Ice Diver

This course is to provide the diver with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and gain experience in ice diving. Ice diving is defined as a penetration under solid ice.

Academic Topics
Coverage is to include fresh water diving, purpose, planning, organization, operation, procedures, problems, special risks of overhead environments, gas management, personnel, visibility, equipment (additions and modifications), first aid for hypothermia and frostbite, techniques, surface support, communications, hazards and cautions, lost diver, emergency procedures, plus search and rescue and limited visibility diving and if appropriate, altitude diving procedures.


  • 1. Age. Minimum is 18 years.
  • 2. Certification: Advanced Open Water Diver certification or the equivalent is required.