Polar Diving and Ice Diving Courses

Cold Water Specialty Courses

Padi   Polar Diver Specialty Course

This is a unique chance to become one of the first certified Polar Divers in the world !

The Polar Diver Specialty Course is specially designed for Waterproof Expeditions and can only be taken on one of Waterproof's Expeditions in Antarctic, below the Antarctic Convergence or below 60 degrees. Or in the Arctic, above the Arctic Circle. 
This course is designed to be an introduction to polar diving and help the Student diver develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for diving in polar environments.

Why is this so unique ?

The Padi Polar Specialty Course is unique because

Where can you do this specialty ?

We offer this Polar Diver Specialty on our dive expeditions to Antarctica, Spitsbergen and Greenland and can only do this course 60 degrees South or above the Arctic Circle.

To qualify for the Polar Diver course, you must

Course Overview

The purpose Of the PADI Polar Diving Specialty Course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and excitement of diving in the Polar areas.

The goals of PADI Polar Diver training are


Padi   Ice Diver Specialty Course

To become a true Ice Diver you can take the Padi Ice Diver Course during our trip to the White Sea or in the frozen mountain lakes in Switzerland.

PADI Ice-diving courses will have 2 days of diving will provide detailed instruction in:

These courses consist of 1– 2 lectures and three training dives with an instructor.

At the end of the course, you will be required to pass an exam and complete the necessary paperwork to obtain the Ice Diver Certificate. The course fee includes use of all the necessary equipment.

To qualify for the Ice Diver course, you must

Where can you take this course ?

You can take the Ice Diver Course in the Arctic Lodge at the White Sea in Northern Russia or in the frozen lakes in Switzerland.

Health requirments for both courses

You must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment must be reported in writing when the reservation is made. The PADI Dive Centre and Instructors reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of a programme due to the health concerns.

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