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PADI Ice Diver

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.

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 Divemaster’s face on your
next Caribbean trip when you flash your PADI Ice Diver certification. You might 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. We did this last year and it’s the best!!

What You Learn
You will complete a minimum of three ice dives for your certification. 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.

Specific skills and things you will learn include:

  • To plan and organize ice dives
  • Equipment considerations
  • 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: PADI Advanced Certification. Drysuits are strongly recommended as required equipment.
Cost: $299 + accommodations (if dives in Tobermory) + equipment if required by individual divers. Includes
your certification fee.

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Download the 2017 Ice Diver Course PDF