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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

 

SUUNTO Dive Computers and Finnsub Torches at NDAC Night Dive

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

SUUNTO NDAC Night Dive

We’re pleased to announce that for our last Night Dive before the Summer season, SUUNTO Diving UK will be joining us with a selection of their fantastic Finnsub Torches & Dive Computers. (more…)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scuba Night Dive March 2020

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Night Dive

The popular NDAC Night Dives are back, join us on Saturday 14th March 2020.

The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours on a NDAC Night Dive. If you have never been on a night dive before, you could consider joining on one of our PADI Night Diver Speciality Courses.

Suunto & Finnsub

We’re pleased to announce that SUUNTO Diving UK will be joining us with a selection of their fantastic Finnsub Torches & Dive Computers.

The EON Steel, EON Core and the newest member, the Suunto D5 will all be available for you to try at the NDAC Night Dive.

Special Offer – Dive For Half Price!

If you dive with us during the day prior to a Night Dive, we can offer you the Night Dive for half price.
(The Night Dive needs to be booked at the same time as the daytime entry when you arrive on site)

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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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Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer 2020

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer NDAC Chepstow

Ghost Fishing Winter Warmer

Ghost Fishing Winter Warmer

Ghost Fishing Winter Warmer

Join the Ghost Fishing UK team for a weekend of diving and socials at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Included with your ticket:

  • Saturday Social: Hog Roast & BBQ (Vegetarian options available)
  • Guest Speakers, Q&A Forum
  • Half Price Diving entry to NDAC
  • Video screenings
  • Bar, Band, raffle, auction, competitions and fundraisers
  • ‘Try Ghost Fishing’ workshops – (24 spaces, terms apply)

Full details, terms and tickets available on the Ghost Fishing UK website here »

Join the Event on Facebook »

Ticket holders receive discounted diving entry at the gate. This is extra and payable on the day.

Please bring a copy of the email receipt with you (electronic version is fine).

Please note: Tickets are non refundable.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW »

Date & Time

Sat 8th Feb 2020, 09:00 – Sun, 9th Feb 2020, 16:00

About Ghost Fishing

The problem of ghost fishing gear has reached public prominence over the past five years. It is a normal part of fishing that nets, shellfish traps and other equipment becomes lost. This is not a deliberate or careless act on behalf of the fishing community, simply a reality of a very harsh environment. The problem is that the lost gear continues to catch marine life. This has an undocumented effect on the local ecosystem, but is clearly undesirable in any sense. Animals are being needlessly killed.

Ghost Fishing was set up to try to remove this lost equipment from the marine environment. It is a challenging and difficult task. Ghost gear is typically entangled in reefs and wrecks, and its removal can be complicated. The technique involves attaching bags to the gear, which the diver fills with air, making them float. The divers then cut the gear free as close to the seabed as possible. Great care is needed to ensure that the diver does not become entangled with the equipment. This involves a high degree of teamwork, coordination and discipline.

Winter Warmer 2020 Poster

FREE GO Diving Show Ticket Offer

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Go Dive 2020

Thanks to the guys at Scuba Diver Magazine we’ve a fantastic special offer for our customers.

Spend £50 at the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive Shop or on training from Scubaquest, between now and February 15th 2020, and you can claim a free ticket to GO Diving dive show.

GO Diving is a brand-new show – spearheaded by Scuba Diver Magazine and DeeperBlue.com, and implementing concepts and initiatives from the wider diving community – that is designed to be interesting and entertaining for existing divers while offering a world of possibilities to those keen to learn about all aspects of diving.

As an island nation, the UK has quality diving within a few hours commute of any household, and their goal is to get more people diving through education, inspiration, aspiration and participating!

• Listen to a talk from the legendary presenter Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet, Monty Halls, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Alex Mustard on the main stage

• See the latest gear from AP Diving, Apeks, Aqua Lung, Beuchat, Cressi, Finnsub, Fourth Element, Ocean Reef, Poseidon Diving Systems, Mares, Santi Diving Equipment, Scubapro, Shearwater, Suunto, Tusa, VSM Rebreathers, Waterproof, XDeep + MORE

• Talk training with PADI, SSI, RAID, SAA, NAUI

• Book a holiday with Scuba Travel, Dive Worldwide, Regal Dive, Aggressor Adventures, Diverse Travel, Great Escapes, Sportif

• Get information about destinations from the Bahamas, Malta, Honduras, Egypt, Grenada, Dominica, Belize tourism boards

• Try the 30m caving experience, or have a go on the new technical access to a dive site challenge (a.k.a the climbing wall)

Tickets also include FREE parking.

The GO Diving dive show takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 22nd and 23rd February.

*Terms and conditions apply, visit the Go Diving website to claim your tickets »

Wander Wye November 2019 update

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Wye Valley Greenway

Words by Jennifer Goslin BA BSc OCDEA
A-B Connecting Communities

Dear Path Supporters,

Due to an Autumnal Flurry the numbers of people supporting this petition rose to 6,207 signatures today.

There has been a lot of progress since the last update in the Spring 2019; Greenways were busy clearing and repairing the disused railway line from the National Diving and Activity Centre to the Tidenham Tunnel in September, please read all the detail here.

The planning application for the extension of the Wye Valley Greenway to Wyedean school has just been registered. It is P/1735/19/FUL. The full document is on the website.

Planning Application for Shared Use Path to Wye Dean School »

Please log your comments in supporting the application and also mention how important it will be to have the routes passing through the planned housing developments, to make the whole route traffic free, so that FoDDC are aware of that in pressing for 106 contributions.

We have had confirmation from Barrett Homes that the new Wye Link Bridge crossing from the Mabey development to Sedbury has been noted on their Index Plan in accordance with the Active Travel Map and Welsh Assembly Government Active Travel Policy.

There will be another fund raising Performance to follow on from the Flamenco Fiesta in 2017 called St Patrick’s Dance (NDAC) on 14th March 2020.

For more live information please follow our facebook page:

A to B Connecting Communities Facebook Page »

Thank you for your continued support and please continue to share this petition link as there are still plenty of people who haven’t signed it: friends and family.

St Patrick’s Day Dance & Fundraiser

Friday, December 6th, 2019

St Patrick's Dance Chepstow

Unfortunately the St Patrick’s Day Dance & Fundraiser has been cancelled by the event organisers

An Irish Dance performance at the National Diving & Activity Centre in celebration of Ireland and St Patrick to raise funds for the Wye Valley Shared Use Path.

The St Patrick’s Day Dance event takes place on Saturday 14th March 2020 from 7pm at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre.

Includes authentic food and drink, dance and singing performances, raffle and auction.

An evening not to be missed!

Join the Facebook event »

Tickets are £15-£25 and available here »

Programme for St Patrick’s Dance

• Irish Dance Routine walkabout and Line Dancing performance

• Presentation about the Wye Valley and Wye Dean School planning applications by David Judd on behalf of Greenways. (Caroline Lovett and John Grimshaw)

• Including satellite video footage of the whole proposed Wander Wye Route.

• Singing performance by local choir. (details to be confirmed)

• Irish Food and Drink: choice of potato cakes and Irish Apple cake with Guinness to accompany!

• Auction/Raffle (prizes to be confirmed)

• Irish music by great local Acoustic Duo Bertie and Jonny accompanied by Irish singer Lucian.

• Double Measure with singer Sue Skinner from Treblemakers

• Time for a dance!

• Finale

Find out more about the Wye Valley Shared Use Path here »

Wye Valley Greenway Workcamp 13 to 21 September 2019

Friday, December 6th, 2019





Words by Jennifer Goslin BA BSc OCDEA
A-B Connecting Communities
Images from Chepstow to Tintern Shared Use Path Facebook post

Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited organised a volunteer work camp from 13 to 22 September 2019 based at the National Diving and Activity Centre at Tidenham, near Chepstow.

Their aim was to repair a bridge and to install and replace boundary fencing on the former railway line between Chepstow and Tintern to sustain momentum while they await planning permission and full funding to complete a walking and cycling route between the National Diving & Activity Centre and Tintern. This will form part of the overall safe route; the Wander Wye from the Severn Bridge to Monmouth proposed by A-B Connecting Communities who provided a grant in June of £5000 to Greenways.

• 91 volunteers put in 235 working days. 61 were day visitors, and 30 stayed overnight in tents and vans and chalets. And what a difference was made.

• Refurbishing the Bishton Lane bridge over the railway line – relocating the piers on newly cast concrete foundations transforming the structure.

• The fallen rocks were collected and rebuilt the wingwalls, repointing them with lime putty and with much help from BT, wire brushed and repainted the piers.

• The field fence was repaired between the railway land and the Gloucestershire Way and replaced the railway fences above the sheer drop of the retaining walls in the Wye Valley gorge.

• The vegetation was cut through at the former Tidenham station to create a laurel arbour with windows, and safety parapets installed to the bridge over the A48, where others had hacked back the brambles.

• The First Shirenewton Scouts helped to clear roots and branches from the track bed.

• A route was cut through to Sedbury Lane so we can survey the route for future planning applications, and work out how best Dean Forest Railway can recover the track.

• The Ecologists were in attendance to check that we were complying with the regulations.

No work was completed in the tunnel at all – as their Bat licence did not come through in time, so unfortunately the repairs to the walls and the planned installation of new gates will have to wait. The temporary fences were simply covered with tarpaulins to reduce airflow through the tunnel.

What happens next?

Greenways are working with Forest of Dean Council to secure the planning permission we need. The process will not be quick, as Natural England need to be sure about environmental issues. When they have planning permission we will be able to apply for grants.

There is still some finishing off to do to the pointing of the wing walls, and they are planning to set up a local volunteering group to help us to complete this.

If all goes well Greenways hope to have a further work camp in the spring for the labour intensive activities of installing lighting and bat shelters in the tunnel, installing seats and sculpture, and tidying back vegetation. In a perfect world there would have at least a mountain bike quality route open to Tintern by the summer.

 



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