Learn to Dive at the National Diving & Activity Centre
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(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)

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Activities are open most weekends, bank holidays, selected dates during School Holidays & occasional mid week dates.

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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
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NDAC Dive School

Welcome to the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School. Whether you're a complete beginner who fancies a try-dive 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 / SDI Open Water Diving Courses Openwater 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 beginner's courses for adults and children alike; ranging from Try-Dives to the PADI/SDI 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, an SDI Advanced Adventure 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.


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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
• 27 Oct 2018
• 17 Nov 2018

PADI Open Water Diver
• 06-07 & 13-14 Oct 2018
• 17-18 & 24-25 Nov 2018

SDI Open Water Diver
• 27-28 Oct & 03-04 Nov 2018
• 08-09 & 15-16 Dec 2018

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 20 - 21 Oct 2018
• 01 - 02 Dec 2018

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver
• 29 - 30 Sep 2018
• 10 - 11 Nov 2018
• 22 - 23 Dec 2018

PAD/SDI Rescue Diver
• 20 - 21 Oct 2018 (PADI)
• 15 - 16 Dec 2018 (SDI)

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

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

PADI / SDI Deep Diver Speciality
• 03 - 04 Nov 2018 (PADI)

PADI / SDI Wreck Diver Speciality
• 10 - 11 Nov 2018 (NDAC)

PADI / SDI Dry Suit Diver Speciality
• 06 Oct 2018 (PADI)
• 17 Nov 2018 (SDI)
• 08 Dec 2018 (PADI)

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality / SDI Computer Nitrox Diver

• 04 Oct 2018 at Cardiff Scuba
• 08 Nov 2018 at Cardiff Scuba
• 22 Nov 2018 at NDAC
• 06 Dec 2018 at Cardiff Scuba

PADI Equipment Specialist

PADI Oxygen Provider Speciality

PADI/SDI Search and Recovery Speciality

PADI/SDI Underwater Navigators Speciality

PADI/SDI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality

PADI/SDI 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

Pool Based Rebreather Try-Dive
Thornbury Leisure Centre (Sundays)
• 07 Oct 2018
• 28 Oct 2018
• 18 Nov 2018
• 09 Dec 2018

Fitzalan High School Pool (Wednesdays)
• 17 Oct 2018
• 07 Nov 2018
• 19 Dec 2018

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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