Ice diving

PADI Ice Diver Specialty Course

Are you looking for a new challenge, urging to do something extreme, working on your PADI Master Scuba certification, or dreaming about a future career as a polar scientist? What ever your reason might be the PADI Ice Diver Specialty will push your limits and give you some new exciting experiences. You might even get a raised eyebrow from the dive guide when you flash the certificate on your next trip to the tropics.

Ice diving is not a solo sport and require proper training and equipment to make it a safe and fun experience. As a team member on an ice diving course you will become familiar with skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and the excitement of diving under ice.

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Ice Diver Course requirements

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Experience with dry suit diving
  • 18 years of age

Required equipment

(Prior to the course you will receive an information document where the equipment requirements are discussed in detail):

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Dry suit
  • Hood, boots, gloves/mittens
  • Environmentally protected regulator
  • Alternative air source (pony)
  • BCD
  • Bottom timer/computer
  • Knife/cutting tool

PADI Master Scuba Diver

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification is the highest recreational diver level within the PADI system of diver education. The certification indicates you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of underwater environments.

The Ice Diver Specialty is one of the most exciting specialty courses that counts towards your Master Scuba qualification.

What you need to complete your PADI Master Scuba Diver:

  • PADI Rescue Diver certification
  • 50 logged dives
  • Five PADI Specialty course certifications
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for Junior Master Scuba Diver)

You can find more information on the PADI Master Scuba Diver website.

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