Specialty Courses - Ice Diver

A pair of fins sticking through a hole in the ice.

Looking for one of the wildest adventures in diving? You've found it! But, to become a PADI Ice Diver, you'll need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or equivalent and be at least 18.

During your Ice Diver program you'll learn the various dive techniques associated with ice diving and go on three open water dives within the light zone*. Topics cover during the program include:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of ice diving.
  • Site selection, preparation and hole-cutting procedures.
  • Special equipment, safety lines, signals, communications, line tending and line-securing techniques.
  • Effects of cold, emergency procedures and safety-diver procedures.

Join the thrill seekers who find the adventure of a lifetime under the ice!

*Light zone is defined as within 40 meters/130 feet from the surface, vertical and horizontal distance included.

Ice Diver Specialty

Prerequisities: Must be at least 18 years old and be certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).



February, 2013

February, 2013

Location Square Lake

Call to set-up additional dates for Winter 2012/2013

Destinations and class dates are subject to change. Please call for confirmation.

Divers in the water.