The National Diving & Activity Centre - Inland Dive and Activity Site, Chepstow
The National Diving & Activity Centre National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2015 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 ›

Scuba Diving Opening Times during FearFest-Evil (Oct 2017) »

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.

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

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience
• 07 Oct 2017
• 11 Nov 2017

PADI Open Water Diver

• 30 Sep-01 Oct & 07-08 Oct 17
• 18-19 Nov & 25-26 Nov 17

SDI Open Water Diver
• 16-17 Sep & 23-24 Sep 17
• 28-29 Oct & 04-05 Nov 17
• 09-10 Dec & 16-17 Dec 17

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 21-22 Oct 2017
• 02-03 Dec 2017

SDI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 30 Sep & 01 Oct 2017
• 11-12 Nov 2017

PAD/SDI Rescue Diver
• 21-22 Oct 2017 (PADI)
• 16-17 Dec 2017 (SDI)

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

Full Course (at NDAC)
• 20 Oct 2017
• 24 Nov 2017
• 15 Dec 2017

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 12 & 13 Oct 2017
• 16 & 17 Nov 2017
• 07 & 08 Dec 2017

PADI Deep Diver Speciality
• 23-24 Sep 2017
• 04-05 Nov 2017

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality
• 10-12 Nov 2017

PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality
• 07 Oct 2017
• 18 Nov 2017
• 09 Dec 2017

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality
• 21 Sep 2017 at NDAC
• 05 Oct 2017 at Cardiff Scuba
• 26 Oct 2017 at NDAC
• 09 Nov 2017 at Cardiff Scuba
• 23 Nov2017 at NDAC
• 07 Dec 2017 at Cardiff Scuba


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»


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>


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


NDAC Drive in Cinema

Free Horror Movies

During September 2017 we're showing 5 classic horror movies for FREE as Part of our FearFest-Evil Celebrations. Redemption codes will be released on FearFest-Evil social media channels. Full Details »

Sat 2nd September 2017 9:00pm

Friday 13th Part 3

95 Minutes 18Tickets

Sat 9th September 2017 9:00pm

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

83 Minutes 18Tickets

Sat 16th September 2017 9:00pm

Nightmare on Elm Street

88 Minutes 18Tickets

Sat 23rd September 2017 9:00pm

The Ring (US Version)

110 Minutes 15Tickets

Sat 30th September 2017 9:00pm

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

119 Minutes 15Tickets

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

The Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing closed Saturday 21st October due to weather conditions.

Weather Warning

added 19 Oct 2017

NDAC Wooden Wigwam and Camper Van Accommodation during October's FearFest-Evil

Wooden Wigwam NDAC

added 26 Sep 2017

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

FearFest-Evil Full Trailer for our Halloween Horror Event

FearFest-Evil Trailer

added 22 Sep 2017

24-hour underwater scubathon for brain injury charity

24 Hour Scuba Dive

added 02 Sep2017

Scuba Diving & Activity Opening Times during FearFest-Evil

Scuba Diving & Activity Opening Times during FearFest-Evil

added 29 Aug 2017

We're hosting 5 FREE horror movie screenings at our Drive-In Cinema in Chepstow in September.

Free Cinema Entry

added 22 Aug 2017

FearFest-Evil - Take a look at our 80's Horror Movie style teaser trailer !

FearFest-Evil Teaser Trailer

added 01 Aug 2017

Chef Job Vacancy at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Chef Job Vacancy

added 26 July 2017

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror event returns to the NDAC this October.

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event

added 24 June 2017

We want you, dead or alive! Job Vacancies for the 2017 FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror event.

FearFest-Evil Recruitment

added 24 June 2017

Cardiff Scuba Trip to Shetland Isles. Register Interest now...

added 21 May 2017

Open Water Swimming discontinued for 2017

Swimming at NDAC

added 07 June 2017

We have some job vacancies for Drivers and Cleaners at the National Diving & Activity Centre

Easter Scuba Diving

added 26 Apr 2017

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

NDAC Pontoon

added 04 Apr 2017

Chef Vacancy at the View Cafe Bar.

Seasonal Jobs at NDAC

added 21 Mar 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

Scuba Diving Courses for Winter at the NDAC Dive School

NDAC Dive School

added 17 Oct 2016

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

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

added 02 Sep 2016

We currently only have cylinders for hire whilst we upgrade our hire stock.

Scuba Equipment Hire

added 22 Apr 2016

Safety for divers around the the Freediving Pontoon

Saltfree Divers Pontoon

added 20 Apr 2016

New underwater attraction at the National Diving & Activity Centre

NDAC Underwater Attraction - Trawler

added 04 April 2016

Experience Weightlessness 245ft in the air with our Giant 3G Swing!

Giant 3G Swing

added 9 March 2016

View Cafe Bar awarded 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.

Food Hygiene Rating 5 Stars for View Cafe Bar Chepstow

added 18 Aug 2015


Opening Times

All Activities & Scuba Diving are open throughout the School Summer Holidays (22 Jul - 03 Sep)

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

Please note that Scuba Diving will start an hour earlier and finish at 2:30PM on the 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 27th-31st October 2017 due to FearFest-Evil running on the site. more »

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. Due to FearFest-Evil the Wire and the Swing will not be open during the October Half-Term and will only be open until 2:30pm on the dates FearFest-Evil is running. more »

Please check the individul activity pages for availability.

Book your place on the Wire here »

Book your place on the Giant 3G Swing here »

FearFest-Evil our Halloween Horror Event will be operating on the site on the 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 27th-31st October 2017. During this time Activities and Scuba Diving will finish at 2:30PM and diving will start an hour earlier than usual. We will also not be operating the Wire or Giant 3G Swing during the October Half-Term. more »

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