The National Diving & Activity Centre - Inland Dive and Activity Site, Chepstow
The National Diving & Activity Centre National Diving & Activity Centre awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
RoSPA Member
FIDS - Federation of Inland Dive Sites
NDAC Servicing
SITA - The Scuba Industries Trade Association
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association
PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Diving Times

(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)
We are open for Scuba Diving Thursday-Sunday and Bank Holidays. During School Holidays we are also open Monday-Wednesday. Full opening times ›

Activity Times
Activities are open most weekends, bank holidays, selected dates during School Holidays & occasional mid week dates.

Please see our full opening times ›

Site Facilities

Diving Information

Activities & Events

Centre Information

National Diving & Activity Centre
NP16 7LH

Please be advised that the NDAC office is closed Monday to Wednesday, so emails and phone calls may not be responded to during this time. Depending on when you make your enquiry it may take a few days before we can get back in touch with you.

Learn to Scuba Dive....


Upcoming Courses for the next few months at the NDAC Dive School many more online >

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience
• 22 Jun 2018

PADI Open Water Diver
• 02-03 & 09-10 Jun 2018

SDI Open Water Diver
• 23-24 Jun & 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2018

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 16 - 17 Jun 2018

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver
• 26 - 27 May 2018

PAD/SDI Rescue Diver
• 16 - 17 Jun 2018 (PADI)

Emergency 1st Response Primary Care (CPR), AED Use & Secondary Care

Full Course (at NDAC)
• 15 Jun 2018

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 22 & 23 Jun 2018

Update Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 25 May 2018
• 22 June 2018

PADI / SDI Deep Diver Speciality
• 02 - 03 Jun 2018 (SDI)
• 14 - 15 Jul 2018 (PADI)
• 22 - 23 Sep 2018 (SDI)
• 03 - 04 Nov 2018 (PADI)

PADI / SDI Wreck Diver Speciality
• 08 - 10 Jun 2018 (Plymouth)

PADI / SDI Dry Suit Diver Speciality
• 23 Jun 2018 (PADI)

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality / SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
• 24 May 2018 at NDAC
• 07 Jun 2018 at Cardiff Scuba

Pool Based Rebreather Try-Dive
Thornbury Leisure Centre (Sundays)
• 03 Jun 2018
• 24 Jun 2018

Fitzalan High School Pool (Wednesdays)
• 23 May 2018
• 13 Jun 2018


NDAC Dive Equipment Servicing

Regular servicing of your equipment is very important for safe and reliable performance and to ensure your expensive kit has a long life.

To help our customers we are offering an onsite equipment servicing and repair service. For further details of the specific equipment servicing available at the centre and prices please visit our servicing information page. more>


UK Dive Centre Membership Card

Find out about the savings that can be made through Membership of the National Diving & Activity Centre >


UK Dive Centre Membership Card

Stuck for gift ideas?
'Take the Plunge' GiftCards are now available and make the perfect gift for anyone who has considered trying Scuba diving. GiftCards can also be purchased and redeemed against our other courses; so if you are the partner, parent, friend or relative of someone who's difficult to buy presents for; then the NDAC GiftCard is the perfect solution.

To buy a card please contact us or pop into the shop.

Activity Gift Vouchers for The Wire Zip Slide and the Giant 3G Swing are available here»


The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Please let us know how your visit was


The NDAC Wooden Wigwams are here! Click for further information
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Site Plans for the NDAC


The View Cafe Bar opens at the NDAC on Friday 6th April 2012


Location of NDAC


Saltfree Freediving at NDAC

SaltFree are a group of freedivers and their scuba safety team united by a love for plunging into the depths of the National Diving and Activity Centre. more>

NDAC Drive in Cinema

Mon 28 MAY 2018 9:00pm

Wonder Woman

101 Minutes 12ABook Tickets

MON 04 JUN 2018 9:00pm

Blade Runner 2049

164 Minutes 15Book Tickets

Father's Day
Sun 17 Jun 2018 9:30pm

Patriots Day

133 Minutes 15Book Tickets

SAT 23 Jun 2018 9:00pm

The Inbetweeners Movie

62 Minutes 15Book Tickets

Book your cinema tickets online



The Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

The Wire Zip Slide is now available for bookings at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.

Book on the Wire

The Wire is one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the 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!

Book a place on the Wire Zip Slide »

Buy A Gift Voucher »

List of available dates »

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Latest News

We’re offering a 50% discount on The Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing during Half-Term.

Half Term - Half Price Activities at the NDAC Chepstow

added 22 May 2018

We are open for Scuba Diving all of the Half Term week

Half Term Scuba

added 22 May 2018

We'll be firing up the BBQ this Weekend!

BBQ at View Cafe Bar

added 22 May 2018

Mr Gacy is waiting for you!

Mr Gacy the Evil Clown

added 20 May 2018

New trailer released for Halloween Horror event, FearFest-Evil The Rising

FearFest- Evil The Rising

added 01 May 2018

Tickets and Teaser Trailer released for FearFest-Evil...The Rising, our immersive Halloween Horror Event

FearFest-Evil 2018

added 16 Apr 2018

We have some job vacancies for General Assistants/ Cleaners at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Easter Scuba Diving

added 06 Jan 2018

Toll price reduction on the M48 Severn Bridge from 8th January 2018.

Severn Bridge

added 23 Jan 2018

NDAC activities and Water View Marquee feature on E4's Don't Tell The Bride

Don't Tell The Bride, Chepstow

added 26 Sep 2017

24-hour underwater scubathon for brain injury charity

24 Hour Scuba Dive

added 02 Sep2017

Open Water Swimming discontinued until further notice

Swimming at NDAC

added 07 June 2017

The pontoon alarm will be out of action for a few weeks whilst we upgrade our systems.

NDAC Pontoon

added 04 Apr 2017

10,000 Likes for the NDAC Facebook Page. Thanks for your support.


added 17 Feb 2017

Infrastructure works - development of slipway road and turning circle

development of slipway road and turning circle

added 25 Oct 2016

New Children's play area opens

New Children's play area opens

added 25 Oct 2016

Improvements to NDAC car park with 400 tonnes of chippings to fill pot holes.

Car Park Improvements

added 24 Oct 2016

Opening Times

Diving Times Summer (01 April - 30 September inclusive)
Monday - Wednesday: CLOSED (open Bank Holdays & School Holidays)
Thursday: 0930 -1700
Friday: 0930 -1700
Saturday: 0800 - 1800
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 0800 - 1800
Clear of water 1 hour before end of session

The Wire Zip Slide & The Swing
The Wire & Giant 3G Swing are open most weekends, bank holidays, selected dates during School Holidays and occasional mid week dates.

Please check the individul activity pages for availability.

Book your place on the Wire here »

Book your place on the Giant 3G Swing here »

The View Cafe Bar - Opening Times
   Monday to Wednesday: Open during School Holidays.
   (Open on Cinema Screening dates, Bank Holidays & any dates the Wire/ Swing are open)

   Thursday: 0930 - 2100   Thursday: 0930 - 2100
   Friday: 0930 - 2300
   Saturday 0700 - 2300
   Sunday & Bank Holidays: 0700 - 2100

   Breakfast: 0930 - 1100 (0700 - 1100 at weekends)
   Lunch: 1100 - 1800
   Dinner: 1800 - 2100
   Bar open: 1100 - 2100 (2300 Friday & Saturday)


Prices for

Diver entry fee, per person £18.00 or £13.00 for members
Personal Centre Membership; 1 year £35.00 (Membership renewals only £30.00) more>

Snorkellers / Freedivers pay a reduced entry fee of £7.50

Kayakers and Canoeists pay a reduced entry fee of £7.50
If you would like to Canoe or Kayak at the NDAC please pre-book first by contacting us via phone or email

Classroom £25.00 per half day / £50.00 per full day (hourly rate can be agreed).

Night Dives
NDAC Members night dive £13.00
Non Members night dive £18.00
Non Divers Free entry

Prices as of 29 Jun 2016