THE ICE DIVING RETREAT

Each February, professional photographer Geoff Coombs and AIDA Instructor Andrew Ryzebol, host an incredible ice diving retreat to explore the fresh azure waters of Tobermory, learn new freediving skills, and explore beautiful views, and shipwrecks under the ice.

The retreat is held over 4 nights at a beautiful waterfront cottage overlooking Lake Huron.

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Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience with others that have the same passions and desires. Learn from each other, grow and make incredible memories while battling the cold and enjoying the surreal sights.

Learn from Geoff and AIDA Instructor Andrew Ryzebol as they teach you the proper safety and skills to dive under the ice and enjoy the stunning views found there.

Spend four nights on the beautiful Northern Bruce Peninsula. February 15 - 19, 2024

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INVESTMENT

GROUP SIZE

Retreat dates

$3950 +hst CAD

MAX OF 4 PEOPLE

FEBRUARY 16-19, 2024

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2023 is sold out! Apply above for 2024's retreat

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST DIVERS

Itinerary

Day 2

Day 1

FEB 15, 2024

FEB 16, 2024

8am - Wake Up / Breakfast

10am - Suit up and drive to dive location

10:30am - 4pm - Dive

4pm - 10pm - Drive back to cottage, warm up, dinner and relax

1pm - We'll meet up in Mississauga near the Pearson Airport (YYZ). Geoff will pick you up and we'll begin our drive north to the cottage.

5pm - Dinner, settle in to the cottage, and brief for the next days diving.

Day 4

Day 3

FEB 18, 2024

FEB 17, 2024

8am - Wake Up / Breakfast

10am - Suit up and drive to dive location

10:30am - 4pm - Dive

4pm - 10pm - Drive back to cottage, warm up, dinner and relax

8am - Wake Up / Breakfast

10am - Suit up and drive to dive location

10:30am - 4pm - Dive

4pm - 10pm - Drive back to cottage, warm up, dinner and relax

Day 5

FEB 19, 2024

8am - 11am - Wake up, breakfast, pack up

11am - 4pm - Drive back to Toronto

FAQ

Why do I have to apply?

How much experience do I need to do this?

We include an application process so we can get a better sense of who you are, your experience in the water, and to help foster a positive group that will mesh well together. As much as this is about you and your experience, it is also about meeting new people and experiencing an incredible place as a team.

We recommend all who are interested in this retreat to have at least an extreme comfort in the water, and some freediving experience. You do not need to have a freediving certification to take part. If you have very little experience or if you struggle to swim, this is not for you.

What's not included?

What's included in this retreat?

Transportation or air fare to and from Toronto Pearson (YYZ).

Alcohol and specific snacks.

Lunch on arrival day and dinner on the last day.

Travel insurance.

Special Considerations: If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know in advance and we will accomodate to the best of our ability.

Included is the experience of freediving under ice, meeting new people, and seeing new things. If you're flying in to Pearson Airport (YYZ), or you're in the Mississauga/Oakville regions, we will pick you up and transport you to the cottage and back. You're also free to get to the cottage yourself if you wish. This is recommended if you want to spend more time up there after the retreat is over.

All main meals will be provided.

If you need gear, we can accommodate with rental suits, gloves and fins at no extra charge, although it is highly recommended to bring your own gear if possible.

What gear do you recommend to bring?

What is your cancellation policy?

If you should wish to cancel the event and/or wish to withdraw from the booking made with the Photographer for any reason, the 30% deposit will not be refunded.


Once you pay for the rest of your trip you can receive the following refunds on the rest of the tripĀ (deposits not included):

More than 60 days before the trip = 100% refund.
Between 60 and 30 days before the trip = 50% refund.
Less than 30 days before trip departure = 0% refund.

We recommend you to bring warm clothes, winter jackets, hats, gloves, scarfs, and warm winter boots if you want to do some hiking. We also recommend you to bring your own towels if possible.

As for diving gear, we recommend a 7mm wetsuit, 5-7mm gloves, 5mm socks, fins, mask, snorkel, weight belt, and weights.

See YOU UNDER ICE

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