Why take part in the course?
What will you learn?
During intensive and demanding training, you will master all the necessary techniques for planning an ice dive, some of which will be modified techniques derived from cave diving. You will learn the typical hazards of an ice dive and how to prevent them in the planning process and how to configure the equipment to meet the most important requirements. During training dives you will practice the use of specialized tools, such as sand sabres, which will allow you to lay a guideline even in difficult terrain. Along with your dive buddies you will also learn how to use a guideline and how to handle emergency situations, including towing an unconscious dive buddy to a hole.
What do you need to start?
- Minimum age: 18 years
- Sufficient swimming ability
- Health condition to participate in the course
- IDF CCR Diver certificate or equivalent for the rebreather model on which the training is to take place
- IDF Ice Diver certificate or equivalent
- Minimum 50 logged dives (with a minimum total time of 50 hours) performed using the rebreather model on which the training is to take place, including at least 20 ice dives
What does the course look like?
What will you be entitled to after the course?
Upon completion of the IDF CCR Advanced Ice Diver training, you will be eligible for rebreather ice diving using the handrail rope to the depths specified in your current license.
Upon completion of the training you will receive an internationally recognized certificate confirming your qualifications. It is a plastic card with a unique number and watermark. In addition, you will receive lifelong access to an individual panel on the IDF website, where your certificate will always be available in electronic form - in case you ever forget to take the original with you for diving.