Scuba Diving Courses for Winter 2018 at the NDAC Dive School

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At the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School near Chepstow we have a wide range of competitively priced courses suitable for all levels of diver, from complete beginners to the highly experienced.

All recreational and technical scuba training at the NDAC Dive School is provided by Cardiff Scuba. Cardiff Scuba is a well established dive school with an outstanding reputation for teaching Scuba Diving courses. Together we are South Wales’ largest provider of Scuba Training.

Here are some of the upcoming Dive Courses taking place during Winter 2018 at The National Diving & Activity Centre. Places are limited so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Start Diving

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience

The NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience introduces you to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting you try it for yourself.

Under the guidance of a PADI professional, you will experience the thrills of swimming underwater in the safety of a swimming pool.

• 27 Oct 2018 Thornbury

• 17 Nov 2018 Thornbury

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PADI / SDI Open Water Diver

The Openwater Diver course teaches you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision anywhere in the world, to a maximum of 18 meters (12 meters for Junior divers aged 10 – 14).

• 06-07 Oct & 13-14 Oct 2018

• 27-28 Oct & 03-04 Nov 2018

• 17-18 Nov & 24-25 Nov 2018

• 08-09 Dec & 15-16 Dec 2018

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Keep Diving

Advanced Openwater Diver Course (PADI)/ Advanced Adventure Diver (SDI)

So you’ve got the skills to dive safely, now you want to explore special diving interests and gain experience.

The Advanced Openwater program allows you to customise your training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden your capabilities as a diver.

• 29 – 30 Sep 2018

• 20 – 21 Oct 2018

• 10 – 11 Nov 2018

• 01 – 02 Dec 2018

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PADI/SDI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Divers will tell you this course is both challenging and rewarding. It will take you to a new level of diving by making you more confident and prepared in the event of a diving emergency.

• 20 – 21 Oct 2018

• 15 – 16 Dec 2018

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

Creating confidence to care. Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and first aid training organisation.

The Emergency First Response course builds lay-rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency.

Full Course (at NDAC)

• 19 Oct 2018

• 23 Nov 2018

• 14 Dec 2018

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 12 & 13 Oct 2018

• 16 & 17 Nov 2018

• 07 & 08 Dec 2018

Update Course (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 26 Oct 2018

• 30 Nov 2018

• 21 Dec 2018

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PADI/SDI Deep Diver Speciality

Ever wanted to dive that one wreck that’s just out of reach? What about diving with sharks in the Red Sea but can’t get close enough? Or those colourful reef walls you’ve heard about but so far you’ve been unable to experience it for yourself.

These are just some of the reasons to complete your Deep Diver Specialty course and to go Deep Diving.

• 03 – 04 Nov 2018 (PADI)

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PADI/SDI Wreck Diver Speciality

Whether sunk intentionally or tragically, be it a sunken ship, a plane or an automobile; the call of a wreck is nearly irresistible to divers.

Through the Wreck Diver Specialty course you will learn and practice the skills and knowledge that is vital for safe wreck diving.

• 10 – 11 Nov 2018 (NDAC)

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PADI/SDI Dry Suit Diver Speciality

Want to stay warm and toasty when diving? Fed up of only going diving through the summer months? Then this is the course for you!

To become a well-seasoned UK diver, and to open up other diving possibilities like Ice Diving, becoming a Dry Suit Diver is an essential certification to have.

• 06 Oct 2018 (PADI)

• 17 Nov 2018 (SDI)

• 08 Dec 2018 (PADI)

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Tech Diving

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality / SDI Computer Nitrox Diver

Enhanced Air Nitrox, Oxygen Enriched Air, Nitrox, EANx, Safe Air, Devils Gas, Voodoo Gas… These are just some of the names it goes by.

Welcome to one of PADI/SDI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality course/SDI Computer Nitrox Diver. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no-stop time beyond the no-decompression limits for air.

Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

• 04 Oct 2018 at Cardiff Scuba

• 08 Nov 2018 at Cardiff Scuba

• 22 Nov 2018 at NDAC

• 06 Dec 2018 at Cardiff Scuba

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Experience has shown that Technical Diving Courses often need to be tailored to the individual, so please get in touch to discuss suitable dates.

TDI Intro to Tech

TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox

TDI Extended Range

TDI Trimix

TDI Advanced Trimix

TDI Air Diluent Rebreather Diver

TDI Air Diluent Deco Procedures Rebreather Diver


For further dates please visit the Dive School section of the website.

If you have any questions please Contact the NDAC Dive School.



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