The National Diving & Activity Centre

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National Diving & Activity Centre
Tidenham
Chepstow
Gloucestershire
NP16 7LH
 
Tel: 01291 630 046
Fax: 01291 630 850
 
email

Please be advised that the NDAC 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.


The site

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For the past 12 months we have been is discussions with numerous organisations such as The Parish Council of Tidenham, The Ramblers Association, The Forest of Dean District Council Tourism and Marketing Department, Gloucestershire County Council, Sustrans and The Regional Development Agency (RDA).


The National Diving & Activity Centre is proud to announce that a master plan document and outline planning application has now been lodged with The Forest of Dean District Council Planning Department.

 

The short to medium term plan is for the centre obviously involves a large financial investment, which, with consultation with the local planning authority, is scheduled to take upto a period of five years to potentially complete. Initially we are looking towards an outline planning application that will allow the site to develop a 122-bed hotel on site, Numerous Diving Lodges and Bunkhouse Accommodation and a complete new Modern Facilities Building.

We will be looking at bringing on the facilities building in the short term development of the site, which will include doubling the size of the shop, a shower block, classrooms, extended catering facilities and an upstairs viewing area looking over the side of the quarry. The images show views of the proposed facilities building.

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NW View of facilities building
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We will be looking at bringing on the facilities building in the short term development of the site, which will include doubling the size of the shop, a shower block, classrooms, extended catering facilities and an upstairs viewing area looking over the side of the quarry.

We are going to work on the initial phases of construction of the site into what will probably become one of the foremost inland diving centres in Europe, and certainly in the U.K. as it has a range of depths from 0-9, 9-18, 26, 45, 50 and 80 metres, all of which are be marked with buoys and trapeze where appropriate and necessary.

The shallower waters have all you would expect in the way of attractions on the bottom, whilst the deeper waters have been kept clear of any possible obstructions. The site is well stocked with Perch and Pike.

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We have conducted market research into your likes and dislikes, and arranged the centre's facilities to make life for you as easy as possible. The water's edge can be reached by walking, or using the two courtesy vehicles that will take you and your kit from the parking areas to the pontoons every 20 minutes or so.

The water is accessed by 144 metres of pontoons with kit trolleys available, and configured to give maximum access and exit points, and the least amount of swimming!

As you would expect, the centre has full rescue facilities such a rescue boat, first aid equipment, portable oxygen equipment and fully trained staff. The centre has classrooms for instructor and club use, training tank, shop, a brand new state of the art gas room, hire equipment, cafe, changing rooms and toilets, etc.

As the development and planning programme moves forward we will continue to inform you of the progress the site is making. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed changes to the site we would love to hear from you. Click here for our contact page.

copyright Andy Purcell 2005 andy@focusonwildlife.org.uk


 

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