Ice diving can be a serene and beautiful aspect of scuba diving. As a winter activity, ice diving offers the opportunity to enjoy sport diving year round. Diving under ice presents hazards not common to the open water diver, and special training is required. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the diver with the hazards associated with ice diving, as well as how to plan and execute an ice dive.
Recreational Ice Diver
Do you have an interest in extreme, challenging and unique diving environments, then Recreational Ice Diving may be for you. The unique overhead environment of ice creates a beautiful, still and unspoiled experience.
As long as you are 18 years or older and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Deep Specialty course. You will also need to hold an Advanced Scuba Diver Certification and have logged a minimum of 50 dives in a variety of conditions.
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Your class fee will cover the costs of class, NAUI training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master, and NAUI Ice Diver Specialty certification.
Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. Students are encouraged to utilize dry suits and be familiar with their use. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.
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A minimum of three open water dives with your instructor are required. These are conducted over two separate days.
You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.