The PADI Ice Diver Course
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.
These dives will be at Altitude and a bit chilly. So PADI Altitude Diver and Dry Suit Diver Specialties are offered as a requirement for those that do not have those ceritfications as a prerequisite. Wow what a weekend!!!!
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.
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.
- To plan and organize ice dives
- Reasons and opportunities for ice diving,
- 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
To purchase learning materials and equipment, contact us.
This is a unique Diving Course that few get to do. The Course is done in conjuction with a PADI Altitude Diver and PADI Drysuit DIver Couse (unless you have those certifications already). as they all have to be in place ot do these dives. You will spend 3 days in the mountains diving at a lake. The course fee includes lodging at the Reverse Creek Lodge in June Lake. Check in is on Friday so you can spend the night before meeting on Saturday to start the class. Check out on Monday. To do all 3 courses there will be diving spread over the 3 days. If you are not already Drysuit certified or Altitude certified you may simply select those, the corresponding materials, and certification fees from the shopping cart. Taking the Drysuit and Altitude class in the package greatly reduces the fees for cost of those classes. if you already are certified with Rescue and 2 other specialties with the required dives you may earn PADI Master Scuba Diver in this one weekend!
Ice Diver tuition with Lodging and certificaiton fee = $886.90
Ice Diver and Altitude Diver with Lodging and certificaiton fee = $1021.30
Ice Diver and Drysuit with Lodging materials and certification fees = $1090.24
Trifecta Package - Ice Diver, Drysuit, and Altitude Diver with Lodging materials and certification fees = $1224.64
Prices subject to change without notice .
Once you have signed up we will reach out to you with the details so that you get contact information fro the instructor.
Students must provide their own transportation to the Lodging and Dive Sites. We will need copies of prerequisite Certifications, Liability waivers, and Medicals if required prior to the dives. Students must provide their own drysuits for the dives. You may purchase them or rent them. If any difficulties please let the instructor know.
Your Next Adventure
After you have earned your PADI Ice Diver Specialty our Ice Instructor also offers a PADI Advanced Ice Diver Specialty for you to bump it up some more possibly on another trip.
While you’re brushing up on your specialty diving skills, you should also take the Rescue Diver course, which puts you just on step closer to the Master Scuba Diver rating.
- Contact us take the Ice Diver Specialist course.
- Ask a Scuba Expert
- Learn about the Specialty of the Month
- View the Most Popular PADI Specialty Courses
- Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge
- Download a scuba medical questionnaire (PDF)