If extreme, unusual and challenging underwater scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Diving under the ice is one of the more adventurous specialties, because you are confronted with conditions and see things that few others have experienced.
And again, you may have the chance to play with your own bubbles on an ice ceiling.
To get immediate respect from other divers and – usually – a lot of questions about what it’s like to dive under the ice, show your PADI Ice Diver certification.
To enroll in the Ice Diver course, you must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and be at least 18 years old.
When diving under the ice, teamwork becomes essential: you will then begin to learn the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, controllers and safety divers.
In addition, you will discuss the various types of ice, the choice and preparation of the site, the effects of cold, emergency procedures and the management of equipment problems.
During three dives – strictly supervised – you will practice:
- The use of special equipment for diving under the ice and safety lines.
- Signals and communications, together with the assistance and fixing techniques of the ropes.
- La gestione di problemi e le procedure per la sicurezza subacquea.
Equipment you will use
In addition to your basic scuba gear, you will definitely want to dive with a Dry Suit Diver (dry suit).
Your PADI Instructor or dive center staff will be able to recommend additional ice diving equipment, including a foldable snorkel – which you can stash in a pocket – a spare air supply, such as a pony bottle. ”, And other technical equipment.
Prerequisites Required: Advanced Open Water Diver
Participants must be 18 years old.
Authorization of a Parent or Guardian.
Medical Certificate for non-competitive diving activities.**
How to access the course:
Evaluation: Advanced O.W.D. Knowledge Review
Didactic Material included:
PADI Educational Material (available in all languages).
Total duration: 2/3 days.
Theoretical lessons: no. 2 – with Instructor.
Practical lessons: no. 3 – with Instructor.
Final written exam YES
Practical final exam: YES
Certification issued: YES – PADI
Locations where you can take this course:
Puglia: Polignano a Mare
Puglia: Torre Lapillo (LE)
Islands of Malta: