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PLACES TO DIVE UK INLAND DIVES

National Diving & Activity Centre


Located just outside Chepstow in Monmouthshire the National Diving & Activity Centre is a former limestone quarry catering for a range of diving abilities. Depths range from 8-80 metres and PADI, TDI and IANTD training are offered. The centre offers hot food, refills, shop, and rescue facilities.

See www.ndac.co.uk for further details.


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cjr71
posted : January 07, 2007

Dived the ndac on 27/12/06 and 6/1/07 enjoyed both dives. Viz was 12 - 9. What a great place. There is plenty of things to do for all levels of divers. staff very helpfull and friendly.

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neil
posted : May 31, 2006

dived nadc on mon 29/05/06 vis a bit poor and water temp about 8/9. staff very helpful no problem parking and not diver soup even on a bank holiday.worth a visit.

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deep tech gnome
posted : October 31, 2005

nighted dived here on saturday viz not bad and water temp at 23m was 10 oc as always staff polite and helpfull the complete oposite of going to guildenburgh

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posted : September 14, 2004

Yes I noticed that, seems like it must of been written by Sergeant Major Marg from Stoney, she likes har authority for sure.

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posted : September 14, 2004

Anybody see the article in the stoney newsletter about the use of the title National Dive Centre. Ops! seems like they may have a point. Ah well im happy to call it Days House Quarry doesnt make a difference to my diving.

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posted : September 14, 2004

DIVED NDC FOR FIRST TIME TODAY 13 JUNE 04 POPED DOWN TO 50M VIS 15M VERY GOOD DIVE TAKES 45 MIN MOOR TO DRIVE HERE THAN STONY BUT THE VIS MAKES UP TRANSPORT DOWN TO DIVE FROM THE CAR PARK IS FAB BETTER THAN CARRING TWIN 12 FROM THE TOP CAR PARK AT STONEY FOOD FAB YOU GET A CUP FOR THE TEA (NOT PLASTIC) WILL BE BACK AS ARNI SAYS JOHN

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posted : September 14, 2004

I am I getting old??? As with Alan, I have known Hank for some 12 years. It me that got him into diving and have dived as his partner for a number of years. He had asked me to attend what was to be his last dive but was unable to!!!!!!!! My comment is why do we need to dive these deep areas. There is far more to be seen the shallows of Kimeridge Bay or Ringstead Bay than these inland lakes. they are safe for training and give the diver an insight to what realy lives in the water. I will always train my students were I can in the shallow sea. To me thats what is all about, but maybe Iam just getting old.

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posted : September 14, 2004

Stoney's chamber could only be used when a Dr was on site,that is true but not the full story. However the fact that they had to stop air fills when they had someone in the pot caused more than a few eyebrows to be raised about the operating caperbillities. If you doubt what you are reading contact BHA.

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posted : September 14, 2004

Stoney's chamber could only be used when a Dr was on site,that is true but not the full story. However the fact that they had to stop air fills when they had someone in the pot caused more than a few eyebrows to be raised about the operating caperbillities. If you doubt what you are reading contact BHA.

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posted : September 14, 2004

The latest incident was last weekend, see the folowing link. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/3743683.stm

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posted : September 14, 2004

Steve, You may be right with your comments, however Stoney are selling there chamber as they can never use it again unless there is a DR on site at the time even for life threatening situations. Again this is only how I understand the situation & I have no connection with any of the sites. By the way when did the latest incident happen as I have heard nothing up until now?

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posted : September 14, 2004

I will try to add my comments from what I understand of the situation, please note that I am not an employee of the NDC, and that this is MY understanding from having spoken to the staff. The staff at the site are not qualified to make a medical diagnosis as to a persons condition and thereby decide on "appropriate" treatment. So if someone says "I have joint pains" etc then they cannot "treat" this person. However if a person says "i have missed some deco stops" but they have no physical symptoms then they can be potted at the site as no medical diagnosis is needed. Finally they can also pot a person if his/her life is in immediate danger e.g where a CAGE is suspected.

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posted : September 14, 2004

Furthur to my last entry, There has been yet another death here and one other person needing a decompression chamber. the site advertise that they have trained safety staff AND a decommpression chamber on site BUT why in this case did the coast guard have to airlift a diver to POOLE for a decompression chamber when there was one on site. I WOULD LOVE AN ANSWER FOR THIS FROM SOMEONE AT THE NDC but they decline to comment, SO if you work there or can answer the question please feel free to either email an answer or leave comments here as I a sure that all the families and friends concerned would like to know.

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posted : September 14, 2004

Hi, I haven't dived this site as yet but a planning to in the near future. I am sure some of you have seen in the national press about the two divers that died here over the easter week 'Hank Austin' and 'Janine Davidson-Evans'I wouldlike to say that I have known Hank for any years, it was actually him that got me into diving in the first place. I was on site on the Saturday of easter weekend to help in the search anyway I could, The police would not let me dive but I can understad this even though it was very frustrating standing around all day doing nothing. The thing I want to say is. ALL of the staff I et that day were very distraught with what had happened but remained very professional and friendly which was great for my self and theire families. We don't know what happened to the pair but we do know that what the papers and news has been saying is utter CRAP!. The saftey procedures and staff on site are exc3ellent and I would recommend diving. I have lost a best friend and the god father to my daughter so PLEASE when you go to the site say HI for me and call hi a complete ARSE are leaving his friends and family. Dive safley, I don't want to have to read about any more pointless deaths. Alan Hank and Janine, IF you can read this where you are, we ALL miss you both

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