Certain regions around the world offer a spectacular opportunity to dive in ice cold water.
Either you living in a country which gets chilly in Winter, or you saw fantastic pictures about it. Ice diving is something magical & you have a visibility like you would not have in other conditions. Whatever your aim is to give Ice Freediving a go, there are certain things to be considered.
water / location suitability for ice diving
Is the location you are planning to dive safe & suitable for ice diving?
You are taking a lot of equipment with you, so you would want to have a short access to your car.
Does the location has any particular regulations?
You might need permission to dive, check that in advance.
educational requirements & know how
It is the key to have all necessary & educational skills you need to dive.
Diving in ice cold water adds a difficulty which is not to be underestimated.
As you can guess, where you find ice, the water must be cold. Like really cold.
That needs a proper insulation to keep body warmth. One key is the accurately sit of your wetsuit. As soon as you have water circulation inside your wetsuit, game over -> you will freeze immediately. This does not even mater how thick your wetsuit is.
-> custom wetsuit is best solution here.
Like in every other freediving session; NEVER DIVE ALONE!
You want do buddy up with a buddy you trust 100%.
Even better when you do it with the same buddy as your frequent freediving trainings.
You cannot agree to all the mentioned circumstances above? Winter-wonderland is also nice outside the water which contains various threats. Otherwise look for a professional tour operator so you can actually enjoy it AND stay on the safe side.
Never dive alone and let the stress at the surface! =)