Category: Ice diving

Ice diving above 2000m in Val Thorens, French Alps

  When I came back to Paris on Monday from my weekend in the French Alps, the same conversation came back a few times: "Ah, cool, you spent the weekend in the Alps! You managed to ski a lot?" "Well I didn't go skiing, I was ice diving." "Wait... Whaaat?" This year I had a ...

[VIDEO] Snow shoes & Scuba tanks in Switzerland

Scuba diving below the ice? This is the challenge I took at Lioson Lake, in Les Mosses, in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. We had to climb up to 1850m of altitude in snow shoes to reach the lake and our chalet for the weekend. 3 hours of preparation were necessary before being able ...

Becoming a certified ice diver in Switzerland

Nestled in the heart of the Alps and historically valuing neutrality, Switzerland is both in and outside Europe in its very own peaceful way. Beyond its aura of international peacemaker with the famous city of Geneva, which gathers not less than UN and Red Cross headquarters, Switzerland has its own internal challenges and business to ...