SaltFree meet all year round so freedivers can train together on our purpose-built platform at the NDAC, near Chepstow. The largest freedive platform in world, our facilities include two counterweighted lines, sonar fishfinder freedive tracking on our main line, two further training lines that can all be set to your target depth, loads of space to stretch or sunbathe, a ladder to get out of the water easily, a giant shed for all our gear, emergency oxygen, first aid kit and spares of everything you might need. We even have an underwater sculpture!
SaltFree meets are informal occasions where freedivers who have completed their PADI Freediver, AIDA 2 Star, SSI Level One, Apnea Academy or other beginner course dive together and learn from each other.
In between diving, there are trips to the pub in Chepstow, walks in the Wye Valley, barbecues and long discussions about equalisation technique around the campfire. Or you can just come for the day and go home….
To join these meets, you must be qualified to AIDA 2 Star, SSI Level 1, PADI Freediver or equivalent – visit our Courses page if you haven’t got that yet. We’ll also check your medical and make sure your safety skills are up to date. You will need all your own kit including weights and a lanyard. We sell weight belts and lanyards in our online shop, and can help you with purchasing other equipment if you need some advice.
To come to a meet costs £15 per day – £7.50 is payable on the gate to NDAC, £7.50 is payable to Saltfree by paypal or bank transfer in advance.
Meet dates run regularly from April to October and more sporadically in the winter months. Dates for 2017 and sign up details will be posted here from January.
Freediving at NDAC is allowed ONLY at one of our meets so please contact us if you would like to freedive there rather than just turning up.
If you haven’t dived with us before, please download the Saltfree Registration and Medical Statement and email those to us before you come along with a copy of your certification card. Please also make sure you have read our Safety Rules before you come.
There are lots of places to stay in Chepstow from camping, to Wigwam huts, to B and Bs, AirBnBs, and luxury hotels. A full list is on our Where to Stay Page.
For more details on the NDAC – our location, visit www.ndac.co.uk
If you have any questions, do get in touch
Hope to see you soon!