The National Diving & Activity Centre

Diving/Swim Times

(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)

Activity Times
Activities are open weekends, bank holidays, selected dates during School Holidays & occasional mid week dates.
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Xmas Opening Times
Christmas & New Year Opening Times

We will be closed from 4pm on Sunday 18th December 2016 and will reopen on Thursday 4th January 2017
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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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PADI Divemaster Course
Course Code NDAC-PADI-DM

Divemaster Course
Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You will put this knowledge into action through our internship scheme.

 

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates

As this is an internship, the course duration is subject to your availability for attendance at the NDAC.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

£350

Minimum age – 18 years old.

Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.

Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.

Proof of Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) training (or other qualifying CPR/First Aid training) within the last 24 months.

Have completed and logged at least 20 dives.

Submit medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months.

The next induction weekend for aspiring dive professionals is to be confirmed.

The Induction weekend is planned as a series of presentations to aspiring dive professionals, mostly to discuss exactly how the professional training will run with our training program and courses.

Divemaster candidate intakes take place several times per year. Contact us for further information.

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PADI Assistant Instructor Course
Course Code NDAC-PADI-AI

Assistant Instructor Course
Are you looking to do something extraordinary? To do something only others dream of? Take a step into the world of teaching others what you love… diving!

The road to becoming a PADI Instructor can be intense and not everyone has the time to complete the Instructor Development Course (IDC) all at once. Becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor allows you to break down the IDC to fit around your family, work and personal commitments.

As a PADI Assistant Instructor you work in partnership with a PADI Instructor to provide student divers with quality knowledge and skill development during PADI programs. The teaching skills you will develop during your training will allow you to independently conduct several PADI programs.

Accommodation is available at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village >

 

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates
4 Days

£350
Tuition cost only. This does not include the required course materials.

 

Minimum age – 18 years old.

Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or leadership-level with another diver training organisation (please contact Lee for details on qualifying credentials).

Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months i.e. HSE Diver Medical.

Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged 60 dives showing experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

Proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months.

If not a PADI Divemaster, you will need to successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment.

The next induction weekend for aspiring dive professionals is to be confirmed.

The Induction weekend is planned as a series of presentations to aspiring dive professionals, mostly to discuss exactly how the professional training will run with our training program and courses.

Custom courses are available on demand throughout the year to suit your time schedule. Contact us for further details and to arrange a date.

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PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
Course Code NDAC-PADI-IDC

Instructor Course
Ever wanted to share the thrills and fun of diving with others? Being a PADI Divemaster isn’t enough for you? Then join the worlds leading diver certification organisation and get in shape to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) rating is the first PADI Instructor level attained by dive professionals.

During your IDC training (or OWSI training if your already a PADI Assistant Instructor), you will review PADI Standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods as well as hone your practical teaching ability, watermanship and diving knowledge.

After successfully completing a PADI Instructor Examination (IE), OWSIs take responsibility for introducing people to scuba diving through various PADI programs and courses.

Teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster (except for specialities which require specific Speciality Instructor ratings).

Accommodation is available at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village >

 

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates

IDC (AI & OSWI sections) – 8 days.

OSWI section only – 5 days.

IDC - £550

OWSI - £399
(Tuition costs only. These do not include the required course materials).

 

Minimum age – 18 years old.

Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or leadership-level with another diver training organisation (please contact Lee for details on qualifying credentials).

Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months i.e. HSE Diver Medical.

Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged 60 dives showing experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

Proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months.

If not a PADI Divemaster, you will need to successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment.

 

The next induction weekend for aspiring dive professionals is to be confirmed.

The Induction weekend is planned as a series of presentations to aspiring dive professionals, mostly to discuss exactly how the professional training will run with our training program and courses.

We try to run our IDCs as close as possible to the PADI Instructor Examinations (IE). Please Contact us for details.

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Emergency First Response Instructor Course
Course Code NDAC-PADI-EFRI

Emergency First Response Instructor Course
During the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others.

The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. (Region-specific courses including First Aid at Work Asia Pacific and First Aid at Work Great Britain require additional training.) Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.

The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students' hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.

What do I need to start?
To enrol on the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.

What will I do?
You'll learn how to conduct the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) courses and Care For Children. You’ll also learn to conduct the recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management skills.

Accommodation is available at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village >

 

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates

8 Hours or 2 Days

£375 excluding materials

£155 for EFR Instructor Pack

EFR + CFC (Care for Children) or Equivalent from other Agency. Or being a professional medical person.

 

The next induction weekend for aspiring dive professionals is to be confirmed.

The Induction weekend is planned as a series of presentations to aspiring dive professionals, mostly to discuss exactly how the professional training will run with our training program and courses.

Custom courses are available on demand throughout the year to suit your time schedule. Contact us for further details and to arrange a date.

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PSAI Instructor Courses
Course Code NDAC-PSAI-IC

PSAI Instructor Courses
This Program is designed to train competent sport diving instructors to teach at all levels of technical courses.

 

 

Duration Cost Previous Experience/ Notes Dates

3 - 5 Days

£500

Contact us at the centre and have a chat to discuss your requirements.

Accommodation is available at the NDAC Wooden Wigwam Village >

 

Custom courses are available on demand throughout the year to suit your time schedule. Contact us for further details and to arrange a date.

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