A diver prepares to swim under
ice and lay a line so that fishing nets can be laid. The
wasn't so thick here as can be seen by the blocks that have
been able to be lifted out of the hole rather than pushed underneath
the ice. If they are under, there's a chance the rope can get
caught on them, more of an annoyance than a danger, but worth
avoiding if you can.
There's something very odd about
going diving like this, get kitted up, sit on the sledge behind
the skidoo, drive out to the hole and turn the engine off. Instant
silence, no water to be seen until you break the hole open again,
no movement at all, for a moment you wonder if you've got this
right and didn't just get kitted up by mistake...
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