- The only Tinggly experience that takes place under the ice of winter
- See the intense beauty of the ice from below, punctuated by arcs of colour from the sky, and the balletic patterns of air bubbles.
Both me and my girlfriend enjoyed this experience. The instructors were friendly and professional. The diving itself was nice, and being under the ice was just interesting. Some critique points: - neither here nor on the original website it is stated that you really really should acclimatize on this height for at least 24h before doing the dive. We did, and this worked out fine - You actually don't really "dive" yourself, but it is rather so that the instructor pulls you under the ice, you are with the instructor all the time, and you don't move yourself really. Apparently even experienced divers get out of breath on this height extremely fast. For me, as someone without any knowledge about diving, this is totally fine, but I don't think that it was what my girlfriend, who has an open water diving certificate, really expected. She still enjoyed this a lot, so no problem.
Tinggly present this unique ice-diving excursion in the scenic location of Lac de Tignes, where underwater scenes from cult diving movie The Big Blue were shot. You’ll immerse yourself in the cold waters, beneath ice which can range in thickness from 30cm to 1m 50cm (1-5 feet), following your professional guide along a sunken rope to explore this rarely-seen environment.
Although it may seem extreme, ice-diving is now very accessible thanks to the modern equipment you’ll be provided with to keep you safe and, if not exactly warm, at least comfortable throughout your dive. Swimming beneath the ice is a unique, mesmerizing experience, full of beauty, and we highly recommend either bringing your own underwater camera to capture it, or hire the on-site photographer.