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Ice Diver Specialty

If the spirit of adventure and unusual, challenging diving appeals to you, try diving under the ice. During the course, you dive with a PADI Professional in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers.

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The Fun Part

Explore the unique aquascape found only under ice. You can be one of the few that have ever dived under a solid ceiling of ice. Plus, imagine the look on your Divemasters face on your next Caribbean trip when you flash your PADI Ice Diver certification. You will get a chance to play with your exhaled air bubbles on the bottom of the ice or an opportunity to try the unique sport of upside down, bottom of the ice, skiing!

What You Learn

You will complete a minimum of three ice dives for your certification over two days. Dives are typically done as a group working with support personnel, divers, tenders, and safety divers. You are under the ice to learn to control buoyancy, navigate under the ice, and keep in contact with the lead diver and tenders via line pulls.

  • To plan and organize ice dives
  • Reasons and opportunities for ice diving,
  • Ice Diver Patch
  • About site selection, preparation and hole-cutting procedures
  • How to practice the procedures and techniques for handling the problems and hazards of ice diving
  • To use specialized ice diving equipment, safety lines, signals, communications, line tending and line-securing techniques
  • How to manage equipment problems
  • About the effects of cold, emergency procedures and safety-diver procedures

Prerequisites:

  • Certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 18 years old

Costs:

$2000 USD per person. This includes airfare, hotel or motel accomodations, meals and equipment for 4 nights and certifcation. A US Passport or Visa is required. Dives would occur in the State of Minnesota outside the Minneapolis area in the month of January or Febuary
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