The countries with warm crystal clear waters you’ve already seen and you want something new. Water in the Netherlands, you too cloudy, it seems sometimes that pea soup, so you go looking for something else. You still want to clear water, but you have plenty of what heat? Turn the knob and try a ijsduik!
What is it?
Ice diving is a “specialty” in recreational diving. As a diver, you can do any special training to ice diving safely. Here you have to keep two samples of your certification card before you can participate in the specialty. Within the programme to teach divers how they can make a ijsduik safe and make and they also organise such conditions before leaving the track.
At a diving ijsduik are two divers together under the ice. A vent or through the implementation of a piece, there is an opening for divers. Ice diving is always done with a whole group. The divers are tied to a rope to make an association with the team is created above the ice; the surface team.
An Ice Diver team consists of:
- Two divers under water;
- Sein Champion: sending divers under water, on the basis of a signal;
- Area coordinator: it sends teams to the surface;
- Rescue Diver: this will water when there is an emergency;
- Helpers: these help divers in the water to go, and when they need out of the water again.
The visibility is usually good at ice diving, because the water will rest under the ice. Because of the ice above them, it gives the divers often exciting.
When ice diving is important to certain adjustments are made in scuba gear. The next ice divers needed anyway:
- Cap when not connected to the suit;
- Gloves and boots;
- Fins, beware: fins that are used in the pool are generally not suitable for diving in open water;
- Lead, a known weight belt or vest;
- Regulator & Octopus;
- Pressure gauge and depth gauge;
- Dive light;
- Diving knife;
- Buddy Line.
In addition to a loon on a dry suit, so he doesn’t get wet to the skin. This reduces the risk of hypothermia. In addition, a loon always have an external regulator with him. Due to the low temperatures can controller freeze so that breathing is no longer possible. An external regulator gives the result in this case.
Ice diving is that it runs the risk of their own; diving really is a risk sport. Because of the difficult conditions, there are some risks for ice divers where divers do not suffer in other contexts.It is important that ice divers can rely on team where they currently operate.
The low temperature water, ice divers are quickly becoming hypothermic if other divers. By wearing a dry suit, this risk is somewhat limited. But many divers suffering from mild hypothermia when they come out of the water.
When the diver can become hypothermia, the machine can freeze. In that case, pull the plunger not breathing and he runs out of air. To counter this danger all ice divers need to carry an external regulator with them When their normal regulator will then be frozen, they can safely go back to bite.
Returning to the bite
Ice divers must again upstairs and that’s different from a swim in open water, there is now a thick layer of ice above their heads. The divers will therefore by the bite of the hole should the water back out. This may be completely on what cost feet on Earth, where the divers are often dependent on the signals they receive through games in the team workspace.
Where can you ice diving?
Basically you can ice diving somewhere where the ice is thick enough and safe. You should, however, take into account the right equipment and ensure that an experienced team assembled.
In Antarctica and Iceland and Norway, for example, you can often make very beautiful ice diving. Ice diving trips are often offered in the form of a week a group of divers go ice diving together.
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