Learn to Dive at the National Diving & Activity Centre
The National Diving & Activity 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.

NDAC Dive School
Start Diving Keep Diving Teach Diving Tech Diving Bookings

NDAC Dive School

Welcome to the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School. Whether you're a complete beginner who fancies snorkelling in the pool, or a seasoned veteran who wants to progress to new depths or start instructing; we have a wide range of competitively priced courses, delivered by our experienced and qualified instructors.

Cardiff Scuba

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.

I want to learn to Dive...
If you want to 'Take the Plunge' and just give scuba diving a try you could try our Try-A-Dive Experience. If you want to get a qualification that will allow you to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 metres then our PADI Open Water Diving Courses are for you. You can even start your course online with the new PADI e-Learning system enabling you to learn to dive in the comfort of your own home! If you're stuck for a birthday gift idea, all of our courses are also available as NDAC GiftCards.

To find the course for you use the menu above and select one of the section headings

Start Diving
If you are new to diving or just starting out this is the section for you. We have a wide range of beginners courses for adults and children alike; ranging from Snorkelling to the PADI Open Water Diver. more>

Keep Diving
Once you've got the basics, now's the time to start developing your skills and trying some specialities whether you want to become an Advanced Open Water Diver, try your hand at underwater photography or sort out your Underwater Navigation skills - this is the section for you! more>

Teach Diving
As they now say "those who can, teach". If you see youself as a future diving instructor, this section has a wide range of courses from the PADI Divemaster to the IANTD Instructor qualifications. more>

Tech Diving
New gasses, new equipment and new depths! All our advanced technical dive courses can be found in this section. more>


It is also worth watching the site news pages for any special offers or promotions we may be offering.

If you have any questions about our courses, or you want training in a particular area not currently covered here please contact us or pop in for a chat about your needs.

See you in the water!

The NDAC team.


start diving
Keep Diving
Teach Diving
Technical Diving - This image was originally posted to Wikipedia by Mr Aaron at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tech_diving_decompression_stop.jpg#filelinks

'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.

NDAC giftcard

Upcoming Courses at the NDAC Dive School

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience
• 11 Nov 2017

PADI Open Water Diver
• 18-19 Nov & 25-26 Nov 17

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

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 02-03 Dec 2017

SDI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 11-12 Nov 2017

PAD/SDI Rescue Diver

• 16-17 Dec 2017 (SDI)

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

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

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

Update Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• Please contact us for further dates

PADI Deep Diver Speciality
• 04-05 Nov 2017

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality
• 10-12 Nov 2017

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

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

• 09 Nov 2017 at Cardiff Scuba

• 23 Nov2017 at NDAC

• 07 Dec 2017 at Cardiff Scuba

PADI Equipment Specialist

PADI Oxygen Provider Speciality

PADI Search and Recovery Speciality

PADI Underwater Navigators Speciality

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality

PADI Night Diver Speciality

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

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

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

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