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Phased Reopening Following Covid-19 Outbreak

There will be a phased reopening of the National Diving & Activity Centre from Saturday 31st October.

Initially we'll be open for Scuba Diving Only on Saturdays and Sundays. We will be carefully limiting the numbers on the site and only be allowing divers who have pre-booked their Scuba diving.

The View Cafe Bar, Gas Room and limited Wooden Wigwam accommodation will also be available for scuba diving visitors.

Other activities will remain closed at this stage. Sadly FearFest-Evil will not be held this year.

We thank you for all your support.

Darren & Kaye

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Please be advised that the NDAC office is closed Monday to Thursday, 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.

Covid-19 Control Measures at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

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Last updated 12th August 2020

Covid-19 Control Measures at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

From Saturday 31st October we are reopening the National Diving & Activity Centre for Scuba Diving.

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When we reopen there will be a number of new procedures and measures in place throughout the site to protect our visitors and staff from Covid-19. Please ensure you have read through these and fully understand them prior to your visit.

Online Bookings

All Scuba Diving, Activities, Events and Accommodation provided by the National Diving & Activity Centre are now using an online booking system.

At this stage we are only accepting visitors who have pre-booked online for Scuba Diving

Paperless Registration Forms

Diving Declaration forms and Activity Registration forms must be completed online as part of the booking process. Without the completed online form you will not be able to take part in the activity.

Face Masks

We want you to stay safe and encourage you to bring and wear your own face covering while visiting us at the National Diving & Activity Centre. Our staff, where applicable, will also be wearing PPE.

On arrival

If you have any of the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we ask that you do not visit the National Diving & Activity Centre. If you develop any symptoms whilst at the site we request that you leave the site safely, return home and seek medical advice. Our staff may ask you about your health and any Covid19 symptoms on arrival. 

Social Distancing

The National Diving & Activity Centre is a large outdoor venue with lots of open space and fresh air for you to enjoy and keep safe.

We will follow social distancing guidelines and request that all visitors stay 2 metres apart. We will also limit the amount of close proximity you will have with our staff where practicable to do so.  

There is social distancing signage in place and where possible we'll be operating one-way systems. Some areas, such as toilets, will have limits to the number of people who can enter at any one time.

Increased Cleaning Activity

In addition to the comprehensive cleaning procedures and checks we have in place, we will increase the cleaning schedules throughout the National Diving & Activity Centre.

You will be able to find additional hand-wash, paper towels and sanitising stations that have been installed in rest areas and throughout the site. 

Where possible, shared equipment will be sanitised between each use.

Cashless Site

Scuba Diving, Activity, Event and Accommodation payments are all taken online via the website.

The remainder of the National Diving & Activity Centre operates with contactless payments only and staff no longer handle cash. This covers areas such as the View Cafe Bar, the Dive Shop, Service Shack and Gas Room. As well as the safety benefits, we believe this will be convenient for our visitors, speed up transactions and reduce queueing at the site. 

Contactless payment machines are be cleaned between transactions if staff/visitors need to use the touchpad.


For the Scuba Divers who use our buses to travel between the car park and lake, we have a number of procedures in place.

• Several buses will be made available
• Windows will be kept open for increased ventilation.
• Buses will be cleaned regularly throughout the day
• Hand sanitising stations for use prior to boarding the buses
• Face coverings will be required on the buses
• Reduced number of people on the buses
• People are welcome to walk if they feel able

These Covid-19 procedures and measures are under constant review as the Government guidelines are updated.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any specific questions or concerns please contact us.

Useful external links

NHS Coronavirus »

UK Government response »

Public Health England »


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