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Diving Times

(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)

Activity Times

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.

Anytime, anywhere, Learn to Scuba Dive. eLearning

eLearning with NDAC

Get started with PADI eLearning

Learning to scuba dive has never been more convenient!
Whether you're on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with the National Diving and Activity Centre.

The course
Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and practical application (skills,techniques, methods).

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need.

You will develop the remaining skills by actually diving with your Instructor at the NDAC.

While you're working through the PADI Open Water Diver course online or after you complete all the segments, you can print your eLearning Record and bring it down to the centre to start your underwater adventures.

Get started
After enrolling, PADIís eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading.

Short quizzes let you self-test your progress, and review and correct anything you might have missed. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

Completing the course
To complete your course you will then need to book a PADI e-Referral course with the NDAC which will be charged separately.

This will include some additional charges for in-water training and equipment rental and your Instructor will also assist you if you want to start investing in your own personal set of equipment, along with the required purchase of a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) and a log book.

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Convenient online access

Convenient online access
to knowledge development course material for one year.

PADI Open Water Manual

Unlimited & unrestricted access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual.

At your own pace complete knowledge assessments, quizzes & the exam.

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$120 / £60

Payment is a universal $120 (about £60) for eLearning via PADI's secure online payment system. more>

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PADI eLearning

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