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RoSPA Member
FIDS - Federation of Inland Dive Sites
NDAC Servicing
SITA - The Scuba Industries Trade Association
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association
PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Diving Times

Full opening times

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Please be advised that the NDAC 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.

Learn to Scuba Dive....


Upcoming Courses for the next few months at the NDAC Dive School many more online >

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience

• 13 Feb 2016

• 12 Mar 2016

• 23 Apr 2016

PADI Open Water Diver

20-21 Feb & 27-28 Feb 16
Fully Booked

12-13 Mar & 19-20 Mar 16
Fully Booked

• 02-03 Apr & 09-10 Apr 16
Fully Booked

• 23-24 Apr & 30 Apr-01 May 16

The Open Water courses are filling up fast, for furter dates please click here »

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

• 13-14 Feb 2016

• 05-06 Mar 2016

• 26-27 Mar 2016

• 16-17 Apr 2016

PADI Rescue Diver

• 27-28 Feb 2016

• 30 Apr-01 May 2016

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

Full Course (at NDAC)
• 26 Feb 2016

• 18 Mar 2016

• 15 Apr 2016

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 21 & 28 Jan 2016

• 11 & 18 Feb 2016

• 03 & 10 Mar 2016

• 14 & 21 Apr 2016

Update Course (at Cardiff Scuba)

• 12 Feb 2016

• 17 Mar 2016

PADI Deep Diver Speciality

• 19-20 Mar 2016

• 23-24 Apr 2016

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality

• 25-27 Mar 2016

PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality

• 20-21 Feb 2016

• 12-13 Mar 2016

• 02 Apr 2016

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

• 11 Feb 2016 at Cardiff Scuba

• 25 Feb 2016 at NDAC

• 10 Mar 2016 at Cardiff Scuba

• 24 Mar 2016 at NDAC

• 07 Apr 2016 at Cardiff Scuba

• 28 Apr 2016 at NDAC


Scuba Equipment Hire

Ooops I forgot my. . .
We’ve all done it, you travel for hours to your favorite dive destination only to realise that you’ve forgotten an essential bit of kit

If you cannot blag from your buddies you’d be taking an early visit to the pub or you’d sit in the car all alone with a thermos of tea whilst everyone else has all the fun.

If this sounds a little familiar or if you simply don’t own a full set of kit yet, the team at NDAC now provide a kit hire service with pretty much everything you could want! more>


NDAC Dive Equipment Servicing

Regular servicing of your equipment is very important for safe and reliable performance and to ensure your expensive kit has a long life.

To help our customers we are offering an onsite equipment servicing and repair service. For further details of the specific equipment servicing available at the centre and prices please visit our servicing information page. more>

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow has been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Please let us know how your visit was


The NDAC Wooden Wigwams are here! Click for further information
Book your NDAC Wooden Wigwam Now!


Site Plans for the NDAC


The View Cafe Bar opens at the NDAC on Friday 6th April 2012


Location of NDAC


The Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

The Wire Zip Slide is now available for bookings at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.

Book on the Wire

The Wire is one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the NDAC Quarry.

Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry.

Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour this exhilarating ride will take your breath away!

Book a place on the Wire Zip Slide >

List of available dates >

Follow The Wire on Twitter @TheWireChepstow

70 Double Decker Busses Long


UK Dive Centre Membership Card

Find out about the savings that can be made through Membership of the National Diving & Activity Centre >


UK Dive Centre Membership Card

Stuck for gift ideas?
'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.


Saltfree Freediving at NDAC

SaltFree are a group of freedivers and their scuba safety team united by a love for plunging into the depths of the National Diving and Activity Centre. more>





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Latest News

NDAC will be closed for a private booking from Monday 15th February to 2pm on Friday 19th February 2016


added 1 Dec 2015

Ditch the cheap chocolates and petrol station flowers this Valentine's Day.
We are offering a 15% discount on the NEW Giant 3G Swing, The Wire Zip Slide and Flyboarding.

Love is in the Air

added 5 Feb 2016

triSUP Dragon Triathlon featuring Stand Up Paddle Boards, Run & Cycle at the NDAC Sunday 8th May 2016

TriSUP Triathlon Featuring Stand Up Paddle Boards

added 27 Jan 2016

Scuba Diving Courses for January to April 2016 at the NDAC Dive School

NDAC Dive School

added 10 Jan 2016

The Wire Zip Slide dates released for 2016

The Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

added 04 Dec 2015

7,000 likes for NDAC Facebook Page

6,000 Facebook Likes

added 26 Nov 2015

Sam Amps, Saltfree & NDAC Feature on BBC 2 Science Show

6,000 Facebook Likes

added 29 Sep 2015

Special Effects Student builds model of NDAC Wooden Wigwam

Wooden Wigwam Model

added 05 Sep 2015

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

added 21 Aug 2015

View Cafe Bar awarded 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.

Food Hygiene Rating 5 Stars for View Cafe Bar Chepstow

added 18 Aug 2015

73 year old daredevil Ray Woodcock takes on a record breaking 500ft water touch bungee jump at the NDAC >

NDAC Drive-In Cinema Experience

added 01 Jul 2015

We have some great prices on MUVI VEHO Camcorders and products in the NDAC Dive Shop >


added 29 Apr 2015

British underwater photography competition winners featured in the Guardian (including a shot from the NDAC!)

British underwater photography competition winners featured in the Guardian (including a shot from the NDAC!)

added 27 Apr 2014

Improvements to the Wire Zip Slide complete. >

Wire Zip Slide

added 10 Mar 2015



Opening Times:

Diving/Swimming Times Winter (01 October - 31 March inclusive) 
Monday - Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 0930 -1700
Friday: 0930 -1700
Saturday: 0800 - 1700
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 0800 - 1700
Clear of water by 1600

The Wire Zip Slide
The Wire Zip Slide is now open for specific weekend & occasional mid-week bookings, Click here for a list of available dates.

Book your place on the Wire here >

The View Cafe Bar - Opening Times
   Monday: CLOSED (Open on Cinema Screening dates)
   Tuesday: CLOSED (Open on Cinema Screening dates)
   Wednesday: CLOSED (Open on Cinema Screening dates)
   Thursday: 0930 - 2100
   Friday: 0930 - 2300
   Saturday 0700 - 2300
   Sunday & Bank Holidays: 0700 - 2100

   Breakfast: 0930 - 1100 (0700 - 1100 at weekends)
   Lunch: 1100 - 1800
   Dinner: 1800 - 2100
   Bar open: 1100 - 2100 (2300 Friday & Saturday)


Prices for

Entry fee, per person 16.00 or £11.00 for members
Personal Centre Membership; 1 year 35.00 (Membership renewals only £30.00) more>

Snorkellers / Freedivers pay a reduced entry fee of £7.50

Open Water Swimmers pay a reduced entry fee of £5.00

Kayakers and Canoeists pay a reduced entry fee of £7.50
If you would like to Canoe or Kayak at the NDAC please pre-book first by contacting us via phone or email

Classroom 25.00 per half day / 50.00 per full day (hourly rate can be agreed).

Night Dives
NDAC Members night dive £11.00
Non Members night dive £16.00
Non Divers Free entry

Prices as of 01 Jan 2013