Freediving under the ice has attracted a lot of attention. These pictures are the most talked about.
Even in this environment you can find breathing holes though sometimes only the snorkle passes.
It’s best to spot your breathing holes from the surface and make sure to have enough air to back away if you cannot fit.
Far, far offshore…
The air temperature was an issue. I had to pry my belt off. Total dive time was 2 hours and 20 minutes. We used 5.5 mm Dessaults.
Benjamin freezing his butt off in a 7mm Beuchat.
Jean Jacques wearing the Dessault face mask. He could not feel the 0C water (32 F).
At one point you have to find an exit.
This time I had to push the ice appart.
The Esclapez did not like the cold water I guess.
I spent another 40 minutes swimming with one fin.
These contraptions block the ice before they enter the channel and ram the bridge.
To stay in place in the current the best option is to stay behind the tanks.