NAUI ICE DIVER Technical Course
Learn the safe way to experience what will seem like an inverted world!
"It's like standing on a lit dance floor, watching your air bubbles dancing around your feet like pools of mercury, or little jewels...and looking up into the darkness." ---Ken Clark, Ice Diver, 1985
Ken Clark, Karl Anderson, and Donna Parks, during the first NAUI ICE DIVER course in the state of Oregon, 1985, Diamond Lake
This course teaches you how to safely make dives under ice in all conditions.
In this course, you'll learn about the proper equipment, the different shaped holes to cut in the ice (depending on your objectives), safety procedures, and how to make these kinds of dives.
The site most often used for this course is at Diamond Lake, Oregon -- close to Crater Lake.
As with advanced penetration wreck dives, there is often only one way in and one way out from the ice.
The average time for an ice dive is only 15 to 20 minutes.
In this course, you are permanently attached to a harness that connects to a line that is continuously tended by a person on the surface, so there is no way for you to get lost under the ice!
Duration: One weekend
Prerequisite: NAUI ADVANCED DIVER and ALTITUDE DIVER
Course Fee: $500
Minimum Class Size: 4
Number of training dives: 3
Includes: Instruction, 3 dives, and certification (upon successful completion)
Required equipment: Full Scuba gear and dry suit
Additional costs: Lodging at Diamond Lake