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Scuba Diving Booking System – Thanks for your support

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

NDAC Diver Booking System

We would like to thank all of you who’ve already booked scuba diving with us at the National Diving & Activity Centre for when we reopen in a few weeks.

We are really pleased that our first few weeks are already fully booked and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all back. The support you’re all giving us during this challenging time for the diving industry is greatly appreciated.


Book your Scuba Diving Entry online »

You may have noticed on the scuba booking page that we need a minimum number of 30 divers to make opening the site viable. Our new booking system helpfully shows the dates that are almost full as well as those with plenty of spaces available.

We still have a small number of spaces on Sunday the 15th November and we’ve bookings coming in for the remaining November dates. So if you would like to dive with us between November and the end of January, don’t delay in making your booking.

Please bear in mind that without the minimum number of 30 scuba divers, we would regrettably need to close the site that day. Our cut off date for this decision is 7 days prior to the date.

If we do ever need to close the site due to low booking numbers, we will email you to let you know and provide a code that can be used to easily rebook on an alternative date.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to drop us a message.

Online Booking System for Scuba Divers at NDAC

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Scuba Diving at the National Diving & Activity Centre

We are excited to announce that we’ve introduced a new online booking system for Scuba Divers visiting the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).

The booking system is part of our post-Covid 19 procedures to make the NDAC cashless, and brings Scuba Diving inline with our other online booking systems.

Scuba Diving spaces can be booked now for Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 31st October onwards.

We will use the system to carefully manage the numbers on the site and it will not be possible to enter the site without a booking.


DATES AVAILABLE NOW!
Book your Scuba Diving Entry online »

As part of the booking process, our Diving Declaration forms can also now be completed online.

We look forward to seeing you back in the water soon! If you have any specific questions or concerns please get in touch.

10,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

Friday, February 17th, 2017

10,000 Facebook Likes

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 10,000 Likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment, and exciting events. In the last year we’ve had an extra 2,500 likes, a great achievement.

Facebook Graph

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with over 2,300 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.

If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.

Thanks again!

8,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

Monday, April 11th, 2016

7,000 Facebook Likes

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 8,000 likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment, particularly with our new Giant 3G Swing, Deluxe Wigwams and Caroline, our latest underwater attraction. In a little over four months we’ve had an extra 1,000 likes, a great achievement.

Facebook Graph

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with around 2,100 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.

If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.

Thanks again!

FeedBurner Sending Digests of Old Posts

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Google Feedburner

Quirky Bugs with Google Feedburner

Apologies to any of our subscribers who received an email yesterday with some out of date news items from the NDAC website.

This blog uses Google Feedburner to send out our news items to subscribers, however it seems to have a glitch where it very occasionally sends out random old posts!

For anyone else having the same problem, Google Feedburner are very quiet on the subject but I think I’ve found a solution on eHow.

The issue seems to occur if you make any edits to old posts.

I believe the cause of yesterday’s posting was due to the removal of some old posts on the blog. To prevent the blog sending out old posts via Feedburner, the suggestion is as follows:

  • Deactivate the FeedBurner "Email Subscription" service. Log in to your FeedBurner account. Click on the feed associated with your website from the main list. Click the "Publicize" tab, and then click "Email Subscriptions" in the left navigation pane. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Deactivate" button.

  • To reactivate the email service, click the "Activate" button. FeedBurner will show only new posts from now on.

An occasion where ‘turning it off and on again’ might actually work!

7,000 Likes for NDAC Facebook Page

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 7,000 likes on it’s Facebook Page.

There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment. Over the last four months we’ve had an extra 1,000 likes, our largest growth yet.

We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.

We also have a very active Twitter feed with around 1,965 followers, and of course we have our news blog with all the latest from the site.

Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.

If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.

Thanks again!

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

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

"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 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 www.saltfree.biz

Special Effects student builds model of NDAC Wooden Wigwam

Friday, September 4th, 2015

We recently spotted the following tweet on the NDAC Twitter timeline by Emily Norris (@emilyanorris).

We were so impressed by the models she made of our Wooden Wigwams that we got in touch with Emily to find out the full story.

Emily is an artist studying Technical Arts and Special Effects at the University of the Arts, London. During a visit to the Wire Zip Slide Emily came up with the idea of a glamping trip to the NDAC as a fun present for her boyfriend’s birthday.

"
The gift was for my boyfriend’s birthday as a little fun getaway when we are both home from university.
We go to different universities so it is a great way for us to spend a bit of time together"

 

Rather than just telling her boyfriend about the gift with a card, Emily used her creative talents to create the model of our Wooden Wigwams.

"
Making him the model wigwam was the only fitting way to explain what I had bought him. I like to give gifts that the individual would never have thought of.
On visiting the centre to have a go on The Wire, I realised the Wigwams were the perfect present"

 

More of Emily’s creative work can be seen online via her Facbook page.

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

NDAC awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from visitors.

TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and is the largest travel community in the world, reaching 375 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 250 million reviews and opinions covering more than 5.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

Thanks to all our customers who have taken the time to write a review of the centre. If you would like to leave your own review, please visit the NDAC page on TripAdvisor.

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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