Jim's First Ice Dive

This was Jim's first ice dive. The dive was completed at Singer Lake in Baroda, MI on January 9th, 2010. Don McAlhany was tending the line and Darrin Jillson was playing safety dive while waiting for his turn.

Listen to the podcast where Jim, Darrin and Don talk about this dive here.

You can see more photos from this dive here.

Video was recorded by Josh Kliemann.


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  2. Matt says:

    what types of wetsuits are you using? i won't be using it for ice diving right away, but would like to get in the northern indiana lakes in march before the lakes turn over for the good vis.


    1. ScubaTech says:

      Both Jim and I dive in a 7mm AquaLung wetsuit. I am thinking they are either 2007 or 2008 models. We dive in these all year round. We adjust to the seasons and water temps through preparation and difference accessories. Jim dives with a full 7mm vest hood and I have a Henderson 3mm hood. We both have 3mm and 7mm boots we can change out. Our gloves have the most variety. The lightest are thin mechanics gloves and the heaviest are 7mm lobster claw (3 finger) gloves.

      I hope this helps!

      Happy diving!


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