Scuba divers go under the ice

Ice diving.
Ice diving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Underwater Herald has earlier brought you a story about How ice prevented the traditional New Year’s dive at Michigan.  Now, here is an equally icy story from Quad Cities. In this story, however, it the ice that makes the diver happy and excited.


The scariest part of scuba diving under ice for Joe Collins of Eldridge is knowing there’s a ceiling 9 inches thick above you.

“You just can’t go up,” Collins said Saturday.

He spent 17 minutes in water that was 36 degrees. Afterwards, he climbed out, where the air was crisp and the temperature was in the teens.

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