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
(Clear of water 1 hour before end of session)
Activities & Events
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.
Scuba Diving at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow
Update August 2020
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.
Booking Scuba Diving Online
Scuba Diving Gift Vouchers
We also have scuba diving gift vouchers available online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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