Whilst on our Tignes ski holiday a mate of mine decided to have a go at diving. But not just just any old diving. Ice diving. And not just any old ice diving. He did a night time ice dive under the frozen lake at Tignes Le Lac.
|Mark Slater ice diving|
The bloke is fairly experienced having done over 40 dives previously, but that didn’t stop the nerves!
Pull on a dry suit, be well briefed and breathe slowly. Covered in hood, gloves and a full face diving mask and equipped with a torch he submerged himself and began the ice dive. Safety ropes beneath the ice were using to mark escape holes.
Ice diving is a great experience aparently. Having said that I’ll just wait for a PADI course and stick to scuba diving in warmer climates. The only drawback for ice diving at night means visibility is limited. Well done Slater!