Dive into it!
The idea of ice diving undoubtedly sends a little shiver down your spine. Light passing through a layer of transparent ice, air bubbles racing to the surface…maybe ice diving is the experience you have been dreaming of for your holiday in the mountains?
Give the adventure a go!
An adventure accessible to all
Dare to dive
Ice diving is not an extreme sport, but it would be pretentious to ignore the little rush of adrenaline that comes when one leaves the outside world and slips beneath the crust of ice. The contact with the water, the fading away of the light, the rhythm of the breath: one finds oneself in a new and mysterious world. But once the initial apprehension fades away, it is replaced with the excitement of discovery. The heartbeat slows; the eyes open wide before an enchanted universe. Beneath a transparent blue sky of ice, air bubbles scamper toward the surface like marbles rolling across the floor. Along the path of Ariane Thread, rays of light shine through holes in the ice as through the windows of a cathedral. You are like a fish in the water, playing with the light and the air bubbles, following the rhythm of nature in an environment whose beauty touches on the fear of the unknown. Only the insistence of the instructor will persuade you to leave behind this enchanted kingdom and return to the world above.
Text and photos : Christophe Migeo