Learn to Scuba Dive at the National Diving & Activity Centre with the ScubaQuest Dive School, based in Chepstow

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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
Tidenham
Chepstow
Gloucestershire
NP16 7LH
 
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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.

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Try Dive

Course Code NDAC-TD

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience
Have you ever thought about scuba diving to see what it’s like?  The ‘Try Dive’ Experience is a great way to find out. Using all the equipment you would use as a qualified diver, it is an easy and relaxed introduction to scuba diving and the underwater world, letting you try it for yourself, in a highly supervised manner.

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

This course is held on a Sunday morning at Thornbury Leisure Centre's Pool.

For the more adventurous ‘try diver’ we can offer a try dive at the NDAC on selected Saturday mornings in the summer months, however these will be weather, water temperature and underwater visibility dependent. All try dives held at NDAC are restricted to a depth of 6m.

Please contact the dive school to discuss your requirements further.

 

 

 

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates

09:00 – 10:30

Thornbury - October-May
Meet at Thornbury Leisure Centre for 9am for paperwork and to have a briefing for the session starting a 10am. The session should be completed by 11:30am

NDAC - June-October
Meet at the NDAC for 9am for paperwork and to have a briefing for the session starting a 10am and should be completed by 11:30am.

£35*

*For Try Dive experiences at the NDAC there is an £18.00 entry charge to the site –payable on the day by all students.

Minimum Ages: 10 yrs.

No previous diving experience required. However you must be able to swim to take part in this session.

Review, complete and sign all course documents prior to in-water training.

Directions to Pool > (Thornbury Leisure Centre)

Directions to National Diving & Activity Centre >

2019 COURSES

Sun 20th Jan

Sun 3rd Feb

Sun 3rd Mar

Sun 31st Mar

Sun 28th Apr

Sun 2nd Jun

Sun 7th Jul

Sun 4th Aug

Sun 1st Sep

Sun 13th Sep

Sun 3rd Nov

Sun 1st Dec

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Openwater Diver (PADI or SDI)

Course Code NDAC-PADI-OWD or NDAC-SDI-OWD

PADI 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).

Earning your Openwater Diver certification is the beginning of your scuba diving journey. As a certified diver, you will be able to enjoy fabulous dive destinations, meet exciting people and experience unparalleled adventure. Then, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.

We are providing this certification through either SDI (Scuba Divers International) or PADI. Both agency certifications are equally valid and recognised worldwide. Please enquire at the centre if you require your training to be through a specific agency.

The Open Water Course is run over two consecutive weekends (unless otherwise stated).

Weekend One - Theory (Saturday) and Pool Dives (Sunday).
Weekend Two - 4 Openwater Qualifying Dives at NDAC.


The pool dives are held at the ‘Dive Pit’ at Thornbury Leisure Centre

The theory session and qualifying dives are held at the National Diving & Activity Centre.


Please note: The Open Water Dive sessions at the NDAC will be weather, water temperature and underwater visibility dependent.

If you wish, you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with SDI and PADI eLearning. However, you will be required to take a formal multi-choice review question paper at a formal classroom session.

Accommodation is available at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village >

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates

This Course takes place over two weekends as follows

Weekend 1
Saturday
Held at NDAC
Arrive at the NDAC for 08:50. The theory class starts at 09:00 and will finish at approximately 17:00.

Sunday
Held at Thornbury Leisure Centre's Pool
Arrive at Thornbury Leisure Centre for 09:00 to begin equipment set-up and have a briefing for the pool session. The day ends around 16:00.

Weekend 2
Saturday and Sunday
Held at NDAC
Open Water Qualifying Dives at NDAC 08:30-15:00

Please note: For open water dives at the NDAC there is an £18.00 per day entry charge to the site - payable on the day by all students.  This is not included in the course fee.

£400

The course cost includes all educational materials, equipment, tuition and certification. 


 

You MUST be able to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes to take part in this course.

Minimum age - 15 years old (10 years old for Junior Divers).

All documentation must be completed, reviewed and signed prior to any in water training.

Accommodation is available at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village >

Directions to the Swimming Pool > (Thornbury Leisure Centre)

Directions to the National Diving & Activity Centre >

2019 COURSES

Sat 19th Jan 2019

Sat 2nd Feb 2019

Sat 2nd Mar 2019

Sat 30th Mar 2019

Saturday 27th April – OW dives Weekend commencing 11th May 2019

Saturday 1st June - OW dives Weekend commencing 15th June 2019

Sat 6th Jul 2019

Sat 3rd Aug 2019

Sat 31st Aug 2019

Sat 12th Sep 2019

Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Sat 30th Nov 2019

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