Ice Diver Specialty at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
Ice Diver Course
When the lakes freeze over, you can keep on diving! Learn how to safely dive beneath the ice, enjoying greatly improved visibility and interacting with sluggish fish. 

This PADI Ice Diver course allows you to test the limits of fun, and familiarizes you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and EXCITEMENT of diving under the ice.

During the course you will learn ice diving planning, organization, techniques and potential problems as well as site selection, preparation, special equipment and safety diver procedures. You'll then put all this into practice when you ice dive within the light zone (within 100 ft total distance from the surface, including vertical and horizontal distance) at a local lake.

Ice diving allows you adventure, the best visibility of the year, less crowds, and year round diving! Now you can tell stories about your dives while the memories are still fresh and new!

See the photos from our most recent ice dives!

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Available upon request, seasonally. Click here to email a request.
Prerequisites Advanced open water scuba diver or above, 20 or more logged dives with prior cold water experience.
Minimum age 18 years.
Class size Limit 6 students.
Classroom location Huron Scuba.
Pool location None.
Open water location Varies, see schedule. Please note: due to the complexity of scheduling open water dives, attendance is mandatory on the scheduled dates.
Equipment provided by student Personal snorkeling equipment (must own; snorkels will not be used) and complete scuba diving equipment (may rent or own) with two full cylinders and exposure protection appropriate for ice diving (7mm wetsuit, or drysuit system, with hood and gloves). Each student must own required specialty equipment: Underwater slate & pencil. Line reel or spool. Two cutting tools. Log book. Primary and backup dive lights. Pony bottle with redundant regulator system (limited rentals available; one required per buddy team). Regulators used for ice diving MUST be environmentalized (dry sealed first stage). Suggested personal equipment: Walking spikes. Sunglasses. Food & hot beverages. Extra set of surface clothing. Containers of warm water for wetsuit divers.
Equipment provided by Huron Scuba First aid and emergency oxygen kits. Specialty ice diver surface support equipment. Chain saw.
Course cost $416.6 per student.  Rental drysuit discounted 50% for student-divers.
Required books & materials Cold Water Diving ($0.00)
Or Harness ($0.00)
Or Ice Screw ($0.00)
Or carabineer ($0.00)
Optional books & materials
Additional expenses Equipment rental, air fills, park entry fees. Drysuit rentals available for 50% off for previously certified drysuit divers.
Other classes to consider This specialty course counts as one of the five specialty certifications required for your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.
Forms / Materials / Handouts
Introductory Classes Schedule Printable schedule with Discover Scuba Workshop, Snorkeling, and PADI Seal Team classes
Basic Scuba Diver Schedule Printable schedule with Basic Open Water Courses (weekend and weeknight class & pool, & Open Water Cert dives)
"Core" Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with Refresher, Advanced, Nitrox, Drysuit, Rescue courses
Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with other continuing education classes (First Aid/CPR, Equipment Specialist, Divemaster, etc.)
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Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc. 4816 Jackson Road Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 
Phone: 734-994-3483 Fax: 734-994-1597 Apply to join Huron Scuba's staff! Application form in PDF
Regular Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.