NAUI Ice Diver

NAUI’s Ice Diver course will provide you with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and gain experience in ice diving, penetration under solid ice.

During your Ice Diver course, you’ll master many skills and gain knowledge about ice dive organization, procedures, problems, risks and planning, equipment removal and replacement, underwater navigation, use of harnesses and line techniques, silt-out/black-water procedures, ice dive planning, exposure hazards and treatment, ice cutting and characteristics, signaling and much more.

You’ll also gain knowledge about atmospheric conditions and characteristics of ice structure; wind chill factors, cold stress, dehydration and first aid; surface clothing and dry suits; penetration holes and dive site preparation.

Your three required training dives will be limited to a maximum depth of 40 feet / 12 meters and not more than 100 feet /30 meters in a horizontal line from the penetration hole. You can enroll in the Ice Diver course as long as you are 18 years of age, have a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification and have at least 50 logged dives in a variety of conditions.