Under The Ice Training

It’s been a few years since I have done any diving under the ice, but we have 8-12+” on most of the ponds, rivers, and parts of Lake Erie.  Rod Althlaus (New Wave SCUBA Center) took a group to the Whitestar Quarry last weekend.  He also asked a news reporter to tag along.  The footage is in the video below.


Below are a couple pics from my ice certification class back in 2003.  It was a cold class and definitely taught me to be prepared for the elements and ensure competence.  The reality of one way in and one way out is amplified when there is a thick ice roof overhead.

ice diving 2003

ice diving 2003 2

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