National Diving and Activity Centre

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Dayhouse Quarry in 2000, before its use as the diving centre

The National Diving and Activity Centre is a large flooded quarry at Tidenham, Gloucestershire, England, near to the border with Wales at Chepstow. It was formerly Dayhouse Quarry, a source of limestone, which was flooded in 1996. The diving centre opened in 2003.[1]

An inland scuba diving site, it is popular with technical and free divers due to the depths of up to 80 metres (260 ft),[2] with underwater attractions in depths ranging from 6 metres (20 ft) to 76 metres (249 ft).

PADI and IANTD training is provided on site, and many local BSAC and SAA clubs use the site for training.[3] All freediving at the National Diving and Activity Centre is through SaltFree Divers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National Diving and Activity Centre". Poole Diving. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. ^ "The National Diving & Activity Centre". Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  3. ^ "National Diving & Activity Centre". Visit Monmouthshire. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Saltfree". Saltfree Divers. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2020.

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Coordinates: 51°39′20″N 2°38′50″W / 51.65556°N 2.64722°W / 51.65556; -2.64722