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Diving Times

(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)

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

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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
• Sun 2nd Jun 2019
• Sun 7th Jul 2019
• Sun 4th Aug 2019
• Sun 1st Sep 2019
• Sun 13th Sep 2019
• Sun 3rd Nov 2019
• Sun 1st Dec 2019

Open Water Diver
• Sat 1st Jun 2019
• Sat 6th Jul 2019
• Sat 3rd Aug 2019
• Sat 31st Aug 2019
• Sat 12th Sep 2019
• Sat 2nd Nov 2019
• Sat 30th Nov 2019

Advanced Open Water Diver
• Sat 18th May 2019
• Sat 27th Jul 2019
• Sat 17th Aug 2019
• Sat 21st Sep 2019
• Sat 23rd Nov 2019
• Sat 14th Dec 2019

Rescue Diver
• More dates coming soon...

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

• Sat 3rd Aug 2019
(Update Courses On Request)

Speciality Courses

Technical Diving Courses

For Speciality and Technical Courses we provide custom courses on request throughout the year to suit your time schedule. Contact us for further details and to arrange a date.


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 >



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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>

Atlantis Aqua Park Chepstow


Live Music at the NDAC Chepstow


FearFest-Evil returns 2019 with 'Condemned' Early Bird Tickets available now


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 »

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Half Price scuba diving during the half term week (selected dates)

Half Price Scuba

added 09 May 2019

Half Term - Half Price discounts on activities this May school holiday. Includes the Wire, Swing and Atlantis Aqua Park.

Half Price Activities

added 09 May 2019

The Atlantis Aqua Park is now open at the NDAC Chepstow! Book your tickets now!

Wedding Fair Chepstow

added 28 Apr 2019

Wedding Venue Open Day at our Water View Marquee, Chepstow. Sunday 30th June

Wedding Fair Chepstow

added 19 Apr 2019

FREE Live Music at the NDAC's View Cafe Bar this Spring and Summer

Live Music Chepstow

added 26 Feb 2019

ScareCon SCAR Award Nominations for FearFest-Evil

ScareCon Scare Awards

added 17 Apr 2019

New underwater attraction lowered into place at the NDAC Chepstow

Underwater Attraction

added 26 Mar 2019

We have a vacancy for a chef at the View Cafe Bar

Chef Vacancy

added 22 Mar 2019

We have vacancies for cleaning staff at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Cleaning Staff

added 22 Mar 2019

Groundworks complete for new Wire Zip Slide lines.

Wire Groundworks

added 18 Mar 2019

Final checks on our latest underewater attraction

Underwater Attraction

added 19 Mar 2019

Rock Works & Out of Bounds Area at Southern End of NDAC Lake

Rock Works

added 25 Jan 2019

Site improvements works at the NDAC

Infrastructure Works

added 22 Jan 2019

Additional 250m of floating pontoons to be installed

New Pontoons

added 09 Jan 2019

New underwater scuba diving attraction arrives at the NDAC

Hyperbaric Chamber

added 04 Jan 2019

Toll booths will be removed from the Severn Bridges over the 14th - 19th December.

Severn Bridge

added 14 Dec 2018

National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) finalists in two categories for the Welsh Hospitality Awards 2018.

Welsh Hospitality Awards 2018

added 6 Nov 2018

FearFest-Evil Returns 2019 with 'Condemned'

Night Dives

added 3 Nov 2018

Vlogger describes FearFest-Evil as the "UK's most intense scare attraction"


added 13 Oct 2018

Deadly Dinosaurs' Steve Backshall hunting Predator X in Chepstow!

Deadly Dinosaurs

added 28 Aug 2018

We’re pleased to announce that we've delicious meals from the award winning Pasta King at our View Cafe Bar.

Pasta King at NDAC Chepstow

added 23 Aug 2018

Noah’s Ark Children’s charity raises £10,000 on the Wire Zip Slide

Noah’s Ark Children’s charity raises £10,000 on the Wire Zip Slide

added 11 Jul 2018

NDAC awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

2018 Certificate of Excellence

added 24 June 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



Opening Times

Diving Times Summer (01 April - 30 September inclusive)
Monday: CLOSED (open Bank Holdays and during School Holidays)
Tuesday: CLOSED (open during School Holidays)
Wednesday: CLOSED
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: £20.00 per person, or £15.00 for members
Personal Centre Membership: 1 year £45.00 ( £40.00 for renewals) more>

Snorkellers / Freedivers pay a reduced entry fee of £10.00

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 £15.00
Non Members Night Dive £20.00
Non Divers Free entry

Prices as of 01 Jan 2019

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