 12 years.

• You must be between 1.2m (3ft 11”) and 2.0m (6ft 7”).

• Lower Limit is 30kg (4.7 stone)

• Maximum weight limit is 120kg (18.8 stone)

• Full activity terms, conditions and restrictions »

 

Two New Compressors for the NDAC Gas Room


New compressors in a purpose-built room at NDAC Gas Room

Some exciting news for the divers!

We have recently taken delivery and installed two brand new Bauer PE700 Compressors into a purpose-built room at the National Diving & Activity Centre gas room.

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Car Park and Road Improvements


NDAC Car Park Improvements

We’ve recently had 300 tonnes of road chippings delivered to the National Diving & Activity Centre.

These have been used to improve areas of the car park and the road down to the pontoons.

We have also re-painted the markers in the car park to help visitors park a bit more easily when visiting the National Diving & Activity Centre.

NDAC Pontoon Road  Improvements

NDAC Car Park Improvements

 

New underwater attraction at the NDAC – Warrior Tracked Vehicle WR 38KG35

September 1, 2021

New underwater attraction at NDAC Scuba Dive site

We are delighted to be working with The Royal Engineers and their dive teams. In particular the team from 29 EOD & S Group Support Unit Dive Team, based at Wimbish, who have kindly acquired a new attraction to be placed in the water at the NDAC in the form of an Armoured Warrior Tracked Vehicle.

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NDAC granted planning consent for new facilities building

August 19, 2021

NDAC Granted Planning Consent for new Facilities Building

We are excited to announce that the National Diving and Activity Centre has successfully gained a full planning consent from The Forest of Dean District Council for the erection of a three storey modular facilities building at our Tidenham site.

The consent will support NDAC’s future growth and continued investment into the business, create local employment and provides wider community support for the area as a whole.

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The Go Diving Road Show 17-19 September 2021 at NDAC

August 5, 2021

Go Diving Road Show at the NDAC Chepstow

This September Go Diving will be coming to the National Diving & Activity Centre for a brand new outdoor experience – The Go Diving Road Show!

17th – 19th September 2021

Individual divers, buddy pairs and clubs are invited to what promises to be the ultimate dive festival in 2021!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • GEAR SHOWCASES • TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS
INDUSTRY LEADING EXHIBITORS • UNDERWATER
PHOTOGRAPHY + LOTS OF DIVING!

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NDAC Free Diver Membership extension ends 01 September 2021

August 4, 2021

NDAC Membership CardFrom the 1st September 2021 we will no longer be providing membership discounts.

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Wild Boar Olympic Triathlon & 70.3 at the NDAC Sun 20th June 2021

June 4, 2021

Trimax Events will be holding The Wild Boar Olympic Triathlon & 70.3 at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Trimax Events will be holding The Wild Boar Olympic Triathlon & 70.3 at the National Diving & Activity Centre on Sunday 20th June 2021.

Please note: Access to the water for divers that day will be from 9am

Around a hundred athletes will start The Wild Boar 70.3 with a 1900m swim followed by 90km 2 lap bike leg around the Forest of Dean and then finish with a 13.1 mile run which will take the runners through the newly opened Tidenham tunnel on the Wye Valley Greenway.

The cut off for the swim is 9.20am and all swimmers must be clear of the water at this time. The first runners are likely to be on the Wye Valley Greenway trail by 10am for the Olympic distance athletes and 11.30am for the 70.3 athletes.

The event will be finished by 4pm.

Full event details and entry can be found on the Trimax website trimaxevents.com

 

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

March 30, 2021

Easter Egg Hunt at the NDAC Chepstow

The Easter Scuba Bunny has been busy hiding eggs under the water at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

If you’re diving with us over the Easter weekend and lucky enough to hunt down one of the Easter Eggs, bring it to the gas room and one of the NDAC team will exchange it for a chocolate Easter Egg.

 

6 Month Post-Lockdown reopening plan for NDAC

March 24, 2021

NDAC Reopen from April

Update June 2021

The Atlantis Aqua Park is now open for bookings on selected dates.

We’re not currently selling Gift Vouchers for the Atlantis Aqua Park.

 

Following a review of the government guidance and consideration of how we can implement it throughout the National Diving & Activity Centre, we are excited to release our 6-month plan for reopening. 

Easter Weekend Scuba Diving

We’re pleased to announce that we will now be able to open for limited Scuba Diving over the Easter holiday weekends (3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th April 2021). 

We’ve established that providing we work to our Covid procedures, keep the Wigwams and changing rooms closed, and only provide takeaway food/drink, we will be able to open as originally planned. 

We apologise for the changing dates and appreciate the frustration some have experienced as we react to the developing government advice. With the easing of lockdown restrictions and the release of our 6-month dates, we hope divers will be able to make firmer plans to visit.

Anyone who has booked scuba diving on Friday the 2nd or Monday 5th April is welcome to contact us to change their booking dates to the 3rd/4th or 10th/11th April. Alternatively, we can provide a 6-month voucher or a full refund.

Scuba diving bookings previously made for the 3rd & 4th April are still valid.

We have also released the dates we plan to open for Scuba Diving over the next six months. Anyone who had a previous Scuba Diving booking cancelled due to Covid will be offered a 6-month voucher to rebook. 

We will be responding to customer emails in the next coming weeks to put all arrangements in place.

Activities

We are pleased to confirm that the Wire Zip Slide will be reopening in July and August. Our other activities (Giant 3G Swing, Atlantis Aqua Park and Cinema) will not be reopening for the remainder of 2021.

Anyone who has a Wire Zip Slide booking/voucher from November 2019 that has expired due to Covid19 will have their voucher automatically extended to use in July/August this year. Please use your existing voucher to make the booking.

For those with Giant 3G Swing, Atlantis Aqua Park and Cinema vouchers, you will be contacted in the next few weeks to offer a full refund or a Wire Zip Slide voucher as an alternative replacement.

Wigwam Accommodation

We are pleased to confirm that we are providing Wigwam accommodation on selected dates between 24th April and the end of August 2021. 

Anyone who has a Wigwam booking/voucher that has expired due to Covid19 will have their voucher automatically extended to redeem and use by the end of August. Please use your existing voucher to make the booking.

All extended activity and accommodation vouchers must be redeemed and used by 31st August 2021. After this date the voucher will expire and will be invalid. No alternatives, further renewals, refunds or other form of compensation will be made.

Opening Dates

For our opening plan for the next 6 months and beyond, please visit our Opening Times Page. All dates are dependent on government/Covid restrictions allowing us to open.

 

 

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