The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)

The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)

The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)
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The National Diving & Activity Centre is based in Chepstow, Gloucestershire, Our flooded quarry offers some of the best inland dive conditions in Europe with a range of depths from 0-9, 9-18, 26, 45, 50 and 80 metres. The waters have many attractions including, amongst many others, a BAE Aircraft, a Saracen Armoured Vehicle, two Wessex Helicopters and a Stalwart Amphibious vehicle. The site is also home to a Giant 3G Swing, a 700m Long Zip Wire and Segway Active. We have on site accommodation at our Wooden Wigwam Village and we serve a fantastic selection of food and drink at the View Cafe Bar.
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
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Bill_Hyatt-Steel
West Sussex, UK24 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Great dive lake lots of stuff in it nice easy access up and down the hill by mini bus.
Did my advanced nitrox here. Compressor room was friendly and speedy. There was other stuff going on but can't really remeber what's as was only there for the diving.
Written 19 December 2021
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Mrs M
Wales17 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great place to watch or take part in the numerous activities going on! Our son done the fly boarding which was brilliant and we watched from the cafe area. Great staff, beautiful place and a great day out! Couldn't fault the cafe food or the staff in there....so friendly and helpful! We will be back!
Written 26 August 2021
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Ollie T
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Would not recommend. Unhelpful staff and incredibly rude activity host. Less than helpful. No clear instruction and very condescending.
Written 20 August 2021
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Deepsearch
Isle of Portland, UK130 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
The diving here is great and if you're Tech, you can get your depth. The management however needs to go to charm school. To be fair, I had no interaction with management on the day, and the staff I did meet, Grill Tender, Car Park, minibus operators were great. Top Job Gents!

The Toilet/Change facilities were clean and adequate. They're also doing a good job trying to keep people safe with measures for COVID etc.

The management when trying to organise the trip are not great to be fair. Now there is constant change and flux at the moment regarding bookings and who can make it, who can't, but the booking is a shambles.

Now for the Gripe; Nobody EVER answers the damn phone, there is no ability to leave a message and email replies are inflexible and to be frank, quite curt. I can't speak for others, but I drove 4.5 hours to be there, spent a lot of money and don't think it's too much to ask that management make you feel like your custom is valued and that they will help you in anyway possible. Not so, I'm afraid....... If you're local, it might be worth it, but I can't say I will be rushing back or eager to spend so much money there again.

I need to stress, the day staff I interacted with from the Car Park, Grill, Compressor Room and the minibus drivers were ace, but the management or booking clerk (Kaye) let the side down.
Written 2 November 2020
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A-Paying-Guest
Kent22 contributions
Nov 2019
Twin 700 metre zip wires over the water filled quarry so you and a friend can fly down the wires next to each other. Highly recommended.

Looks like they do other interesting things here too!
Written 13 July 2020
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KarenAKirkDavies
Welshpool, UK7 contributions
Mar 2020
great place to get in the water, cafe is good, showers are hot, staff are friendly, air fills are available :)
Written 10 March 2020
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Emma m
Chepstow, UK65 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We booked our staff Xmas party .... at £15 a head with food it seemed a bargain..... we turned up just before 7, it was pouring with rain (not their fault I know!) we were shown to the marquee, it was lovely decorated but absolutely FREEZING!!!! You had to queue up for food.... they come out in courses so each new course came with a new queue ... this was actually ok and the food was actually really nice .... but sat at low tables on benches with no backs in the freezing cold wasn’t my favourite!! We were home and in bed by 10:30! All with hot water bottles!!! Others in our group stayed and said it warmed up later but 3 and half hours in the cold finished me and friends off!
Written 12 February 2020
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Lesley B
6 contributions
Oct 2019
Great place recommend the zip wire you can go as a single or tandom, I'd live on it if I could great fun.
Written 1 January 2020
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loltrubey
Newport, United Kingdom6 contributions
Nov 2019
I am terrified of heights but wanted to do this really badly. My so called friend bought it for us and I’m so glad she did!

It was brilliant. No waiting around with time to get nervous, staff were very good and the actual ride was amazing!
Written 16 December 2019
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Jer P
Bath, UK28 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Firstly I booked the tickets for the zip line wire ride on groupon. The zip wire itself was alright but over too quick.
The food was cold and greasy and the staff wasn't overly polite. I wouldn't recommend eating here and most certainly would not visit here again.
Written 23 November 2019
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