If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Plus, you might get a chance to play with your exhaled bubbles on the bottom of the ice. Flash your PADI Ice Diver certification card to get instant respect, and usually a lot of questions from other divers about what it’s like under the ice.
What will you learn?
Teamwork is essential for ice diving, so you’ll start by learning the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, tenders and safety divers. You also discuss types of ice, site selection and prepartion, the effects of cold, emergency procedures and handling equipment issues. During three closely supervised ice dives, you’ll practice:
- Using specialized ice diving equipment and safety lines.
- Signals and communications along with line tending and line-securing techniques.
- Handling problems and safety diver procedures.
How can you start learning now?
Stop by GLDL/LSS to enroll in the course and pick up a PADI Ice Diver Manual and Ice Diving video. By reading the manual and watching the video before class, you’ll be ready to get into the water with your instructor.
Take the Next Step
The traditional course consists of one classroom session and three dives. Dives are coordinated based on the schedule of the divers.
Traditional Course & Open Water Dives: $158.19**
** – Equipment Rental Fees, if necessary, are additional. Course fee include all materials, taxes, classroom, hot chocolate, and instructor dive time.
*** – Private courses, Referral courses, and Refresher courses are available!