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Diving Times

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National Diving & Activity Centre
NP16 7LH
Tel: 01291 630 046

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 at the NDAC Dive School many more online >

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience

• 10 Jan 2015

• 21 Feb 2105

• 14 Mar 2015

PADI Open Water Diver

• 10-11 & 17-18 Jan 15

• 31 Jan - 1 Feb & 07-08 Feb 15

• 21-22 Feb 15 & 28 Feb - 1 Mar 15

• 14-15 & 21-22 Mar 15

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

• 26, 27-28 Dec 2014

• 03-04 Jan 2015

• 24-25 Jan 2015

• 14-15 Feb 2015

• 07-08 Mar 2015

• 28-29 Mar 2015

PADI Rescue Diver

• 26, 28-29 Feb 2015

• 30 Apr, 2-3 May 2015

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

Full Course (at NDAC)
• 16 Jan 2015

• 27 Feb 2015

• 20 Mar 2015

Full Course (at Cardiff Scuba)
• 22 & 29 Jan 2015

• 12 & 19 Feb 2015

• 05 & 12 Mar 2015

Update Course
• 16 Jan 2015

• 13 Feb 2015

• 20 Mar 2015

PADI Deep Diver Speciality

• 31 Jan - 01 Feb 2015

• 21 - 22 Mar 2015

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality

• 06 - 08 Feb 2015

• 27 - 29 Mar 2015

PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality

• 10 - 11 Jan 2015

• 21 - 22 Feb 2015

• 14 - 15 Mar 2015

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality

• 08 Jan 2015 at Cardiff Scuba

• 29 Jan 2015 at NDAC

• 12 Feb 2015 at Cardiff Scuba

• 26 Feb 2015 at NDAC

• 12 Mar 2015 at Cardiff Scuba

• 26 Mar 2015 at NDAC


NDAC Drive in Cinema

Mon 22nd Dec 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Tue 23rd Dec 4:30pm & 7:30pm


Wed 24th Dec 7:30pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

101 Minutes PG Book Tickets

Sun 28th Dec 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Mon 29th Dec 7:30pm

The Hangover
Part 2

102 Minutes 18 Book Tickets

Tue 30th Dec 7:30pm
Wednesday 31st December

Mama Mia

Thu 1st Jan 2015 7:30pm
Fri 2nd Jan 2015 7:30pm


Friday 23rd January 2015 7:30pm


98 Minutes 12A Book Tickets

Saturday 24th January 2015 6:30pm
Saturday 24th January 2015 9:30pm


89 Minutes 12 Book Tickets

Friday 06th February 2015 7:30pm


166 Minutes 15 Book Tickets

Saturday 14th February 2015 6:30pm
Saturday 14th February 2015 9:30pm
Valentine's Day

Grand Budapest Hotel

97 Minutes 15 Book Tickets

Monday 16th February 2015 4:30pm 
Monday 16th February 2015 7:30pm
Half Term Special

The Lego Movie

100 Minutes U Book Tickets

Tuesday 17th February 2015 4:30pm
Tuesday 17th February 2015 7:30pm
Half Term Special

How to train your dragon 2

100 Minutes PG Book Tickets

Wednesday 18th February 2015 4:30pm
Wednesday 18th February 2015 7:30pm
Half Term Special


93 Minutes PG Book Tickets

Thursday 19th February 2015 4:30pm
Thursday 19th February 2015 7:30pm
Half Term Special

Mr Peabody & Sherman

97 Minutes U Book Tickets

Friday 20th February 2015 4:30pm
Friday 20th February 2015 7:30pm
Half Term Special

Horrid Henry the Movie

93 Minutes U Book Tickets

Friday 6th Mar 2015 7:30pm


101 Minutes 12A Book Tickets

Saturday 7th Mar 2015 6:00pm
Saturday 7th Mar 2015 9:30pm


115 Minutes 15 Book Tickets

Book your cinema tickets online


Water Walker Zorb Balls Experience at the NDAC Chepstow Book Water Walker


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


Location of NDAC


Site Plans for the NDAC


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>

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 >

Buy a Gift Voucher for the Wire Zip Slide >

List of available dates >

Follow The Wire on Twitter @TheWireChepstow

70 Double Decker Busses Long


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


chilli divers - they're here


PADI E-Learning


NDAC Scuba Site Rules

NDAC Diving Site Rules
Yawn! Yes we know that they’re not the most exciting part of scuba diving but they’re extremely important nonetheless.

NDAC Diving Site Rules

NDAC Emergency Procedure Information>


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>




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Take a look at the range of Christmas films showing at the NDAC Drive-In Cinema: Elf, Frozen & How The Grinch Stole Christmas >

NDAC Drive-In Cinema Experience

added 30 Nov 2014

Celebrate Christmas at the View Cafe Bar, Chepstow

Bookings are now being taken for Christmas dinner/ lunch between the 1st & 23rd December 2014.

Celebrate Christmas at the View Cafe Bar

added 27 Nov 2014

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2014/2015 >

NDAC Christmas opening times

added 18 Nov 2014

Scuba Santas 2014 was a great success, see the photos online >

NDAC Scuba Santas Event

added 17 Dec 2014

Learn to Scuba Dive at the NDAC Dive School. Here are the upcoming scuba diving courses for Winter at the NDAC Dive School >

NDAC Dive School

added 1 Dec 2014

Next Night Dive is Saturday 17th January 2015 >

NDAC Night Dives

added 06 Dec 2014

New to the NDAC is the Board-Easy Deco-Stop >

Board-Easy Deco-Stop

added 12 Nov 2014

Night Dive Dates for Winter 2014/2015 announced >

NDAC Night Dives

added 20 Oct 2014

Job Vacancies available at the NDAC. We currently have a vacancy for a part time cleaner.

Jobs at NDAC

added 15 Oct 2014

The Wire Zip Slide dates released for Winter 2014 and New Year

The Wire Zip Slide Chepstow

added 13 Oct 2014

4,000 'Likes' for NDAC Facebook Page, thanks for all your support! >

4,000 Likes for NDAC

added 26 Sep 2014

Red Bull publish POV Freedive Video from NDAC Quarry

Red Bull publish POV Freedive Video from NDAC Quarry

added 21 Aug 2014

Wristband system for divers visiting the NDAC.

Wristbands for Divers

added 13 July 2014

Petition to restore the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern for a shared use path >

Liquivision Trade in Offer

added 26 June 2014

200ft of new pontoon space at NDAC diving quarry

200ft of new pontoon space at NDAC diving quarry

added 19 Apr 2014

NDAC Director features in Soldier Magazine

Soldier Magazine

added 17 Apr 2014

Hope Support Services Team Building Day at the NDAC >

Hope Support Services Team Building Day at the NDAC

added 14 Apr 2014

Segway Active is open and available for bookings now >

Segway Active at the NDAC

added 08 Mar 2014

£0.5 Million Investment for NDAC in 2014 >

£0.5 Million Pound investment at NDAC

added 16 Jan 2014

Meet Caroline, the latest diving attraction at the NDAC >

Caroline, Trawler

added 3 Nov 2013

View Cafe Bar awarded 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.

Marine Conservation Society

added 31 Jul 2013


Opening Times:

Christmas Opening Times 2014/2015 »NDAC Santa

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 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)

Diving/Swimming Times Summer (01 April - 31 September inclusive
Monday - Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 0930 -1700
Friday: 0930 -1700
Saturday: 0800 - 1800
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 0800 - 1800
Clear of water 1 hour before end of session


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