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Half Term Fun! October 2021

Thursday, September 23rd, 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.

Book Atlantis Aqua Park »

Book The Wire Zip Slide »

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.

Book Atlantis Aqua Park »

Book The Wire Zip Slide »

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!

Further Details » | Book The Wire Zip Slide »

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 »

NDAC granted planning consent for new facilities building

Thursday, August 19th, 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

Thursday, August 5th, 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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Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Tuesday, March 30th, 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.

Reopening the National Diving & Activity Centre For Scuba Divers

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Reopening the National Diving & Activity Centre post-Lockdown for Scuba Divers from 5th December 2020

Last updated 30th November 2020

We are excited to announce that there will be an initial phased reopening of the National Diving & Activity Centre for Scuba Diving starting from Saturday 5th December.

Initially the centre will be open for Scuba Diving Only on Saturdays and Sundays. We will be carefully limiting the numbers on the site and will only be allowing visitors who have pre-booked their Scuba diving.

The View Cafe Bar, Gas Room and limited Wooden Wigwam accommodation will also be available for scuba diving visitors. The Wooden Wigwams will initially have a minimum of a 2 night stay in place starting from Friday 4th December. Please note that evening meals at the View Cafe Bar must be pre-booked in advance.

Other activities such as the Wire Zip Slide, Atlantis Aqua Park and Giant 3G Swing will remain closed at this stage, but will be reviewed after we’ve opened for scuba diving.

Scuba Diving entry can be booked NOW on our new Scuba booking system. It will not be possible to enter the site without a booking.

This phased opening and our control measures are under constant review and will follow Government guidelines as they develop.


DATES AVAILABLE NOW!
Book your Scuba Diving Entry online »

Whilst the centre has been closed to the public we have been working hard to implement new procedures and measures throughout the site to protect our visitors and staff. For further questions, please visit the FAQ on our Covid-19 information page.

Online Bookings

All Scuba Diving, Activities, Events and Accommodation provided by the National Diving & Activity Centre are now using an online booking system. The new online booking system for Scuba Diving is now operational for selected dates. 

At this stage we are only accepting visitors who have pre-booked online for Scuba Diving. 

Paperless Registration Forms

We are pleased to announce that our Diving Declaration forms and Activity Registration forms can now be completed online as part of the booking process. Participants must complete the online form in full prior to any activity at the National Diving & Activity Centre. Without the completed online form you will not be able to take part in the activity.

Face Masks

We want you to stay safe and encourage you to bring and wear your own face covering while visiting us at the National Diving & Activity Centre. Our staff, where applicable, will also be wearing PPE.

On arrival

If you have any of the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we ask that you do not visit the National Diving & Activity Centre. If you develop any symptoms whilst at the site we request that you leave the site safely, return home and seek medical advice. Our staff may ask you about your health and any Covid19 symptoms on arrival. 

Social Distancing

The National Diving & Activity Centre is a large outdoor venue with lots of open space and fresh air for you to enjoy and keep safe.

We will be following social distancing guidelines and request that all visitors stay 2 metres apart. We will also limit the amount of close proximity you will have with our staff where practicable to do so.  

There will be lots of new signage in place and we’ll be operating one-way systems where possible to avoid cross-over and assist visitors maintaining social distancing. Some areas, such as toilets, will have limits to the number of people who can enter at any one time.

Increased Cleaning Activity

We already have comprehensive cleaning procedures and checks in place throughout the National Diving & Activity Centre. In addition to these, we will increase the cleaning schedules taking place.

Additional hand-wash, paper towels and sanitising stations are being installed throughout the site and in rest areas. 

Shared equipment will be sanitised between each use where possible.

Cashless Site

Activity, Event and Accommodation payments are already taken via the website. We have also introduced an online booking system for Scuba Diving. 

The rest of the National Diving & Activity Centre has also transitioned to contactless payments and staff will no longer be handling any cash. This will cover areas such as the View Cafe Bar, the Dive Shop, Service Shack and Gas Room.

The contactless payment machines will be cleaned between transactions if staff/visitors need to use the touchpad.

As well as the safety benefits, we believe this will be convenient for our visitors, speed up transactions and reduce queueing at the site. 

Buses

For the Scuba Divers who use our buses to travel between the car park and lake, we have a number of procedures in place.

• Several buses will be made available
• Windows will be kept open for increased ventilation.
• Buses will be cleaned regularly throughout the day
• Hand sanitising stations for use prior to boarding the buses
• Face coverings will be required on the buses
• Reduced number of people on the buses
• People are welcome to walk if they feel able

We value your custom and thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we operate these new procedures and measures. These are under constant review as the Government guidelines are updated. For further questions, please visit the FAQ on our Covid-19 information page. If you have any specific questions or concerns please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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Music Video by Black Lakes filmed at NDAC Quarry

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Enjoy this fantastic video shot recently at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow.

Local hard rock/metal band, Black Lakes, recorded the video for their song Deathrone on the floating pontoons in our spectacular quarry.

If you enjoy the track, Black Lakes have launched a gofundme campaign to support the recording of their debut album which is scheduled for a 2020 release. 

The National Diving & Activity Centre makes a great location for filming projects and has been used in feature films and TV shows.

We can offer packages for site bookings tailored to your individual needs and the location has onsite accommodation, the large Water View Marquee and The View Cafe Bar for food and refreshments. The site has spectacular views over our breathtaking quarry/lake and lots of space for events and parking.

To discuss how we could work with you on your filming project or event, please contact us by phone on or via email at

Video report on Tidenham Tunnel, part of the Wye Valley Greenway

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

The Wye Valley Greenway is now open for walkers and cyclists.

The Wye Valley Greenway provides a sustainable way to explore the beautiful Lower Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Learn more about the Wye Valley Greenway here »

 

A fascinating video report by Forgotten Relics about the fabulous Tidenham Tunnel, constructed in the 1870s as part of a railway connecting Chepstow and Monmouth, but destined to become the second longest tunnel on the country’s cycle network when it reopens as part of the Wye Valley Greenway.

Work to reopen the 1,188-yard long Tidenham Tunnel has made considerable progress in 2020, with tarmac laid by a contractor at the start of September followed by a subsequent volunteer workcamp which saw lighting installed and recesses bricked-up to encourage bat use.

Dating from 1876, the structure is unusual in that it started out as two tunnels; the small, intervening gap was later arched over and backfilled.

It’s hoped to open the greenway – which will connect Chepstow to Tintern – in the spring of 2021.

Words and video by Forgotten Relics

Recent works on Tidenham Tunnel to create shared use path

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Tidenham Tunnel

The Wye Valley Greenway is now open for walkers and cyclists.

The Wye Valley Greenway provides a sustainable way to explore the beautiful Lower Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Learn more about the Wye Valley Greenway here »

Here are a couple of photos taken recently during the works to open up the 143-year-old Tidenham Tunnel.

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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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