As you all know, we have limited access to ice diving in sunny South Africa... We have however run this course quite succesfully in Denmark between December and January for interested parties!
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.
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 skiing.
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.
Although some ice divers dive in a wetsuit, you’ll probably find that you are more comfortable and warmer in a dry suit, thus making the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course can help you become familiar with the nuances of using a dry suit. The PADI Rescue Course would be a great next step to help you in managing problems should they occur.
This specialty course will count towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating, join the elite of recreational diving.
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