Project Description

We are Boston's premier diving education center for Ice Diving Classes and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:


East Coast Divers was the very first dive center to teach Ice Diving under the excellent tutorship of Todd Smith back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The Ice Diving program is an exhilarating program that will keep even the most adventurous diver entertained and learning. The program consists of one classroom session and one day of diving. You must be at least an advanced open water diver (4 specialty ratings and 24 logged dives) in order to participate in this program. We will cover topics such as appropriate equipment use and configuration, line and signaling techniques, proper ice cutting and dive site set up as well as all the other essential safety in. Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren't answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at and we'll do our best to help!

Before Class

Note- All the paperwork you'll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab

Before class there is a bit of paperwork you'll have to fill out. The most important piece is the medical, which can be printed out and brought to your first classroom session.

What to do before class

Risk Awareness Videos

Because this course is classroom only, it is not compulsory to get a medical filled out. It is most important


Before Class you will also have to complete some online training. The online training is going to be done through SSI on their website. Within 36 hours of filling out the pre-class form, you should receive a log-in and be registered for the stress and rescue online training. If you are not, please don't hesitate to call or email the shop.


Here's the available schedule for the ice diving course. Check it out and make sure you can make it before signing up!


The Classroom session will be held in our Brookline Location, and the open water dives will depend on the weather and Instructor.


Gear Required For Class

Students will be required to bring their own gear or rent from us. Gear rental is not included in the course fee and students are responsible for transportation of any rental gear to and from East Coast Divers.

*Certain gear is REQUIRED to be owned for our programs. This equipment is specifically needed for the type of diving that you will be embarking upon post certification. Please see the "Required equipment" tab for a full list of the gear you need to own. We offer a 10% discount to all of our students who purchase this equipment through us as well as our famed 60 day return policy that will ensure that you happy with everything that you buy. We appreciate your support of your local dive shop, which allows us to continue operations and offer the services that we do today****

If you need to rent any other gear please check out our gear rentals below!

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  • 18 Years or older.
  • Only available for certified advanced divers with 24 or more logged dives.
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off if necessary.
  • Student must provide their own Mask Fins and Snorkel. All other equipment can be rented.
  • All ICE DIVING specific equipment is provided.

What's Included:

  • One class session.
  • One pool session
  • Two days of diving operating as a support diver, tender and diver throughout the weekend.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor
  • Agency approved on-line course work.
  • Performance of skills such as equipment use and configuration, line and signaling techniques, proper ice cutting and dive site set up as well as all the other essential safety information and more.

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