UK Lakes Chepstow

NDAC

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BAE 146 Aircraft

National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow, commonly called 'Cheppy'. This is an inland lake and has a range of depths from 0-9, 9-18, 26, 45, 50 and 88 metres, all of which are marked with buoys and trapeze where appropriate and necessary. Only recreational single tank divers are able to use the 26m area. All other deeper areas require twin tank and Technical training.

 

If you wish to join us please contact and with your equipment hire requirments.

 

Other Site Facilities;

Shop, Gas station for Air, Nitrox and Trimix, changing rooms, toliets, Wigwam Accomodation, and The View - Licensed Café open until 9pm & bar open until 11pm.

 

Underwater Site Attractions

Training platforms that have been constructed from 40ft x 20ft Shipping Containers. These provide not only provide a stable, safe and exciting training platform but also act as a great swim-through attraction. Cruiser boat 10m, RAF Wessex Helicopter MK5 at 17m, British Aerospace Jetstream 200 11m, Alvis Stalwart Amphibious Vehicle 'Stolly' at 11m, Alvis Saracen Troop Carrier at 11m, RAF Wessex Helicopter MK3 at 25m,

Explosives Cabinet at 22m, Devonshire Aircraft 25m, Small Two Man Diving Bell at 23m, BAE 146 Airplane - It's a 20m long, 9m high and 14 tonne, Motorbike at 21m, Mondeo Reef 22m, Swim Throughs at 16m, North Sea Diving Bell at 16m, 20m line, 25m line, 42m line, 50m line and trapeze, 75m line and trapeez, North Sea Marker Buoy at 76m and a free diving platform.

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Attractions;

Zip Wire - The Wire is one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the spectacular NDAC Quarry. Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry. Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour this exhilarating ride will take your breath away! Drive In Cinema Experience, Segway Active - Purpose built off-road obstacle course, Water Walkers, Fly-Boards - Flyboarding is an innovative and unique water sport, new to the UK. It allows the participant to fly over water, propelled into the air via a jet-ski at the end of a 10 metre hose.

 

You can either travel on the day there and back, 155 miles (2.5hrs drive time) from Chislehurst. Sometimse we will travel the night before and stay in a B&B. If you wish to dive for the whole weekend this is also possible. The Huntsman Hotel offers discounts for NDC Divers of £35pp. We also use Parkfield7, very nice Irish breakfasts served with Welsh Tea cakes. £50 twin/double room and £35 for a single. This is closer to Chepstow. Other Chepstow accomodation available.

 

There are toll fees to pay just one way on River Severn Bridge, cars pay around £6.50 and Vans £13.10. Or exit M4 at J15 and drive up to Gloucester and back down the A48 towards Chepstow for extra 40miles but will take another 40mins or so. Back on return can drive over bridge fopr free, only pay one way into Wales.

 

Fees - Non member

£18

 

Fees - Member

£13

 

Membership

1 year £30

 

Opening Times Winter: (October - March)

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - Closed

Friday - 0930 -1700

Saturday - Sunday - 0800 - 1700

Bank Hols - 0800 - 1700

Clear of water 1 hour before dark

 

Opening Times Summer: (April - September)

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday -0930 -1700

Friday - 0930 -1700

Saturday - Sunday 0800 - 1800

Bank Hols - 0800 - 1800

Clear of water 1 hour before end of session

 

Underwater Map

Download here

 

Address

The National Diving & Activity Centre

Tidenham

Chepstow

Gloucestershire

NP16 7LH

Tel: 01291 630 046

 

Directions From the North

Take the M5 South to Junction 15 - Turn west on the M4 towards South Wales - Turn onto the M48 towards Chepstow and Services - Cross the Severn and Wye Bridges and turn off at Junction 2 - Take the second exit A466 towards Chepstow and Tintern - Turn right onto the A48 at the next roundabout and continue into Chepstow. Continue through Chepstow on the A48 towards Gloucester, the National Diving & Activity Centre is 1.2 miles outside Chepstow on the left hand side.

 

Directions From the South

Take the M5 North to Junction 15 - Turn west on the M4 towards South Wales - Turn onto the M48 towards Chepstow and Services - Cross the Severn and Wye Bridges and turn off at Junction 2 - Take the second exit A466 towards Chepstow and Tintern - Turn right onto the A48 at the next roundabout and continue into Chepstow.Continue through Chepstow on the A48 towards Gloucester, the National Diving and Activity Centre is 1.2 miles outside Chepstow on the left hand side.

 

Directions From the East

Take the M4 West and continue past Junction 20 - Turn onto the M48 towards Chepstow and Services - Cross the Severn and Wye Bridges and turn off at Junction 2 - Take the second exit A466 towards Chepstow and Tintern - Turn right onto the A48 at the next roundabout and continue into Chepstow.Continue through Chepstow on the A48 towards Gloucester, the National Diving & Activity Centre is 1.2 miles outside Chepstow on the left hand side.

 

Directions From the West

Take the M4 East and continue past Junction 23 - Take the M48 towards Chepstow - Exit at Junction 2 - Take the first exit A466 towards Chepstow and Tintern - Turn right onto the A48 at the next roundabout and continue into Chepstow. Continue through Chepstow on the A48 towards Gloucester, the National Diving & Activity Centre is 1.2 miles outside Chepstow on the left hand side.

Inside The View Cafe

The View Cafe

700m Zip Wire

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