The National Diving & Activity Centre will be open for Scuba Diving throughout the School Easter Holidays, Monday to Sunday.
These special opening times will run from Thursday 6th April until Sunday 23rd April, before returning to normal opening days/times.
• Monday to Friday: 0930 – 1700
• Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday 0800 – 1800
We look forward to seeing you in the water!
Due to ongoing site works taking place at the National Diving and Activity Centre, we have taken the decision to close the Wire Zip Slide until Friday 14th April 2017.
Anyone with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We will be firing up the BBQ on the decked veranda of our View Café Bar over the weekend of 8th & 9th April 2017.
We’re expecting great weather, so why not pop in and enjoy a meal from our BBQ menu and enjoy the stunning views over the quarry lake.
Please be aware that the alarm on the pontoon will be temporarily out of action for a few weeks whilst we upgrade our systems.
Our minibus drivers will be on hand throughout the day should anyone need assistance.
The National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from Monday 20th March until 1600hrs on Friday 24th March 2017.
Scuba Diving resumes at the site on Saturday 25th March 2017.
General site infrastructure works are taking place and 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 25th March 2017.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have been sent an interesting old document containing maps and photos of the National Diving & Activity site in it’s former life as ‘Dayhouse Quarry’ in Tidenham, Chepstow.
Here are some pictures that may be of interest! (Click on the photos for a larger version)
Old Map of the site, prior to the quarry.
Old Map compared to a more recent view.
March Special Offer for Scuba Divers
As a big thank you for your continued support and loyalty throughout these colder months, we have decided to reduce our Scuba Diving entrance price from Thursday 2nd to Friday 31st March by a massive 50%
This means that our members will only have to pay £6.50 for a day’s unlimited diving with us and non members will have to pay just £9.00.
No catches – just turn up, book in and scuba dive for half the normal price!
Join the Event on Facebook here >
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from the NDAC.
Normal entry requirements for Scuba Diving apply.
Please note that the site is closed for diving on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March due to site infrastructure works.Details »
We are really pleased to announce that the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) has reached 10,000 Likes on it’s Facebook Page.
There has been a massive boost in popularity of the site with all the recent investment, and exciting events. In the last year we’ve had an extra 2,500 likes, a great achievement.
We created our new Facebook page in February 2011 and it has proved a very popular way of staying in touch with everyone.
Please continue to share your stories, photos and videos with us as we love seeing them.
If you haven’t already liked us you can do so in the sidebar on the right, or by visiting the NDAC Facebook Page.
Follow the white rabbit to Wonderland this Easter and join us for a great night out at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
"We’re all Mad here!"
Get together with your friends or family, dress up and and embrace the fantasy experience of a Mad Hatters Tea Party at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow. You might even see the Mad Hatter himself with Alice!
"Eat me… Drink Me"
There will be food and drinks, lots of fun, a complimentary glass of Prosecco with strawberry for the adults and a small gift for each child.
The Mad Hatters Tea Party will be held in the Water View Marquee, with breathtaking views over our lake and specially dressed for the occasion. The room will be decked out with vintage china, cake stands, teapots, bunting and themed decorations.
Following the Tea Party you can enjoy watching Johnny Depp star as the Mad Hatter at a FREE screening of Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland at our Drive-In Cinema.
All of this for just £20 per person.
- Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with tea, coffee, juices, sandwiches and cakes.
- Includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco with strawberry for the adults.
- Free entry to see Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland at our Drive-In Cinema (8:30pm).
- Fancy dress or Vintage outfits are optional.
- Small gift for each child.
"Don’t be late
for this very important date"
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be running from Good Friday to Easter Monday
Friday 14th April 2017(Good Friday)
Saturday 15th April 2017
Sunday 16th April 2017(Easter Sunday)
- Monday 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday)
Spaces available – Book this date»
"The time, the time,
who’s got the time?"
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party starts at 6:45pm.
The Alice In Wonderland Drive-In Cinema screening will start at 8:30pm.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don’t much care where –"
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Follow the rabbit hole to Wonderland at the National Diving & Activity Centre, just outside Chepstow on the A48
National Diving & Activity Centre
Why not make a night of it? – We offer overnight accommodation in our Wooden Wigwam Village, with a range of wigwams to suit all budgets.
If you have any questions about this event please contact us via our online form, or by calling
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.
There has been some confusion and comments recently about the experience level required to swim at the National Diving & Activity Centre, and our policy to only allow wetsuit diving during the Winter months.
This has prompted us to begin a full review of Open Water Swimming at the site so that we can tailor it for the needs of our users whilst maintaining a safe environment.
The safety of our swimmers is our priority and we are working with the Royal Life Saving Society to develop a new set of rules and regulations for open water swimming at the site. We expect to have this in place around April 2017.
Until these changes have been finalised we have made the difficult decision to temporarily discontinue open water swimming at the National Diving & Activity Centre for the next few months, effective from 13 December 2016.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our regular Swimmers and hope that you will return in 2017.