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NDAC Closed for Christmas/Early 2022

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed from Monday 20th December for Christmas and New Year.

We will remain closed for January 2022 due to the rapidly rising cases of Covid 19 in the UK and the uncertainty as we move into the new year. More »

The main phone line is currently not manned and has no answerphone system in place. Emails are responded to daily so please use our contact form or email with any urgent matters.

We thank you for all your support.

Darren & Kaye


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We are open for scuba diving during weekends.

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National Diving & Activity Centre
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Please be advised that the NDAC office is closed Monday to Thursday, the main phone line is currently not manned and has no answerphone system in place. Emails are responded to daily so please use our contact form or email with any urgent matters.

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Tourist Information

Chepstow tourist information, 01291 623772

Monmouthshire tourist information

Wye Valley

The Wye Valley combines a unique blend of Welsh and English influences. A place of breathtaking natural scenery and the birthplace of British tourism, the Wye Tour has enthralled discerning visitors since the 18th Century. 
With awesome castles, bustling market towns, fresh-farm produce, an artisan tradition, generous hospitality, and sunshine and showers, the Wye Valley is a captivating experience that treats the senses at any time of year.

01633 644842



Forest of Dean Tourism Association

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Nestling between the Wye Valley, the Vale of Leadon and the Severn Vale, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England’s few remaining ancient forests, covering 27,000 acres of woodland. Designated as a National Forest Park in 1938, this ‘Queen of Forests’ boasts a spectacular range of natural beauty combined with an aura of magic and mystery that has been the inspiration for many great artists and writers including Dennis Potter, JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling.

Tel 01594 812 388



Bristol Airport Guide

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport Guide

The Bristol Airport Guide is the definitive resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Bristol Airport.

Bristol Transport - Rail, Coach and Bus

Bristol airport is easily accessible from the North and South of England via the M5 and from Wales and East of England on the M4 using both private and public transport. Explore the link below to find out which method of getting to Bristol is best for you.



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Diving Related Links

Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC)


The Diving Diseases Research Centre or 'DDRC' was established in 1980 to research the effects of diving on human physiology. It is the largest & busiest Hyperbaric Medical Centre in the South West and is located at The Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth.

DDRC are a world authority on Hyperbaric Medical Treatments and their website contains many Publications detailing the work carried out in association with the Centre. Patients at DDRC include both routine & emergency cases.

The Centre is also an education and training base for Diving, Medical, Clinical & Hyperbaric courses and is able to arrange all your Diving Medical Examination needs.

Their website has a wealth of information and is well worth a look.


British Freediving Association

The British Freediving Association exists to promote safe freediving. Find out more about this aspect of diving at the BFA website more>


Saltfree Freediving Group

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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, a deep, green and unashamedly beautiful flooded quarry near Chepstow.

NDAC is the first site of its kind to welcome freedivers.

For further details on SaltFreeDivers and this this fascinating sport, have a look at their page on our site more> or check out there website at



Find out more about this exciting aspect of diving at the official Web Site of the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain more>



232Bar Gas database

Based in St Johns Wood; the London Diving Chamber offers NHS funded recompression and a 24 hr advice line for divers with decompression illness. 
Other services include: dive medicals, dry diving, dive medicine, travel advice for divers, diver medic & chamber awareness courses.
For information on decompression illness, dive medicine and the history of hyperbaric medicine, please take a look at their website.more>



West Bay Diving

Dive Charter & Corporate Events

Ideally positioned along the middle of Lyme Bays coastline, West Bay has access to over 60 known wrecks and many superb reef and drift dives with an abundance of incredibly diverse marine life.

West Bay Diving now operates a new, fast, 10.5 Vigilante 33 hard boat, MCA coded and licensed to carry 12 passengers up to 60 miles offshore. There is a huge kitting up bench and a dive lift on the back as well as toilet facilities onboard.

For further details, please visit their website. more>




The Holiday Place

The Holiday Place
Booking with Holiday Place is the most convenient way to create a holiday that you can be sure will suit you, without the big price tag.
All you have to do is ring us and our travel advisers take care of the rest.

Scuba Diving Holidays

Explore the amazing world hiding under the surface and discover the colourful beauty of amazing sea creatures and thriving marine life hidden beneath some of the world's warmest waters. With our scuba diving holidays you'll be embarking on unique journeys along the mysterious depths of the seas.

Whether you're an avid diver with lots of immersions under your belt (or should we say tank?) or you are a complete beginner eager to learn how to scuba dive during a holiday in a sunny destination, we have the right scuba package for you.

Go deep with our expertly packaged scuba diving holidays and choose from some of the world's most fascinating underwater landscapes. Our scuba diving destinations range from the sunkissed shores of Maria La Gorda to the impressive coral systems in Cuba's Jardines del Rey archipelago (the second largest in the world) to the aquatic wonders hiding beneath the Red Sea coast at SHarm El Sheikh and Hurghada.

From liveaboard holidays (where you'll be enjoying days of non-stop diving as you sail along the seas in a floating hotel vessel) to specially arranged underwater excursions in desert island paradises in the Caribbean or popular beachside resorts in the Red Sea, we have a scuba diving holiday to suit every traveller.

We have an expert diver onboard who has personally tried and tested all of the scuba diving packages we feature, so you can give us a call and let his expertise guide you on your next underwater adventure.


London Hyperbaric Medicine

London Hyperbaric Medicine
London’s leading Hyperbaric facility for all emergency and elective Hyperbaric Oxygen services in London and southeast England.

Incorporating: Divers Emergency Service -UK – Providing 24/7, confidential medical advice and NHS funded treatment to professional and recreational SCUBA divers suffering from decompression illness (treatment for the bends or DCI) and

The Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Centre, serving all of London’s leading hospitals and national emergency referral agencies.

Both our chambers provide a one-stop-shop for medical advice, all diving medicals, treatment for DCI, dry dives (chamber dives) and educational courses. Our team consists of qualified, competent and diver-friendly professionals. All supervisors and most nurses and doctors are active divers.

Our website includes information about decompression illness, avoiding it, symptoms and treatment of the bends. You can also browse all the courses, book a medical or a dry dive and learn about our team. We have an active community and encourage you to join our facebook page, follow us on Twitter and read our blog, all of which will allow you to chat directly to us and post your comments and questions.


London Hyperbaric Medicine

The Diver Clinic
Based in Poole, Dorset and Reading, Berkshire, The Diver Clinic is an NHS funded hyperbaric medical facility providing 24 hour/365 days a year medical advice and treatment for divers with decompression illness and arterial gas embolism. We also offer HSE Diving Medicals and UK Sport Diving Medicals as well as chamber dry dives and awareness courses.

For information on recognising decompression illness and its treatment, dive medicine and medical questions, please take a look at our website»


Blue Water Freediving Schoo

Blue Water Freediving
Blue Water Freediving School offers Freediving courses, our venues are in London (Kentish Town) and Hertfordshire (WARE).

We provide high quality freediving instruction from entry level course through to instructor level training. We also provide one to one training and private coaching.

All of our courses are run in small groups of students.






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Scuba Diving Clubs

Torbay British Sub Aqua Club

Torbay British Sub Aqua Club
Torbay British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) based at Torquay Harbour, Torbay was the eighth BSAC club. Founded in 1954 it is still a thriving dive club. The club meets every Wednesday, come rain or shine, at 9pm at Torbay Hospital Health and Social Club to socialize, train and arrange dives. All divers welcome regardless of training body. more>


Lutterworth Divers Sub Aqua Club

Lutterworth Divers Sub Aqua Club
Lutterworth Sub Aqua Club is a BSAC affiliated diving club based in Leicestershire. We offer scuba diver training for the complete beginner in a club environment, or if you are already trained by another organisation such as PADI we can also offer a crossover scheme.

The Club meets most Tuesdays where a Try Dive can be arranged. The club has 11 sets of gear and two modern dive boats to support trips and holidays. Your experience doesn't have to stop there, as there are a number of skill development courses that can be attended to learn boat handling, first aid, to name a few. We also hold regular social activities. more>



Dive Northampton

Dive Northampton
DIVE Northampton incorporates the long established Dive School
Northampton Sub-Aqua.

The club holds regular pool sessions and meets on a Thursday and Sunday evening after the Club Pool Session. The Pool is ideal for practice (try out that new equipment) and for training. We cannot promise that you will see too many fish, but we can promise you a great time! After the pool session the fun continues in the Restaurant and Bar situated in the same building as the Pool, where great food and cheap drinks are served till late at night. Lots of club members come to these sessions to arrange trips and to meet new friends.

DIVE Northampton is a full Dive Centre offering a full range of Diving & Scuba Equipment, Air and Enriched Air (Nitrox) Fills to 300 bar and a PADI & ANDI Dive School. more>



Red Dragon Divers

Red Dragon Divers
Red Dragon Divers is a small, friendly and active scuba diving club and is branch 0495 of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC).

We are based in Pembrokeshire and make the most of our diving in the Gulf Stream warmed waters of Britain's only coastal national park. We dive from Easter until autumn each year on Wednesday evenings, Sundays and on Saturdays when people are free, tides and weather conditions permitting, of course.

We also try to have a diving week towards the end of each summer when as many of us as possible take the boats out to dive old favourites and to try out new dive sites. more>


Mid Lancs SAC

Mid Lancs Sub Aqua Club
Mid-Lancs Sub-Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club, the most prestigious recreational diver training organisation in the world.

As such, Mid-Lancs Sub-Aqua Club is a branch of a 'Members Club' - totally non-commercial but not at all amateurish. Mid-Lancs Sub-Aqua Club was formed in 2005 and trains new divers, as well as accepting existing divers from both BS-AC and other training organisations, we also organise interesting and adventurous diving expeditions both within the UK and overseas.

Since its inception in 2005, Mid-Lancs Sub-Aqua Club has continued to grow and flourish. From the beginning, Mid-Lancs Sub-Aqua Club has made provision to accept members from the age of 12 in accordance with BSAC guidelines, and is also proud to have a number of junior members within the club. 

There's never a shortage of dive buddies within the club, as virtually every weekend and even on occasions during mid week club members are going diving. more>


hexam SAC

Hexam Sub Aqua Club
Try Scuba Diving in  Northumberland and the spectacular North East coast with the Hexham branch of BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club).

We are a small friendly club, open to anyone interested in the growing sport of SCUBA (Sub Aqua Diving) in the UK or overseas.

Total beginners or experienced qualified divers are welcome. If you have had a try-dive or experienced SCUBA on holiday (maybe you have gained a PADI Open Water qualification) why not contact us and join our adventures - from a small quarry on Hadrian's Wall, to the Red Sea or the Maldives!
Joining Hexham Sub Aqua Club would allow you access to our own in-house training, equipment, and dive boat facilities as well as access to the resources of BSAC, the world's largest SCUBA diving club.
We have a unique meeting room/lecture/bar facility available to members every Wednesday evening from 7.30. more>


Leamington & Warwick British Sub-Aqua Club


Leamington & Warwick British Sub-Aqua Club
We are the Leamington & Warwick British Sub-Aqua Club. Founded in 1957 and based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, our club is run by its members for its members, to provide an environment where people can meet to go scuba diving.

We are also Branch No. 217 of the British Sub-Aqua Club, a nationwide scuba diving organisation and the governing body for the sport in the UK.. more>


Wellington and Taunton Sub Aqua Club
The Taunton Sub Aqua Club was registered as BSAC Branch no. 10 in the spring of 1954 - We're over 50 years old!

We have invested heavily in training and have acquired enough equipment for training up to 14 novices at the same time. In 1996 the club won a lottery grant which enabled us to build our own 35 foot 'Offshore 105' hardboat which is based in Plymouth. The boat has a 350hp inboard marine diesel engine and a large wheelhouse to accommodate everyone onboard. The club tries to maintain a busy and varied diving schedule catering for newly qualified divers and experienced divers looking for a challenge.

We meet every Wednesday at the Trident Sports & Social Club in Taunton. If you'd like to find out more about us come along to one of our meetings or contact us. more>



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We bring over 20 years of experience to every project and specialise in graphic design, website design, web development, branding, email marketing, SEO, social media marketing and most other related areas.

We focus on listening to what you and, more importantly, your customer needs and providing a friendly personal service.

Visit the Studio JERO website to learn more about what we do, see some of our work or get in touch and see how we can make your project or business look amazing.

Studio JERO are proud to provide web and graphic design services for the National Diving and Activity Centre more>


SeaFarer Training 2k

Seafarer Training offer essential training courses for the leisure boater.

They specialise in providing training of the RYA theory courses regarding health, safety, collision avoidance and rescue. All of the courses are suitable for the novice boat handler or sailor as well as the more experienced leisure boater professional who requires certain certificates for RYA commercial endorsement. more>



Online White Water Kayaking Game

A free online kayaking game. Canoe down the white water course, performing freestyle tricks, doing eskimo rolls and avoiding the rocks. more

Krazy Kayak Canoe Game



Osprey Swimming Pools

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Wigwam Holidays

Wigwam Holidays

Wigwam holidays specialise in glamping holidays in Scotland, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Wales and everywhere else in the UK, including our very own Wigwam Village in Chepstow!

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Sustrans is a sustainable transport charity that works on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic and its adverse effects. more>



Weather report for NDAC
The ten day weather forecast for the National Diving & Activity Centre provided by Check this out before you get in the car.more>


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