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6 Month Post-Lockdown reopening plan for NDAC

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

NDAC Reopen from April

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

Please see below our plan for opening over the next 6 months. All dates are dependent on government/Covid restrictions allowing us to open.

Date

Scuba Diving

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Food & Drink

Wigwams

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The Wire Zip Slide

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April 2021

Fri

2 Apr 21

Sat

3 Apr 21

Open
(Changing Rooms Closed)

Open
(Takeaway to be eaten in cars)

Sun

4 Apr 21

Open
(Changing Rooms Closed)

Open
(Takeaway to be eaten in cars)

Mon

5 Apr 21

Tue

6 Apr 21

Wed

7 Apr 21

Thu

8 Apr 21

Fri

9 Apr 21

Sat

10 Apr 21

Open
(Changing Rooms Closed)

Open
(Takeaway to be eaten in cars)

Sun

11 Apr 21

Open
(Changing Rooms Closed)

Open
(Takeaway to be eaten in cars)

Mon

12 Apr 21

Tue

13 Apr 21

Wed

14 Apr 21

Thu

15 Apr 21

Fri

16 Apr 21

Sat

17 Apr 21

Open
(Changing Rooms Closed)

Open
(Takeaway to be eaten in cars)

Sun

18 Apr 21

Open
(Changing Rooms Closed)

Open
(Takeaway to be eaten in cars)

Mon

19 Apr 21

Tue

20 Apr 21

Wed

21 Apr 21

Thu

22 Apr 21

Fri

23 Apr 21

Sat

24 Apr 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open (Deluxe/VIP)

Sun

25 Apr 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open (Deluxe/VIP)

Mon

26 Apr 21

Tue

27 Apr 21

Wed

28 Apr 21

Thu

29 Apr 21

Fri

30 Apr 21

May 2021

Sat

1 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open (Deluxe/VIP)

Sun

2 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open (Deluxe/VIP)

Mon

3 May 21

Tue

4 May 21

Wed

5 May 21

Thu

6 May 21

Fri

7 May 21

Sat

8 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Sun

9 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

10 May 21

Tue

11 May 21

Wed

12 May 21

Thu

13 May 21

Fri

14 May 21

Sat

15 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Sun

16 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

17 May 21

Tue

18 May 21

Wed

19 May 21

Thu

20 May 21

Fri

21 May 21

Open

Sat

22 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

23 May 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

24 May 21

Tue

25 May 21

Wed

26 May 21

Thu

27 May 21

Fri

28 May 21

Sat

29 May 21

Open

Sun

30 May 21

Open

Mon

31 May 21

June 2021

Tue

1 Jun 21

Wed

2 Jun 21

Thu

3 Jun 21

Fri

4 Jun 21

Open

Sat

5 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

6 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

7 Jun 21

Tue

8 Jun 21

Wed

9 Jun 21

Thu

10 Jun 21

Fri

11 Jun 21

Open

Sat

12 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

13 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

14 Jun 21

Tue

15 Jun 21

Wed

16 Jun 21

Thu

17 Jun 21

Fri

18 Jun 21

Sat

19 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Sun

20 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

21 Jun 21

Tue

22 Jun 21

Wed

23 Jun 21

Thu

24 Jun 21

Fri

25 Jun 21

Open

Sat

26 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

27 Jun 21

Open

Open (Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

28 Jun 21

Tue

29 Jun 21

Wed

30 Jun 21

July 2021

Thu

1 Jul 21

Fri

2 Jul 21

Open

Sat

3 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

4 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

5 Jul 21

Tue

6 Jul 21

Wed

7 Jul 21

Thu

8 Jul 21

Fri

9 Jul 21

Open

Sat

10 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

11 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

12 Jul 21

Tue

13 Jul 21

Wed

14 Jul 21

Thu

15 Jul 21

Fri

16 Jul 21

Open

Sat

17 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

18 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Mon

19 Jul 21

Tue

20 Jul 21

Wed

21 Jul 21

Thu

22 Jul 21

Fri

23 Jul 21

Open

Sat

24 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

25 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

26 Jul 21

Open

Open

Tue

27 Jul 21

Open

Wed

28 Jul 21

Thu

29 Jul 21

Fri

30 Jul 21

Open

Sat

31 Jul 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

August 2021

Sun

1 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

2 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Tue

3 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Wed

4 Aug 21

Open

Thu

5 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Fri

6 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Sat

7 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

8 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

9 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Tue

10 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Wed

11 Aug 21

Open

Thu

12 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Fri

13 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Sat

14 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

15 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

16 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Tue

17 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Wed

18 Aug 21

Open

Thu

19 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Fri

20 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Sat

21 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

22 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

23 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Tue

24 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Wed

25 Aug 21

Open

Thu

26 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Fri

27 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Sat

28 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Sun

29 Aug 21

Open

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Mon

30 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

Tue

31 Aug 21

Open
(Outdoor BBQ)

Open

Open

September 2021

Wed

1 Sep 21

Thu

2 Sep 21

Fri

3 Sep 21

Sat

4 Sep 21

Open

Sun

5 Sep 21

Open

Mon

6 Sep 21

Tue

7 Sep 21

Wed

8 Sep 21

Thu

9 Sep 21

Fri

10 Sep 21

Open

Sat

11 Sep 21

Open

Open

Sun

12 Sep 21

Open

Open

Mon

13 Sep 21

Tue

14 Sep 21

Wed

15 Sep 21

Thu

16 Sep 21

Fri

17 Sep 21

Sat

18 Sep 21

Open

Sun

19 Sep 21

Open

Mon

20 Sep 21

Tue

21 Sep 21

Wed

22 Sep 21

Thu

23 Sep 21

Fri

24 Sep 21

Open

Sat

25 Sep 21

Open

Open

Sun

26 Sep 21

Open

Open

Mon

27 Sep 21

Tue

28 Sep 21

Wed

29 Sep 21

 

NDAC Closed until Easter Weekend

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Coronavirus

Header image credit: kjpargeter – freepik
Last updated 24th March 2021

NDAC Will now open for Scuba Diving over Easter Weekend.

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

Full details of Easter Scuba Diving »

With the country moving into lockdown restrictions, the increasing pressures on the NHS, and the Government’s advice to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel, we have decided to close the National Diving & Activity Centre for all activities during January, February and March 2021.

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Christmas Gift Vouchers for Activities & Accommodation

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Christmas Gift Vouchers are available now from Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

Give your friends or family members a unique gift this Christmas with an adventurous experience at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

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National Diving & Activity Centre to remain closed for 2020 season

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

NDAC To Remain Closed for 2020 Season following Covid19 Lockdown

Update August 2020

We’re pleased to announce that we will be reopening for Scuba Diving from Saturday 31st October.

Initially the centre will be open for Scuba Diving Only and will only be allowing visitors who have pre-booked their Scuba diving.

Full Details ›

Book your dive here ›

It’s been a difficult and very worrying year for everyone. COVID 19 has taken more lives and businesses than it should, but thanks to the Government, banks and services, we have managed to remain stable.

As we approach coming out of lockdown and some businesses reopening, we have considered our business reopening. However, we have decided to not open the National Diving & Activity Centre to the general public this year.

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Coronavirus

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus. Image credit kjpargeter - freepik

Header image credit: kjpargeter – freepik

Last updated 5th July 2020

Sadly we will not be reopening the National Diving & Activity Centre to the general public during the rest of 2020.

Any purchased vouchers, or memberships will automatically be extended to the 2021 season when we will look forward to welcoming you all back.

FearFest-Evil will not be held this year, automatic refunds will be made to your PayPal accounts.

We thank you for all your support, and dedication over the years and look forward to welcoming you back next season to the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Darren & Kaye

Full details »


Last updated 26th March 2020

Owing to the global coronavirus pandemic and based on the information available to us from the UK Government we believe that the significant risk that is posed to our staff, customers and the local community to which we serve requires us to take decisive action now.

We are a local business that operates predominately outdoors, which by nature is less risk than any other indoor facility.

However, we are mindful, that continuing to operate during this global crisis is not in the best interests of our customers and team at NDAC or to members of the public. It is therefore with a heavy heart we have decided to fully close operations to the public from 22nd March 2020 until further notice.

We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us over the years and we look forward to serving you again.  We would also like to thank all our staff and dedicated work force for their commitment and understanding during these really difficult times, and would like to thank all the UK Government services for everything they are doing for our country.  

Darren & Kaye

We will keep our Facebook page and website up-to-date with the latest information. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

 

Scuba Diving Equipment Servicing

The National Diving & Activity Centre is currently closed for all equipment servicing.

All booked-in scuba equipment servicing will be completed when the current restrictions are lifted.

We will keep customers informed via our website and social media as further information is released.

We would like to say a huge thank you for your continued custom and understanding during these difficult times for our country. We look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

If you have any servicing enquiries, please contact us via email on . We are working from home, but will advise the best we can.

Keep safe and look after each other.

Ashley & Nat

 

Refunds information 

What happens to my booking/gift voucher?

We are confident that this crisis, although hugely challenging and difficult to bear for us all, is short term and we remain confident and hopeful that we will commence our outdoor activities and operations to you all again when it is safe to do so and in line with UK Government advice.

We will not be issuing refunds, but please rest assured, you remain very important to us and your booking with us continues to be valid and will merely be postponed until operations are resumed.

We look forward to welcoming you in the near future and to providing you with an extraordinary experience to remember please stay safe!

 

Useful external links

NHS Coronavirus »

UK Government response »

Public Health England »

 

Seasonal Job Vacancies at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Seasonal Job Vacancies at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

With our busiest season fast approaching, we have a wide range of seasonal job vacancies at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

These job positions are all on a seasonal temporary contract running from March until September/October (depending on how busy the late season is).

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, please email an up to date CV to in the first instance. Please include the names of two references, one being your current or last employer.

Potential candidates will be invited to attend an interview and references will be required.

Current Vacancies

Supervisor required

Supervisor required for View Cafe Bar.

Responsible for the day-to-day opening, closing, and smooth and effective running of the View Cafe Bar and kitchen.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »

Date Added 22/02/20


Cleaning Staff Required

General Assistant – Seasonal Cleaning Staff

Seasonal Cleaners required for general centre cleaning, and house keeping duties for the onsite wigwam accommodation toilets, showers and laundry. Experience in cleaning is essential although in house training will be given. It would be an advantage to have a full driving licence and be physically fit and this can be a physically demanding role. The core days would be weekends and bank holidays 8-5pm although shifts would be required weekdays depending on bookings and demand.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »

Date Added 22/02/20


View Cafe Bar Seasonal Staff

Seasonal General Assistants – View Cafe Bar

Seasonal General Assistants required to work at the View Cafe Bar, onsite at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

You would be required to work behind the bar, and as such will need to be 18 yrs or over, to work on the food servery and in the kitchen and during events. Core days of work would be Thur – Sun and bank holidays. With some mid week shifts being a combination of day and evening shifts. Experience of working with food and beverage would be an advantage as would having a food hygiene, although training will be given.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


Cleaning Staff Required

Seasonal General Assistants – NDAC Site

Seasonal General Assistants required to work in a variety of areas at the National Diving and Activity centre.

General Assistants for the National Diving & Activity Centre are required to assist with driving scuba divers to and from the water, assisting in the shop and general centre duties. Core days would be Fri, Sat and Sun, bank holidays and school holidays. A full clean driving licence is essential.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


Outdoor Activity Instructors

Seasonal Outdoor Activity Instructors – Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing

Seasonal outdoor activity instructors required for the National Diving & Activity Centre to work on The Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing.

You will need to be a qualified ropes course instructor to ERCA standards.

The Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing are open all year but we are seasonal and peak season is very busy. You will be required to work every weekend, bank holiday, and all term times which include weekdays and weekends.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


Outdoor Activity Instructors

Seasonal Outdoor Activity Instructors – Atlantis Aqua Park

Seasonal water assault course instructors are required for the Atlantis Aqua Park at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre. You will need to be a qualified water instructor with first aid.

The Atlantis Aqua Park runs from April until the end of September and is open every weekend, bank holiday, and term times including weekdays and weekends on a rota basis.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »


NDAC Gas Room & Shop Assistant

Gas Room & Shop Assistant

Our scuba divers think their air supply is pretty important, so
do we and we hope you do too!

If you know your Trimix from your Nitrox and you want to be part
of a customer focussed team then we want to hear from you.

We are currently looking for a shop and gas blending
assistant to join us at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Full details »

Apply via Facebook »

 

The Wire Zip Slide Closed Weekend of 29th February & 1st March 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Wire Zip Slide

Due to predicted weather conditions at the National Diving and Activity Centre, we have taken the decision to close the Wire Zip Slide on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March 2020.

Anyone with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half Price Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing during February half term week at the NDAC Chepstow

Monday, January 13th, 2020

50% Discount on Segway, Zip Slide and 3G Swing Chepstow

50% Discount on Activities During Half-Term at the NDAC Chepstow

This February Half-Term we have some fantastic discounts on activities at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

For the midweek dates of the February School Half Term we are offering a 50% discount on The Wire Zip Slide and The Giant 3G Swing. This special offer runs from Monday 17th February until Friday 21st February 2020 (Excludes weekends, attractions open selected dates).

To take advantage of these offers please use the discount code HALFTERMFUN when booking online.

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National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

NDAC awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Because we’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years, we’re also pleased to announce that The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

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Groundworks complete for new Wire Zip Lines

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Wire Zip SlideGroundworks

Wire Zip Slide GroundworksThe ground works are now complete for the installation of our new zip wires for the Wire Zip Slide.

50 tonnes of concrete have been used to create the footings for the new structure.

We expect the new zip wires to be up and running for Easter.

 



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