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LOCATIONS: Wraysbury & National Diving and Activity Centre, Chepstow

Take advantage of our special Specialty Courses and Events.

The idea is really simple; get a group of divers and instructors together for some group discounts and have loads of fun. Work your way to becoming a Master Scuba Diver; simply complete your Rescue Diver, First Aid course + 5 specialties of your choice to become ‘the black belt of the diving world’. Not only is this lots of fun, it always makes you a great and safe diver!

The days out/weekends are all about you and what you want to achieve with your diving. 

Specsaver Weekend 16th/17th May 2020, Chepstow

Kick off the start of the new diving season with a fantastic weekend to the UK’s premier inland diving site. With great visibility and loads of things to see NDAC, Chepstow is a great place to get back in the water and reacquant yourself with your dive gear. As well as joining us for some fun dives there will be the worlds leading diving manufacturers there letting you try out the latest kit FOC. We will be offering lots of PADI specialty courses at reduced prices. This will be a fun and memorable weekend away and we will be staying in the heated wooden wig wams so we can make full use of the on-site bar and restaurant.

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2020  Specialties of the Month




18th  January 2020


Equipment The PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works.

22nd February 2020

London Hyperbaric Chamber Decompression Awareness  Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a hyperbaric chamber, or what it’s like to be under 5 atmospheres of pressure? With the Recompression Awareness Speciality, you will learn about the hyperbaric chamber from the inside.

28th March 2020 Wraysbury Drysuit Wearing a dry suit keeps you warm and dry throughout your dive and allows you to stay underwater for longer periods. The course teaches you the different types of dry suit available and how to use them.

11th    April  2020 Wraysbury/ Chepstow Peak Performance Buoyancy Learn how to move effortlessly underwater while improving your air consumption. Play at swimming through hoops and practice hovering.

16th/17th May   2020 Chepstow Medley Looking for those elusive specialties? Don’t have many weekends off? Come down to Chepstow with us the weekend of the 16th/17th May, and we have a selection of specialties to choose from, from Deep, PPB, Wreck, Nitrox, and more!


6th      June  2020 TBA Naturalist/ Dive Against Debris  In today’s climate, it is important that we do our part to clean up and leave dive sites cleaner than where we found them. Join us for our first ever Dive Against Debris, and maybe we’ll be able to see some pretty cool critters at the same time!

4th      July   2020 Wraysbury Navigation Getting lost is never fun. This course builds from being able to navigate a straight line and a square and allows you to become more comfortable when you are diving without a guide!

4th/5th August 2020 Chepstow Wreck This course introduce you to wreck diving and helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun sunken vessel exploration.

September 2020 Wraysbury Night Diving at night opens up a whole new way to explore open water. Come out with us and build confidence while learning the tricks for diving in the dark!

10th October 2020 Wraysbury SMB The Surface Marker Buoy  Specialty course familiarizes you with the techniques and procedures necessary to use the SMB on and below the surface. 

October 2020 TBD Shark Conservation For those who love sharks, Project Aware’s Shark Conservation is for you. Learn about the most finely tuned predators of the ocean.

Tuesdays November 2020 Soho Nitrox Extend your bottom time by learning how to use enriched air nitrox.


10th December 2020 Soho 02 Provider  02 Provider Becoming a PADI Emergency O2 Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen.



Filled with natural spring water from the surrounding hills Chepstow is an excellent place to enjoy some excellent dives. Visibility is often exceptional at 15-20 metres, there are plenty of attractions such as planes, helicopter, bus, troop carrier and Gnome Garden.There is an abundance of marine life such as some really large brown trout and perch.

Additional Costs

The prices above do not include entry to Chepstow (£20 payable on entry), air fills (c.£4.10-£4.30 each) or over night accommodation. To book your overnight accommodation click here.

Getting to Chepstow

Chepstow is easy to reach from London, Surrey and Berkshire. It takes approximately 1.5 hours from the M4/M25 Junction. For non-drivers we can normally find someone willing to give you a lift in exchange for a contribution towards petrol, alternatively there is a mainline station in Chepstow. The dive centre is approximately a 10 minute cab ride away.

Friendly staff and well equipped, it is the place to improve your skills, qualifications and experience. Improving your diving – your buoyancy control, photographic skills or wreck penetration will set you apart from the average diver. It also opens up a whole set of new adventures and experiences to enjoy.

The NDAC has purpose built Wig Wams on site, very affordable, warm and cosy! On Saturday evening we normally head to the local town of Chepstow for a decent meal and a glass of wine.