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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. Evening meals at the View Cafe Bar must be pre-booked in advance.

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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National Diving & Activity Centre
NP16 7LQ

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.

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NDAC Dive School

Welcome to the National Diving & Activity Centre Dive School. Whether you're a complete beginner who fancies a try-dive in the pool, or a seasoned veteran who wants to progress to new depths or start instructing; we have a wide range of competitively priced courses, delivered by our experienced and qualified instructors.


All recreational and technical scuba training at the NDAC Dive School is provided by ScubaQuest Ltd.

Based at the National Diving & Activity Centre, ScubaQuest is run by highly experienced instructors and divemasters who focus on the safety and quality of your dive training, to provide the best student experience possible.

ScubaQuest can offer courses, support and advice for an extensive range of recreational and technical diving from a range of agencies including Scuba Diving International (SDI), Technical Diving International (TDI) and PADI.

I want to learn how to dive

If you want to 'Take the Plunge' and just give scuba diving a try you could try our Try Dive Experience. If you want to get a qualification that will allow you to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 metres then our SDI / PADI Open Water Courses are for you. You can even start your course online with the e-Learning system enabling you to learn to dive in the comfort of your own home!

To find the course for you use the menu above and select one of the section headings.


Start Diving

If you are new to diving or just starting out this is the section for you. We have beginner's courses for adults and children alike; ranging from Try-Dives to the PADI/SDI Open Water Diver. more>

Keep Diving

Once you've got the basics, now's the time to start developing your skills and trying some specialities whether you want to become an Advanced Open Water Diver, an SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, try your hand at underwater photography or sort out your Underwater Navigation skills - this is the section for you! more>


Teach Diving

"Those who can, teach", so if you see youself as a future dive professional, this section has a wide range of courses from the SDI and PADI Divemaster to Instructor qualifications. more>


Tech Diving

New gasses, new equipment and new depths! All our advanced technical open circuit and CCR dive courses can be found in this section. more>

It is also worth watching the site news pages for any special offers or promotions we may be offering.

If you have any questions about our courses, or you want training in a particular area not currently covered here please contact us or pop in to our offices at the National Diving & Activity Centre for a chat.

As we are based on site at the National Diving & Activity Centre, we are able to provide flexibility in our training schedule and are therefore more than happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements.

See you in the water!

The NDAC / Scubaquest team.


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Upcoming Courses at the NDAC Dive School

NDAC Try-A-Dive Experience

Open Water Diver
• Sat 6 Jun 2020 (SDI)
• Sat 4 July 2020 (PADI)
• Sat 1 Aug 2020 (SDI)
• Sat 5 Sep 2020 (SDI)
• Sat 3 Oct 2020 (PADI)
• Sat 31 Nov 2020 (SDI)
• Sat 28 Nov 2020 (SDI)

Advanced Open Water Diver
• Sat 27 Jun  2020
• Sat 15 Aug 2020
• Sat 19 Sep 2020
• Sat 21 Nov 2020
• Sat 12 Dec 2020

PAD/SDI Rescue Diver

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

(Update courses arrange to suit individual needs)

PADI / SDI Deep Diver Speciality

PADI / SDI Wreck Diver Speciality

PADI / SDI Dry Suit Diver Speciality

PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality / SDI Computer Nitrox Diver

PADI Equipment Specialist

PADI Oxygen Provider Speciality

PADI/SDI Search and Recovery Speciality

PADI/SDI Underwater Navigators Speciality

PADI/SDI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality

PADI / SDI Night Diver Speciality

For Speciality Courses we provide custom courses on request throughout the year to suit your time schedule. Contact us for further details and to arrange a date.

TDI Intro to Tech

Pool Based Rebreather Try-Dive

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox

TDI Extended Range

TDI Trimix

TDI Advanced Trimix

TDI Air Diluent Rebreather Diver

TDI Air Diluent Deco Procedures Rebreather Diver

For Technical Diving Courses we provide custom courses on request throughout the year to suit your time schedule. Contact us for further details and to arrange a date.

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