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    divers, photograpers, adventurers, discover european nature with us!

    We are Czech tourist company and PADI 5Star Dive Center sharing our passion & knowledge since 1996. If you are nice person, if you love nature and if you wish to discover new dive sites, environments and adventure you are on the righ place. We will be happy to assist you to discover beauty of European cold water scuba diving.

    We know how to keep you warm!

    European cold water destinations and dive sites offer really cool experiences and we feel to be experts to guide you and/or teach you. Cold water diving can be fun and comfortable. There are not unacceptable cold conditions for scuba diving. There are just improper equipped and clothed divers. In scuba diving generally, divers should follow safety rules and respect both persoal exprience and environment. We dive according to these simple rules and have big fun!

    To visit famous dive sites is nice but we want more. We love to seek for new adventures, search for small crystal clear water lakes hidden in the mountains, try to dive or snorkel with whales in cold seas or discover beauty of ice-hummocks at arctic circle.

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  • Improve Your Skills

    Get your scuba course with us

    Choose an educational program from the list of our courses or discover lessons.
    As PADI 5Star Dive Center we teach whole range of scuba diving courses - beginners, advanced divers, tec divers. We have started to teach since 1995. These pages are focused on European cold water diving. We are going to be happy to assist you to discover its beauty by both courses and tours.

     

    two specialty courses suitable for cold water diving activities

    instructors

    petr slezak

    PADI IDC Staff Instructor 610686

    Tec Trimix Instructor

    ASTD Technical Cave Instructor

    Petr has dived since 1996 and had made more than 5000 dives around the world. In 2006, Petr organized the first Czech diving expedition to the arctic circle and fell in love with cold water diving.

    jana hrebejkova

    PADI MSDT 627655

    IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor 5050

    Jana has dived since 2001 and had made more than 5000 dives around the world. She had worked 7 years in the Red Sea before she moved back to Czech in 2009.

    full list of our courses

    open water diver

    If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.


    advanced open water diver

    You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.


    rescue diver

    Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature.


    divemaster

    Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training.


    dry suit diver specialty

    Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.


    ice diver specialty

    If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Plus, you might get a chance to play with your exhaled bubbles on the bottom of the ice. Flash your PADI Ice Diver certification card to get instant respect, and usually a lot of questions from other divers about what it’s like under the ice.


    enriched air diver specialty

    The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.


    sidemount diver specialty

    Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.


    wreck diver specialty

    Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.


    underwater digital phographer specialty

    Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.


    tec 40

    The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.


    tec 45

    The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.


    tec 50

    The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.


    technical cave diver

    Cave diving is without doubt one of the most challenging and rewarding forms of diving you can undertake. Hidden beneath our feet is a whole new world of mystery and wonder waiting to be discovered - the ASTD Cave Diver programs are your ticket to this magical world of underwater caves and their natural wonders.


    tec trimix 65

    If you’re into technical diving then you know that to extend your depth range you need to use trimix – a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen. The Tec Trimix 65 course introduces you to using trimix down to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet. There are advantages to using three gases, but you need to know how to do it right. Earning the Tec Trimix 65 certification makes deeper exploration a reality.


    tec full trimix

    Ready for the outer edge of technical diving? The Tec Trimix Diver course takes experienced tec divers and turns them into extreme divers who go deeper and visit pristine sites where few others will ever go. During the course, you’ll make dives as deep as 90 metres/300 feet, but once you earn this tough certification, there are few limits. Your training teaches you to build experience gradually and you do it because you’ve made it this far and have more exploring to do.

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  • BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE NOW!

    The range of our tours and activities includes wide area from the arctic circle over mountain lakes and rivers to south european caves and covers whole year round. Some of them require long and complex preparation because they are more expedition than ordinary tour. Do not hesitate to book your adventure on time to let us prepare everything properly.

    We do our best to open our adventure programs to everyone however some of them have prerequisites like minimum age or diving certification. Read the description and feel free to ask us if you have further question.

    Dry suit is recommended for most of our diving programs. It opens the door to amazing adventures. If you have not dry suit diving experience do not worry. Our instructors are ready to teach you how to use it.

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    whale safari

    orcas and humpback whales watching. Norway

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    ice diving

    unique winter adventure, White sea. Russia

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    white sea summer

    rich underwater world of the arctic circle

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    swiss rivers tour

    clear green water of mauntains rivers

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    mountain ice diving

    high mountain lake, fantastic ice layer

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    lakes & rivers

    the best austrian lakes and rivers tour

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    baltic wreck

    cold water wreck diving in Poland

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    green lake

    mountain lake with pure crystal clear water

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    ice diving course

    get your ice diving certification with us

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    dry suit diving course

    learn to dive in dry suit safely and comfortbly

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    cave diving in france

    safety way to dive in caves, France

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    • summer diving white sea
    • swiss rivers scuba diving tour
    • high mountain lake ice diving
    • austrian lakes and rivers scuba diving tour
    • baltic wreck diving
    • green lake diving
    • ice diving course
    • dry suit diving course
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    Our office is located in the middle of Europe


    Contact Address

    KAPR DIVERS, s.r.o. - PADI 5Star Dive Center
    NAM. SVATOPLUKA CECHA 2, PRAHA 10, 10100
    CZECH REPUBLIC

    E-MAIL: INFO@COLDWATERDIVING.EU

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  • Terms and Conditions

    Coldwaterdiving.eu and company Kapr Divers, s.r.o. accepts bookings for their tours and tours run in conjunction with other operators subject to the following conditions. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. In these booking conditions, “you” means all persons named on ANY booking [including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date]. “We” means company Kapr Divers, s.r.o. - travel agency existing according to the law in Czech Republic.

    Making Your Booking

    You may book by telephone, email or post with Coldwaterdiving.eu / Kapr Divers. The first named person on any booking will be treated as the tour party leader.

    The tour party leader must be at least 18 and must be authorised to make the booking on the basis of these booking terms and conditions by all persons named in the booking. All communications and travel documents will be sent to the tour party leader (not individual tour party members) who will be responsible for passing them on to other members of their tour party.

    Securing a Booking

    In order to secure any booking for a chosen tour/holiday/course, a deposit of 25% or amount specified in itinerary for tailored tours is required. Bookings are deemed complete when a payment is taken and the customer is then bound by these terms. All deposits are non-refundable. The balance of all tour/holiday costs must be received by us not less than 8/10/12 weeks prior to departure subject to Clients itinerary. If we do not receive all payments due in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you. In this case the cancellation charges set out in section Cancellations of these terms and conditions will apply. Tour party leaders are responsible for organising all payments due to us. Reminders are not sent.

    Confirmed Bookings

    A booking is accepted and becomes definite from the date when the company has received all of the required booking details, and received at least a deposit payment for each tour party member. A payment receipt is issued at this time and these terms and conditions then immediately become effective forming the booking contract. The contract is between the Company and the Client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the Company. Czech law governs this contract and all matters arising out of it. Any dispute, claim or other matter, which arises out of or in connection with this contract or your tour/holiday/course, will be dealt with by the Courts of Czech rep. only. Changes to these booking terms and conditions will only be valid if agreed by Kapr Divers, s.r.o. In writing. The Company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion. All itineraries and booking confirmations should be checked thoroughly as we accept no responsibility for errors on documentation which is not immediately brought to our attention.

    Brochure & Tour Cost Accuracy

    Please note, the information and prices shown in any Coldwaterdiving.eu and company Kapr Divers Advertising, website or published brochures may have changed by the time you come to book your tour/holiday/course. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices. We will do so as soon as we become aware of the error. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen tour/holiday/course (including the price) with us at the time of booking.

    5Changes to a Booking

    If any member of the party is prevented from travelling because of the death, injury or serious illness of the passenger or a close relative, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another person provided that written notice is given. An administration fee of EUR 50 will be levied, plus any costs imposed by the Company’s suppliers. These may be substantial for some flight bookings.

    Cancellations

    Should the tour party leader, or any member of the tour party wish to cancel their booking, the Company requires written notification. The notice of cancellation will only be effective when we receive it in writing at our offices. The deposit on all tours/holidays/courses is non-refundable and shall be forfeited to the Company. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, and may be unable to re-sell your holiday, the following cancellation charges will be payable.

    In the event of cancellation or partial cancellation up to 12 weeks before departure Kapr Divers will charge 25% of the tour/holiday/course cost. If cancellation occurs after the 12 week point Kapr Divers will charge 50% of the tour/holiday/course cost. After 8 weeks the charge is 100% of the tour/holiday/course cost. Partial cancellations may result in the loss of group discounts. We advise cancellation/partial cancellation is insured against and, in the case of a group booking that financial security is taken from group members. It is lead booker’s responsibility to ensure every member of the party understands all the terms including cancellation terms. Once made all bookings should be taken as non-changeable and all deposits as non-refundable.

    These will be calculated from the date written notification is received by the Company as a percentage of the total tour/holiday/course price:

    Less than 12 weeks notice, minimum 25% of tour fare or the amount requested as deposit if higher

    Less than 10 weeks notice 50% of tour fare

    Less than 8 weeks notice 100% of tour fare

    If a Client fails to join a tour or joins it after departure, or leaves a tour prior to completion, no refund can be made. Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your travel insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the travel insurance company concerned. When cancelling a member from a group, single supplements or loss of group discount may apply.

    Changes and Cancellation by Us

    The Company takes great care to ensure that all the information given in published brochures, website & advertising is as accurate as possible and based on the latest information at the time of going to press. However the Company reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services or prices of tour/holiday/course both before and after any booking is made. If a major change is known to the Company, the Client will be informed either at the time of booking, or as soon as the change has been made. The Company will not cancel a tour fewer than 50 days before departure except for reasons of ‘Force Majeure’ (See section Force Majeure.), failure of the Client to pay the balance of the tour cost, or if cancellation is agreed by the customer. Every effort will be made by the Company to operate all tours as advertised. In the rare circumstance that the Company should have to cancel a tour the Company will use its best endeavours to offer alternative arrangements of a comparable nature. If the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original tour/holiday/course, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we will ask you to pay the difference.

    8Force Majeure

    We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the operation of our tours/holidays/course or the performance / prompt performances of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by “Force Majeure”. In these booking conditions ‘Force Majeure’ includes any event which the Company or the supplier of services in question could not, even with the exercise of all due care, foresee, or avoid such as war, riots and strife, terrorist activity, industrial action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, severe weather conditions, closure of sea ports or airports, government action, and any similar event beyond our control.

    In the unlikely event that ‘Force Majeure’ forces us to cancel a tour, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds, pay you any compensation, or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.

    Our Responsibilities to You

    The use by the Company of transport or accommodation in connection with a Client’s tour is subject to the terms and conditions of the operators or owners of such transport or accommodation, for whom the Company acts as agent. In accepting a place on the tour the Client agrees to the terms and conditions of such owners and operators. In exceptional circumstances outside the control of the Company, the agent or suppliers, such as, but not limited to, circumstances amounting to force majeure as described above, the Company, its agents or suppliers cannot be held responsible for any limitation or withdrawal of facilities.

    If the fulfillment of any tour is rendered impossible, illegal, or in the Company’s opinion, inadvisable by strike, war governmental interference or any cause beyond the Company’s control, the Company may, at any time, cancel such tour or the remainder thereof that it thinks fit. The Client shall be bound by any cancellation or alteration made under the provisions of this clause and shall not be entitled to recover any sum paid by him or her unless the whole tour is cancelled before the departure date. The Company does not accept responsibility for the death, bodily injury or illness caused to any tour party member, unless resulting from the proven negligence of the Company. The Company does not accept liability for the act and/ or omissions of its employees, agents and suppliers for deficiencies in the standards of services and facilities supplied in connection with any foreign inclusive tour or holiday supplied or organised by the Company, unless resulting from the proven negligence of the company. Temporary or permanent loss of, damage to, or delay to, clients baggage are the responsibility of the client unless resulting from the proven negligence of the Company.

    Behaviour

    When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss must be paid immediately at the time. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions.

    We expect all Clients to have consideration for other people. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, you or any member of your party behaves in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, annoyance or distress to any third party or damage to property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the tour/holiday/course of the person(s) concerned. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the tour/holiday/course. We will have no further responsibility towards such person(s) including any return travel arrangements. No refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.

    Complaints and Problems

    In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your tour/holiday/course whilst away, you must immediately inform our representative and the supplier of the service(s) in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to our representative and the supplier as soon as possible. Until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, however, you must write to us within 14 days of your return home giving your booking details and full details of your complaint. We regret we cannot accept liability in relation to any complaint or claim which is not notified entirely in accordance with this clause. We recommend cancellation, illness and delay insurance is taken out independently to cover all possibilities.

    Special Requirements and Photography

    If you have any special requests, you must advise us in writing at the time of booking. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and failure to comply will not be a breach of contract.

    If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability that may affect their tour/holiday/course, please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can advise as to the suitability of the chosen arrangements. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking. No allowance or refund can be made for meals; accommodation or other services that the Client elects not to take. Any medical condition or physical disability requiring special attention or treatment must be advised in writing to the Company at the time of booking. Clients must be aware that representatives of the Company may take photographs or films of the Clients whilst on any of our tours/courses for which the Company reserves the right to use such material for promotion, advertising or brochure production.

    Passport, Visas and Health Requirements

    It is each passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport, or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation.

    Delay

    We regret we are not in a position to offer you any assistance in the event of delay at your outward or homeward point of departure.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance is recommended for all clients whilst on a tour organised by the Company. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment. Clients must ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting protection for the type of activities included in the tour. Clients should satisfy themselves that any travel insurance is what they require and should arrange supplementary insurance if need be.

    Personal Data

    All information regarding your holiday is held on private computers to which only staff members have access. This information may include, although is not limited to, names, addresses, date of birth, nationality, travel dates and requirements, dietary requirements and any other information that is deemed necessary for storage to ensure the successful completion of your holiday. We never release this information to any third parties not involved in your holiday.

  • Orcas and humpback whales, Norway

    There is bigger and bigger amount of spring-spawning herring and mackerel in the Norwegian Sea in the past years. Because of this, probably the largest gathering of Orcas and Humpback whales in the world take place in the Norwegian fjords. Even though the whales seems to come every day in this period, there is no 100% guarantee of their participation. But what a magic chance to be a real explorer and have an adventure for life! Even without the whales, you still will have a great tour. We will probably see the sea eagles, seals, elegant cormorants and of course we will show you the beautiful islets colored by the Arctic winter light. Our expedition offers great opportunities for Whale Watching, photography and snorkeling in the crystal clear Arctic waters.

    season

    End of November, December, January, beginning of February (as long as the whales are in fjords).

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to the airport, transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

    2nd - 6th day: Each day we go to the sea for 2 - 3 hours of whale watching and/or snorkeling. Departing time is between 10:00 and 11:00 according to day light. The best time of the year for this phenomena is November and January through the end of February when the balance between light and access to herring and whales is at its best. The winter days in Norway provide excellent light for photography. We will spend the daylight hours looking for whales and other wildlife and, if the opportunity occurs, snorkel and dive in the crystal clear waters. During the darker hours you can enjoy the sauna and our expert guides entertain you with presentations and educational information. The spectacular scenery of the Northern Lights is a natural wonder that can be seen under favourable circumstances.

    place & how to get there

    Senja is Norway’s second largest island situated in one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. The location at 69,4° north, which is above the Arctic Circle, lets our visitors to see the Northern Lights in winter as well as midnight sun in summer. These, however, are just two among many reasons to visit us and experience one of the Norway’s top travel destinations.

    All rooms are apartment style. All bedrooms have their own private baths and are laid out like self-contained hotel rooms within each apartment.

    The destination airport is Bardufoss. The transfer from the airport to the hotel is arranged by bus and car.

    prerequisites

    Whale watching is suitable for everyone. For snorkeling we recommend at least basic dry suit experience and ability to use mask, fins and snorkel.

    price

    3.340 EUR.

    The price includes 6 days of accommodation full board, 5 days of whale watching/snorkeling program on the sea.

    The price can vary depending on duration of your program.

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  • Ice Diving, White Sea, Russia

    White sea is the only place in Europe with possibility for sea ice diving. Arctic Circle dive center offers excellent dive experiences, well trained staff, stylish accommodation in wooden houses and high level of diving safety. For diving we use a mobile ice camp with comfortable warm wooden huts set up on diving sites. Diving is performed with safety ropes according to PADI Ice Diving standards using experienced instructors and dive guides, and includes 2 dives per day with transport to diving sites by snowmobile.

    You can see fantastic underwater ice formations, caverns and fissures with visibility reaching 40 m. Amazing soft corals, anemonies and lot of macro life under the frozen sea.

    Accommodation packages include full board (Russian and international cuisine): buffet breakfast, three-course lunch or packed lunch on diving site, and dinner (set menu). Cold snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available around the clock. Should you need a vegetarian menu or have other special dietary needs please inform us at time of booking.

    The Russian steam bath (banya) is available daily. A visit to a traditional Russian steam bath provides a unique opportunity to get rid of anxiety and coldness. It brings you peace of mind and serenity, cleans your skin and makes you feel more youthful. Herbal teas and liqueurs are offered during your banya session.

    The center team includes a medical attendant with vast experience of military rescue teams and expeditions. Oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit are also available.

    Power supply is 220 V with continental (German) sockets. UK socket adapters are available.

    season

    February, March, beginning of April (as long as the sea is cover by ice).

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to the airport, transfer to the dive centre, accommodation.

    2nd - 7th day: Ice diving program, 2 dives per day. The day at the Artic Circle Dive Center begins with a substantial breakfast at 8 a.m. A comprehensive briefing providing information on diving sites, weather conditions, water temperature and visibility. After a breakfast, all participating divers take snowmobile transport to the ice camp. Depending on the current location of ice camp, this journey will take between 20 minutes and one hour.

    Ice camp is constructed from several wooden cabins fitted with sledges, which are easily moved between diving sites by snowmobile. Special wooden modules provide bathroom and common room facilities, the latter serving hot tea, coffee and sandwiches. One cabin typically houses a team of four divers.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins at Kuusamo airport (Finland). Our representative will meet you at the Kuusamo airport upon your arrival and you will have a 7 hours transfer to the Arctic Circle Dive Centre through the Finish – Russian border Sala.

    There are 3 types of rooms: Comfort - Twin room with toilet, basin and shower, Standard plus Twin room - (en-suite toilet, sink and shower) on another shore of the Dive Centre, Standard - Twin room ( toilet, sink and shower - one facility per 2-3 rooms) on another shore of the Dive Centre.

    prerequisites

    Ice Diving programme participants must hold an Ice Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation or have made five registered ice dives. Divers also will demonstrate capability in the primary skills required by under ice diving: cleaning the flooded mask, changing the main regulator to the reserve one and vice versa, sharing regulators with diving buddy, using the safety rope, good buoyancy control, overturning upside down under ice and getting back to the standard position.

    Divers without the necessary experience can take a PADI Ice Diver Course at the Arctic Circle Dive Center. The course consists of 1–2 lectures and three training dives with an instructor. At the end of the course, you will be required to pass an exam and complete the necessary paperwork to obtain the Ice Diver Certificate. The course fee includes use of all the necessary equipment.

    Dives are open to participants of all ages (subject to meeting the requirements outlined above), although a parent or guardian must accompany those under 18 years of age for the entire journey.

    price

    3.100 EUR.

    The price includes 8 days of accommodation, full board, 6 days of ice diving, transfer from/to Kuusamo airport.

    The price can vary depending on duration of your program and the level of the accommodation.

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  • Summer Diving, White Sea, Russia

    White sea and Arctic Circle dive center is the pure piece of nature in deep forests at rocky coast line. Arctic Circle dive center offers excellent dive experiences, well trained staff, stylish accommodation in wooden houses and high level of diving safety.

    The rich underwater world of the White Sea includes arctic soft corals, huge variety of underwater dwellers, including starfish, sea urchins, crabs, hermit crabs, brittle stars (Ophiuroidea sp) and molluscs, scenic vertical rocks, covered with sea anenomes (Actinia sp), sponges and hydroids, a wide variety of fish species, kelp jungles, drift diving with tidal flow in channels between islands where currents can reach 2m/sec.

    The White Sea fauna belong to the moderate-arctic zone. The underwater world of the White Sea is rich and distinctive in its nature. The rocky surface is laid with soft corals, sea anemones (Actinia sp), sponges, Ascidiacea sp and hydroids. In the rock crevices and among stones crawl starfish, brittle stars, crabs and shrimps. Among frequently seen fish are lancet fish, grouper, sole, eelpout, pinafore, Myoxocephalus scorpius and Pholidae. You can see exquisite Nudibranchiata molluscs, hermit crabs, and the big predatory White Sea gastropods Neptunea and Bukcinum, and a rare brittle star (Ophiuroidea gorgonacephalus) with the exotic name of the ‘Head of Gorgon’.

    Accommodation packages include full board (Russian and international cuisine): buffet breakfast, three-course lunch or packed lunch on diving site, and dinner (set menu). Cold snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available around the clock. Should you need a vegetarian menu or have other special dietary needs please inform us at time of booking.

    The Russian steam bath (banya) is available daily. A visit to a traditional Russian steam bath provides a unique opportunity to get rid of anxiety and nervousness. It brings you peace of mind and serenity, cleans your skin and makes you feel more youthful. Herbal teas and liqueurs are offered during your banya session.

    The center team includes a medical attendant with vast experience of military rescue teams and expeditions. Oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit are also available.

    Power supply is 220 V with continental (German) sockets. UK socket adapters are available.

    season

    May - September.

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to the airport, transfer to the dive centre, accommodation.

    2nd - 7th day: diving program, 2 dives per day. The day at the Artic Circle Dive Center begins with a substantial breakfast at 8 a.m. A comprehensive briefing providing information on diving sites, weather conditions, water temperature and visibility, etc follows this. After a breakfast, all participating divers get ready at jetty and take boat transport to dive sites.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins at Kuusamo airport (Finland). Our representative will meet you at the Kuusamo airport upon your arrival and you will have a 7 hours transfer to the Arctic Circle Dive Centre through the Finish – Russian border Sala.

    There are 3 types of rooms: Comfort - Twin room with toilet, basin and shower, Standard plus Twin room - (en-suite toilet, sink and shower) on another shore of the Dive Centre, Standard - Twin room ( toilet, sink and shower - one facility per 2-3 rooms) on another shore of the Dive Centre.

    prerequisites

    Summer Diving programme participants must hold a Dry Suit Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation or have made five registered dry suit dives. Divers also will demonstrate capability in the primary skills required by dry suit diving: cleaning the flooded mask, changing the main regulator to the reserve one and vice versa, sharing regulators with diving buddy, good buoyancy control.

    Dives are open to participants of all ages (subject to meeting the requirements outlined above), although a parent or guardian must accompany those under 18 years of age for the entire journey.

    price

    2.500 EUR.

    The price includes 8 days of accommodation, full board, 6 days of diving, transfer from/to Kuusamo airport.

    The price can vary depending on duration of your programme.

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  • Swiss rivers tour

    Switzerland is known for its mountains, skiing, adventure sports and hiking. Although diving in Switzerland may not seem like an obvious choice, with its many lakes and rivers Switzerland have some worthwhile diving opportunities.

    River diving is not as ofen as sea or lake diving but it offer some unique possibilities. South of the Alps and bordering Italy, the area Ticino might have the best river diving in Europe. Verzasca is one of Europe’s top river dive sites, with crystal clear waters and impressive landscape. Maggia river is another great river dive, full of freshwater fish.

    season

    June - September.

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to Switzerland. For those who are not european residents all transfers are provided.

    2nd - 5th day: diving program, 2 dives per day. Dive sites are choosen by our staff according to weather and river conditions. In case of bad conditions (very strong current) when river diving would be too dangerous we dive lakes. Access to diving sites are very often hidden in forest so experienced dive guide is needful even for getting to the river.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins at Lavertezzo, or at the airport.

    Accommodation can be choosen from easy level campings to hotel rooms. Farmhouses or private rooms are also available at location. Just ask us for requested level of accommodation.

    prerequisites

    Swiss rivers diving programme participants should hold a Dry Suit Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation or have dry suit diving experience. Divers also will demonstrate capability in the primary skills required by dry suit diving: cleaning the flooded mask, changing the main regulator to the reserve one and vice versa, sharing regulators with diving buddy, good buoyancy control.

    Wet suit diving (double 5 mm or 7 mm) is also an option in case of good weather.

    price

    The price vary depending on duration of your program, level of accommodation, requests for transportation and dive gear renting.

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  • High mountain lake ice diving

    High mountain lake ice diving is the top of european fresh water ice diving. The experience is comparable to diving in Antarctica. The lake lies in 2.000 meters above the sea level. Conditions suitable for ice diving there last only few days a year so the trip can not be determined by exact dates.

    season

    Usually we catch the righ term in the second half of June.

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to Switzerland. All transfers by own cars or can are provided on request.

    2nd - 3rd day: diving program, 2 dives per day. Our staff provide all necessary diving and safety equipment and guide you to ice caves and cavities. You will feel like you dive inside the glacier.

    place & how to get there

    Arrangement upon your request.

    Accommodation can be choosen from easy level campings to hotel rooms. Farmhouses or private rooms are also available at location. The lake is located 50 km from the hotel. Just ask us for requested level of accommodation.

    prerequisites

    Participants must hold an Ice Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation or have made five registered ice dives. Divers also will demonstrate capability in the primary skills required by under ice diving: cleaning the flooded mask, changing the main regulator to the reserve one and vice versa, sharing regulators with diving buddy, using the safety rope, good buoyancy control, overturning upside down under ice and getting back to the standard position.

    price

    The price vary depending on duration of your programme, level of accommodation, requests for transportation and dive gear renting.

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  • Austrian lakes and rivers tour

    With 300 lakes spread throughout the country, there are plenty of opportunities to escape into the scenic underwater world while on vacation in Austria.

    Two-thirds of Austria is covered by highly mountainous. After completing the correct training, divers have plenty of opportunities to experience altitude lake diving. The lakes were originally formed by glaciers, which melted during the last ice age, leaving behind their legacy of exceptionally high quality water.

    Salzkammergut is area with wide possibilities for scuba diving in different lakes and rivers.

    season

    All year round.

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to destination. All transfers by own cars or can are provided on request.

    2nd - 6th day: diving program, 2 dives per day. Dive sites are choosen by our staff according to weather and lakes conditions. Main part of the program includes diving in lakes Attersee, Wolfgangsee, Gosau, Grundlesee, Langbathsee. Diving in rivers depends on visibility and current.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins at Attersee lake, or at the airport.

    Accommodation can be choosen from easy level campings to hotel rooms. Farmhouses or private rooms are also available at location. Just ask us for requested level of accommodation.

    prerequisites

    Austrian lakes diving programme participants should hold a Dry Suit Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation or have dry suit diving experience. Divers also will demonstrate capability in the primary skills required by dry suit diving: cleaning the flooded mask, changing the main regulator to the reserve one and vice versa, sharing regulators with diving buddy, good buoyancy control.

    Wet suit diving (double 5 mm or 7 mm) is also an option in July or August.

    price

    The price vary depending on duration of your programme, level of accommodation, requests for transportation and dive gear renting.

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  • technical cave diving, france

    The Dordogne/Lot area is one of the greatest cave diving areas in the world.

    This program is designed for those who are in technical cave diving training with us or for those who hold Full Cave Diver certification. The area offers different caves with different depths, accessibility, profiles and colour of the rock. Water temperature is 10°C.

    season

    May - October.

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to destination. All transfers by own cars or can are provided on request.

    2nd - 7th day: diving program, 2 dives per day. Usually we dive in caves: Emergence du Ressel, Trou Madame, Gouffre de Cabouy, Fontaine du Truffe, Source de Landenouse.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins in Concorès, Francie.

    Accommodation in giles. Concores is between the rivers Lot and Dordogne and towns of Gourdon and Cahors, a perfect and wonderful place to explore this beautiful and historic region of France. Each ungalow has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living rooms. Each gite has on the terrace, an outside table with six chairs and a parasol. In front of each gite is a charcoal BBQ and picnic table.

    prerequisites

    Participants of french cave diving program must hold a Full Cave Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation. Those who are in our cave diving training program must complete theory lessons and open water training prior to the trip.

    price

    1.400 EUR incl. cave course, accommodation, air filling.

    500 EUR incl. accommodation, air filling, guide.

    The price vary depending on duration of your programme, requests for transportation and dive gear renting.

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  • Baltic wrecks

    Wreck diving in cold Baltic waters probably does not attract everyone. The water temperature, visibility, and depths of wrecks require detailed preparation, use of extended diving equipment, perfect planning of team collaboration as well as very good level of diving skills.

    There is a long peninsula from at the north of Gdansk and at the end of it you can find is small turistic town Hel. Taking into consideration the positioning of many whrecks around, the Hel harbour is the best place for daily diving trips to the sea.

    The whole area may be divided to two parts. Among peninsula, Gdansk and Puck is the Puck bay and to the north of the peninsula, there is an open sea. There are many wrecks in both areas. The advantage of the bay is the fact, that a lot of interesting wrecks are very close to the harbour and the sailing time is a question of minutes, while it takes hours to reach wrecks at the open sea. On the other hand, the visibility is usually better at the open sea, ranging between 15 and 20 meters compared to 10 meters in the bay. However the above may change depending on sea currents and on the season.

    season

    May, June, September.

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to the destination, accommodation.

    2nd - 6th day: diving program, 2 dives per day. Baltic wrecks are placed in various depths. Wide range of divers may accomodate their diving programme here depending on the level of their skills – be it advanced recreational divers diving wrecks in depths around 20 - 30 meters, or technical divers with air as a bottom gas while using nitrox for decompression after dives to depths around 30 – 40 meters, or trimix divers, who may explore wrecks lying below 40 meters. It is very cold and dark in depths below 40 meters at Baltic sea. Divers should also count with nitrogen narcosis and also pretty usual occurence of rests of fishing nets torn by and remaining on the wrecks.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins in town of Hel. Small tourist town offers several hotels, guest houses and pensions. The harbour now serves primarily as a yacht marina, though there are some fishing boats and ferries to Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia in the summer.

    There is popular beach along the shore between the inner and outer harbour walls, with a seal sanctuary (the Fokarium) just behind it. A Fisheries Museum, Hel that forms part of the Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku can be found in an old church on the sea front. The most easterly edge of Hel, which was once a military territory, can now be accessed by the general public making it possible to walk all the way around the peninsula.

    prerequisites

    Baltic wreck Diving programme participants must be experienced with dry suit diving. Administrative requirements of Polish dive centres is qualification and experience adequate to planned diving profiles. Local offices require wreck diving qualification.

    To use two independent regulators, as well as two cutting tools and two lights are mandatory required, as well as buoy and reel, we would also recommend that you get the above mentioned experience by taking adequate diving classes (Tec diver certification) prior you start your journey to the north of Poland.

    price

    650 EUR.

    The price includes 6 days of accommodation, 5 days of diving.

    The price can vary depending on duration of your programme and the level of required accommodation and transportation.

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  • Green lake

    Lake is located in Styria, Austria at the foot of the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains. During winter, the lake is only 1–2 meter deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park. It is a particular favourite site for hikers. But as the temperature starts rising in spring, the ice and snow on the mountaintops begins to melt and runs down into the basin of land below. The lake swells up to engulf the entire area including the park up to 12 meters of depth.

    season

    June

    Sample Itinerary

    1st day: Arrival to the destination, accommodation.

    2nd - 3rd day: diving program, 2 dives per day. The temperature of the lake is rather cold at 4 to 8 °C, yet it’s popular among divers who can observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake particularly in June when the water is at its highest. The alpine grasses and flowers of the meadow are visible in full bloom under the water. Divers can even see benches, a bridge and walking trails.

    place & how to get there

    Our program begins in village of Tragoss. Small village offers accommodation in hotel, guest houses and pensions.

    prerequisites

    Green lake diving programme participants should hold a Dry Suit Diver Certificate from one of the international underwater federation or have dry suit diving experience. Divers also will demonstrate capability in the primary skills required by dry suit diving: cleaning the flooded mask, changing the main regulator to the reserve one and vice versa, sharing regulators with diving buddy, good buoyancy control.

    price

    The price can vary depending on duration of your programme and the level of required accommodation and transportation.

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  • Ice diving course

    If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Plus, you might get a chance to play with your exhaled bubbles on the bottom of the ice. Flash your PADI Ice Diver certification card to get instant respect, and usually a lot of questions from other divers about what it’s like under the ice.

    What will you learn?

    Teamwork is essential for ice diving, so you’ll start by learning the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, tenders and safety divers. You also discuss types of ice, site selection and prepartion, the effects of cold, emergency procedures and handling equipment issues. During three closely supervised ice dives, you’ll practice: using specialized ice diving equipment and safety lines, signals and communications along with line tending and line-securing techniques, handling problems and safety diver procedures.

    Ice Diving course consists of 1– 2 lectures and three training dives with an instructor.

    Where can you take this course?

    We teach the Ice Diver Course in the Arctic Lodge at the White Sea in Northern Russia or in the frozen quarries in Czech.

    prerequisites

    Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization, be 18 years of age or older, show proof of experience in dry suit diving or being certified as a PADI Dry Suit Diver

    price

    220 EUR.

    The price includes also PADI certification fee.

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  • Dry suit diving course

    Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

    What will you learn?

    The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice: putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance, mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit, dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.

    Where can you take this course?

    We teach the Dry Suit Diver Course in Czech, Austria, Russia.

    prerequisites

    Be certified as an Open Water Diver.

    price

    160 EUR.

    The price includes also PADI certification fee.

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