Posts Tagged ‘chepstow’

NDAC Closed Sunday 26th – Friday 31st January 2020

Friday, November 15th, 2019

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from 5pm Sunday 26th January – Friday 31st January 2020.

Wigwams will be available from 4pm on Friday 31st January.

Scuba Diving and activities resume at the site on Saturday 1st February 2020.

The site will be closed for all divers and visitors; this also includes the Wire, Wigwams, all Diving and The View Cafe Bar.

The site will be back to normal opening times on Saturday 1st February 2020.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wye Valley Greenway Public Meeting

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Chepstow to Tintern Shared use path. Image by Alan Hayward December 2014

We are hosting a public meeting for the Wye Valley Greenway Project at 7.00pm on Wednesday 27th March at the National Diving & Activity Centre’s View Cafe Bar.

The project’s aim is to restore the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern as a shared use path.

The View Café Bar will be open from 6.30pm and project engineer, John Grimshaw, will run over the details of the scheme and answer any queries you may have.

All are welcome to attend.

Join the event on Facebook here»

Illustration derived from original artwork by Alan Hayward December 2014

New underwater attraction arrives at the NDAC

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Hyperbaric Chamber

DDRCA new Scuba Diving attraction was delivered to the National Diving & Activity Centre today.

The Hyperbaric Chamber has retired from its previous life at DDRC Healthcare and will be placed at 20-30m as an underwater diving attraction.

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FearFest-Evil Returns 2019 with ‘Condemned’

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

FearFest-Evil Condemned

At midnight on Hallow’s Eve, The Night Creatures returned to the underworld and the Eye Brotherhood sealed the Coombesbury Woods Gateway to Hell.

Congratulations if you survived FearFest-Evil: The Rising.

However it’s not over yet, FearFest-Evil returns October 2019 with ‘Condemned’.

We have Early Bird tickets available now for a limited time.

For a reduced price of £24.99*, tickets allow access to all Scare Zones.

Book your tickets for 2019’s FearFest-Evil : Condemned now »

(* Standard Tickets will be £29.99 at the end of the promotional period.)

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer 2019

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer NDAC Chepstow

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

Included with your ticket:

  • Ghost Gear retrieval taster workshops and demonstrations (Limited spaces, first come first served)
  • Saturday Social: Hog Roast & BBQ (Vegetarian options available
  • Guest Speakers, LIVE Open forum
  • Video screenings
  • Bar, raffle, auction, competitions and fundraisers.

Tickets for Saturday evening event: £25 per person »

Join the Event on Facebook »

Ticket holders receive discounted diving entry at the gate. This is extra and payable on the day. Please have your eventbrite ticket with you.

Ticket holders may apply for limited spaces on the Underwater Workshops. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive an email with details of the Underwater Workshops and a link to sign up. 

Slots for diving workshops with the Ghost Fishing UK team are limited, so first come first served. We will notify you when they are full and start a waiting list.

Underwater workshops will be led by the Ghost Fishing Trainers and are free. You will have a taster session of about 25 minutes in water time, of some of the components of the Ghost Fishing course.

This includes basic skills, equipment considerations, survey skills and ghost gear recovery.

Joining criteria for Underwater Workshops:

  • In possession of Event ticket (£25 pp)
  • Minimum SCUBA qualification: Sports Diver/Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Nitrox Certification.
  • Minimum 50 logged dives.
  • Drysuits only. Adequate thermal protection for cold surface temps/6 degree water.
  • Own scuba equipment, fully serviceable and in good working order.
  • Open Circuit only. No rebreathers.
  • Medically fit to dive and able to sign self declaration of fitness for the event.

Please note: Tickets are non refundable.

Date & Time

Sat 5th January 2019, 09:00 – Sun, 6th January 2019, 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.

FearFest-Evil the ultimate scare experience returns to Chepstow October

Monday, October 8th, 2018

FearFest-Evil Teaser Trailer

The Evil has risen and it wants you!

Here’s the latest teaser trailer from our halloween horror event, FearFest-Evil, returning to Chepstow on the 12th October.

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FREE Live Music from ‘The Three Pieces’ Saturday 29th September

Monday, September 10th, 2018

FREE Live Music at the National Diving & Activity Centre Chepstow

Free live music at Chepstow’s National Diving and Activity Centre.

On Saturday 29th September we will be hosting ‘The Three Pieces‘ with Pub Rock Covers and even some requests!

The Three Pieces are a Bristol based classic rock covers band. They cover bands like The Foo Fighters, Cold Play, Arctic Monkeys and Chilli Peppers. Come and see them, you’re guaranteed a great night out!

This FREE gig will start around 630pm.

We’ve lots of other live music events planned so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook Events Page.

Free Horror Movies

Following the concert we will have a FREE Horror Movie screening at our Drive-In Cinema. Throughout the month we have free horror movie screenings to celebrate the launch of this year’s FearFest-Evil​ horror event.

To book your FREE tickets to the Drive-In Cinema you will need a redemption code. We will be releasing these codes on the FearFest-Evil social media channels. Full details »

FREE Live Music from ‘You Me And The Dance Floor’ Saturday 22nd September

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

FREE Live Music at the National Diving & Activity Centre Chepstow

Free live music at Chepstow’s National Diving and Activity Centre.

On Saturday 22nd September we will be hosting ‘You Me And The Dancefloor’

You, Me and the Dance Floor are the ultimate party band. They rock the songs that make your night as epic as you imagine it to be! covering all your classics from 60’s to present day.

This FREE gig will start around 630pm.

We’ve lots of other live music events planned so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook Events Page.

Free Horror Movies

Following the concert we will have a FREE Horror Movie screening at our Drive-In Cinema. Throughout the month we have free horror movie screenings to celebrate the launch of this year’s FearFest-Evil​ horror event.

To book your FREE tickets to the Drive-In Cinema you will need a redemption code. We will be releasing these codes on the FearFest-Evil social media channels. Full details »

FREE Live Music from ‘Wired4Sound’ Saturday 15th September

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

FREE Live Music at the National Diving & Activity Centre Chepstow

Free live music at Chepstow’s National Diving and Activity Centre.

On Saturday 15th September we will be hosting ‘Wired4Sound’. They are a popular 5 piece covers Band with material ranging from the 60s to present day across a wide range of styles.

This FREE gig will start around 630pm.

We’ve lots of other live music events planned so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook Events Page.

Free Horror Movies

Following the concert we will have a FREE Horror Movie screening at our Drive-In Cinema. Throughout the month we have free horror movie screenings to celebrate the launch of this year’s FearFest-Evil​ horror event.

To book your FREE tickets to the Drive-In Cinema you will need a redemption code. We will be releasing these codes on the FearFest-Evil social media channels. Full details »

Pasta King at the View Cafe Bar

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Pasta King at the View Cafe Bar

Pasta King at the View Cafe Bar We’re pleased to announce that we have the award winning Pasta King at the View Cafe Bar.

Pasta King make a range of delicious sauces that accompany their pasta, noodles and rice.

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