Ice and Altitude diving in Jindabyne – Take your diving to new heights and depths!

$ 1,800.00


Take your diving to new heights and depths with the PADI Altitude and Ice Diving specialty courses! This is the ONLY course of it’s kind in Australia! If you are looking for a challenge or to do something that even few divers have done, THIS IS IT!! Not only will you be trained to dive under the ice, you will also do your altitude course on a piece of Australian history as we search for Old Jindabyne town in Lake Jindabyne!  This course is a prerequisite for anyone planning on diving in Antarctica or the Arctic.

PADI Altitude Diver Course
Any time you’re diving at 300 to 3000 metres/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you’re altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

The Fun Part- Dive more challenging dive sites while you satisfy your curiosity for “I wonder what’s down there?” The fun part about altitude diving is that you can explore places many people have never seen.

What You Learn –You’ll learn the effects of pressure at higher altitudes and how to adjust your dive plan accordingly. Whether you use a recreational dive planner table (RDPTM), an electronic eRDPTM or a dive computer, you’ll learn how plan and make a dive at high altitudes. You’ll learn :

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Recreational Dive PlannerTM procedures for diving at altitude
  •  Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures at altitude

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 your PADI Ice Diving Instructor John Gransbury  in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers.

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 South Pacific trip when you flash your PADI Ice Diver certification. Depending on the thickness of the ice 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, sledding.

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.

You learn:

  • 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

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