Just got into the water and
ready to go down - I'm already down to take this picture.
Note the ice blocks that have been cut to make the dive
hole stuck up against the ice, these are pushed under the ice
with a pole as they're too heavy and difficult to get out of
the dive hole.
This kind of diving is really
like entering another world, more so than anything I've ever
done. A great thing to do at the end of a dive when you have
a little air left is to go up to the dive hole and take off
your weight belt. You're then very buoyant and so can go back
under the ice and walk around upside down on the underneath
of the ice, if you lose your footing, you fall - up! Highly
recommended to anyone who has ever thought about walking on
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