The Snow Diver Specialty course is designed to extend your dive season by teaching the proper method diving in our current and foreseeable weather conditions. During the class you will learn the basic procedures for Snow Diving as well as more advanced techniques.
Basic Scuba equipment including mask, fins, snorkel, boots, BC, regulator, weights, cylinder, wet or dry suit, instruments.
- Space heater
- 3,000 feet of extension cord
- DAN insurance
- Assemble scuba equipment
- Plug extension cord into suitable socket (If you’re quiet you can sneak into a close house)
- Setup space heater and plug in. Turn heat setting to “nuclear reactor” setting
- Plug in Hotplate. Turn heat setting past well done to “charcoal”
- Put out fire from overloaded extension plug.
- Remember to only plug in one at a time
- Use shovel to clear a path to dive site.
- Put on all Scuba Gear
- Heat water on Hotplate to boil
- Pour water into suit
- Remove suit and jump in snow to cool boiling water
- Go to Emergency room for burn treatment
- Back in equipment, pour WARM water into suit
- Use scraper to clear ice from mask
- Lay down in snow
- Get up from pile of snow covered doggy “surprise” and move to new site.
- Place tarp in new site before lying down
- Make Scuba noises through regulator while breathing air cooled to – 50 Fahrenheit
- Climb into tent
- Wrap in blanket
- Use cellphone to call DAN insurance
- Ask if Dive Insurance covers mental health treatment,
- Sulk in tent until help arrives while cursing weather.\
We are starting classes at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center beginning in April.
They have a superb facility with a great pool for teaching. We're really looking forward to teaching there.
You can look under "Beginner Classes - Remote" for more information