Scuba Diving at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow
Our flooded quarry lake offers some of the best inland scuba diving conditions in Europe with a range of depths to suit all abilities of scuba diver. The waters have many underwater attractions including planes, armoured vehicles, sunken boats and helicopters.
The National Diving & Activity Centre has highly trained staff and all the facilities you would expect from an inland scuba diving centre. There are classrooms for instructor and club use, a well stocked scuba dive shop, a state of the art gas room to refill dive cylinders, equipment hire, scuba equipment servicing, changing rooms and toilets.
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Scuba Diving Gift Vouchers
We also have scuba diving gift vouchers available online.
Underwater Scuba Attractions
The National Diving & Activity Centre's inland scuba centre has a wide range of exciting underwater attractions at a range of depths for vistors to explore.
These include planes, armoured vehicles, sunken boats and helicopters.
A selection of our underwater diving attractions are listed on our attractions page.
We also have a underwater site map that can be used to help plan your scuba dives at the NDAC.
The top of the range gas room at Chepstow's National Diving & ActivityCentre (NDAC) offers one of the UK’s finest facilities.
Our gas room contains some of the most advanced gas mixing equipment available on the market today and has the capacity to provide for all your needs and more.
The gas room is situated next door to the Dive Shop making it convenient to have your cylinders filled and pay for your gas.
A range of gasses are available including nitrox, oxygen and trimix.
Full details and prices for the NDAC Gas Room »
Scuba Equipment Servicing
The National Diving & Activity Centre provides in-house scuba equipment servicing and testing. Our servicing Centre is staffed by our own SITA / IDEST approved technicians with all technicians holding manufacture servicing certificates for an extensive range of Scuba equipment.
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Scuba Equipment Shop
The National Diving & Activity Centre's Dive Shop has a vast selection and a wide range of fully stocked diving equipment.
Our suppliers are some of the best manufacturers of diving equipment, not only from the UK, but also from leading European retailers.
For a full list of suppliers please pop into the shop to see for yourselves what we stock.
NDAC Scuba Dive Shop »
For those wanting to spend a few days scuba diving, we have onside accommodation in the form of Wooden Wigwams. Sleeping up to five adults, Wigwams are the ultimate eco cabin; double-glazed, secure, cosy and warm whatever the time of year. A low cost alternative to hotels and B&Bs, our Wigwams truly offer all year round camping, and the best bit, no pitching a tent in the rain!
There are three grades of Wigwam to suit all budgets from our standard cabins up to our VIP Wigwams with luxurious hot tubs.
Find out more or book our Wooden Wigwam accommodation »
The View Cafe Bar
The View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.
All are welcome to sit inside, or out on the decked veranda to enjoy the stunning views across the water. During the warmer months we hold regular BBQs and often host live music acts.
The View Cafe Bar is the perfect venue to relax between dives, enjoy a delicious meal or enjoy yourself in the evening.
Find out more about the View Cafe Bar »
Learn to Scuba Dive
For those wanting to learn how to scuba dive or develop their skills; training on site is provided by our training partner, ScubaQuest Ltd.
Whether you're a complete beginner who fancies a try-dive in the pool,
or an experienced scuba diver who wants to progress to new
depths or start instructing; our scuba diving school provides a wide range of competitively priced courses, delivered by
our experienced and qualified instructors.
For full details please visit our Scuba Dive School pages »
Location of the National Diving & Activity Centre
The National Diving & Activity Centre is based just outside Chepstow in Tidenham. We are near the beautiful Forest of Dean on the A48 and within a 5-minute drive of the M48 Severn Bridge, which is now free to cross!
Directions and maps to the National Diving & Activity Centre »
Further Useful Information
• Coronavirus (Covid19) Site measures and procedures »
• Diving Site Rules for the National Diving & Activity Centre »
• Emergency Procedures for Scuba Diving at the National Diving & Activity Centre »
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