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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Ice Diver - SCUBA specialty at UWC in Colorado Springs

Underwater Connection offers Ice Diving training course. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs. The course requires two open water dives. Scheduled usually for January, when ice conditions are best.

Ice Diving

Course Fee: $235.00

Learn how to safely explore the  underwater world when it’s covered with ice!

Learn the proper techniques and special equipment used for diving in a lake that is frozen over. 
Learn how to prepare, plan and be safe while diving where few have been!


What you will learn:

  • Learn to plan and organize ice dives.

  • Practice the procedures and techniques for handling the problems and hazards of ice diving.

  • Site selection, preparation, and hole-cutting procedures.

  • Use specialized ice diving equipment, safety lines, signals, communications, as well as line tending and line-securing techniques.

  • Learn about the effects of cold, emergency procedures, and safety-diver procedures.

  • Explore the unique aquascape found only under ice.




Required Materials:

*If you are signing up for more than one specialty, get great discounts by getting your student materials in bundles!

Recommended Materials / skills: 

  • Hood.

  • Gloves.

  • Dry suit.

  • Undergarments.


Number of dives: 2


Contact us if you have any questions!




Here are our scheduled dates for 2019 Winter’s Ice Diver Specialty:

  • Jan 9th & 10th - 6pm to 10pm (classroom & pool sessions)

  • Jan 12th - Open Water Dives