The National Diving & Activity Centre - Inland Dive and Activity Site, Chepstow
The National Diving & Activity Centre National Diving & Activity Centre awarded 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
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

(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)
We are open for Scuba Diving Thursday-Sunday and Bank Holidays. During School Holidays we are also open Monday-Wednesday. Full opening times ›

Activity Times
Activities are open most weekends, bank holidays, selected dates during School Holidays & occasional mid week dates.
Please see our full opening times ›

Site Facilities

Diving Information

Activities & Events

Centre Information

National Diving & Activity Centre
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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.

Learn to Scuba Dive....


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

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience
• 01 Apr 2017

PADI Open Water Diver
• 11-12 Mar & 18-19 Mar 17
• 22-23 Apr & 29-30-Apr 17

SDI Open Water Diver
• 01-02 Apr & 08-09 Apr 17

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 25-26 Mar 2017
• 07-08 May 2017

SDI Advanced Open Water Diver
• 04-05 Mar 2017
• 15-16 Apr 2017

PAD/SDI Rescue Diver
• 25-26 Feb 2017 (PADI)
• 29-30 April 2017 (SDI)
• 17-18 June 2017 (PADI)
• 05-06 Aug 2017 (SDI)
• 21-22 Oct 2017 (PADI)
• 16-17 Dec 2017 (SDI)

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

Full Course (at NDAC)
• 24 Feb 2017
• 17 Mar 2017

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 02 & 09 Mar 2017
• 13 & 20 Apr 2017

Update Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 16 Mar 2017
• 28 Apr 2017

PADI Deep Diver Speciality
• 18-19 Mar 2017
• 22-23 Apr 2017

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality
• 24-26 Mar 2017

PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality
• 11 Mar 2017

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

• 23 Feb 2017 at NDAC

• 09 Mar 2017 at Cardiff Scuba

• 23 Mar 2017 at NDAC

• 06 Apr 2017 at Cardiff Scuba

• 27 Apr 2017 at NDAC


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>


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.

Activity Gift Vouchers for Segway, The Wire Zip Slide and the Giant 3G Swing are available here»


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>


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


Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Drive-In Cinema Screening Easter Chepstow


NDAC Drive in Cinema

Fri 14 Apr 2017 8:30pm

Sat 15 Apr 2017 8:30pm

Sun 16 Apr 2017 8:30pm

Mon 17 Apr 2017 8:30pm

Alice In Wonderland

FREE as Part of our Easter Weekend Mad Hatter's Tea Party

108 Minutes PGTickets

Book your cinema tickets online


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 »

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Latest News

Half Price Scuba Diving at NDAC during March.

50% Off Diving During March

added 21 Feb 2017

Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Alice in Wonderland Film Screening this Easter.

Half Price Scuba Diving

Follow the white rabbit to Wonderland this Easter and join us for a great night out. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be running from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

added 16 Feb 2017

10,000 Likes for the NDAC Facebook Page. Thanks for your support.


added 17 Feb 2017

Open Water Swimming temporarily discontinued at National Diving & Activity Centre

Swimming at NDAC

added 13 Dec 2016

Infrastructure works - development of slipway road and turning circle

development of slipway road and turning circle

added 25 Oct 2016

New Children's play area opens

New Children's play area opens

added 25 Oct 2016

Improvements to NDAC car park with 400 tonnes of chippings to fill pot holes.

Car Park Improvements

added 24 Oct 2016

Scuba Diving Courses for Winter at the NDAC Dive School

NDAC Dive School

added 17 Oct 2016

National Diving & Activity Centre awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

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

added 02 Sep 2016

We currently only have cylinders for hire whilst we upgrade our hire stock.

Scuba Equipment Hire

added 22 Apr 2016

Safety for divers around the the Freediving Pontoon

Saltfree Divers Pontoon

added 20 Apr 2016

New underwater attraction at the National Diving & Activity Centre

NDAC Underwater Attraction - Trawler

added 04 April 2016

Experience Weightlessness 245ft in the air with our Giant 3G Swing!

Giant 3G Swing

added 9 March 2016

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


Opening Times

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

The Wire Zip Slide, Segway Active & The Swing
The Wire, Giant 3G Swing & Segway are open most weekends, bank holidays, selected dates during School Holidays and occasional mid week dates.

Please check the individul activity pages for availability.

Book your place on the Wire here »

Book your place on the Giant 3G Swing here »

Book your place on the Segway Active here »

The View Cafe Bar - Opening Times
   Monday to Wednesday: Open during School Holidays.
   (Open on Cinema Screening dates, Bank Holidays & any dates the Wire/ Swing are open)

   Thursday: 0930 - 2100   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

Diver entry fee, per person £18.00 or £13.00 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

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 £13.00
Non Members night dive £18.00
Non Divers Free entry

Prices as of 29 Jun 2016