There are natural wonders in Val d’Isère and Tignes, such as the famous Tignes Lake which becomes an icy expanse in winter. With a thickness of one to two metres, the ice changes every day to become a huge open-air spectacle. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, reconnect with nature by diving under ice in Tignes. Experienced dive instructors will introduce you to this magical world, either during the day or at night. Dive into this icy, silent universe and let nature speak for itself. It is both a sporty and dreamlike experience, an unforgettable activity to try during your stay at Airelles Val d’Isère.
Tignes Lake is at an altitude of 2100 metres and filled with water which comes directly from the Grande Motte glacier, a nature reserve in the heart of this Alpine valley. With flamboyant colours in summer, the lake turns to ice when winter settles, to the delight of snow sports lovers.
A team of professionals at your service
From Airelles Val d’Isère, you can easily get to Tignes Lake on skis or by private transfer arranged by the hotel - the team will provide all the diving equipment you need. Whether you are an experienced diver or not, you will love this unique adventurous activity supervised by qualified instructors. To ensure the utmost safety, one instructor will be with you under the ice, while another professional will be on the surface giving you all the necessary advice. You can enjoy the activity in full confidence so that you can concentrate on absorbing the beauty of the experience.
A magical moment in a natural reserve
Ice diving in Tignes Lake offers you an out-of-this-world experience, a show of grandiose beauty. This lake, well-known for its depth and its exceptional location in the heart of this Alpine valley, both intriguing and captivating, is the ideal place for divers who want to explore. You will be amazed by the play of light and shadows in a celestial, calm atmosphere. Water crystals and mirrors of ice with hints of blue sparkle in this hidden world. Depending on the weather conditions and temperature, each dive offers the chance to discover new colours and reflections, again, made more magical by silence.
For those who are looking for an even more extraordinary experience, you can dive at night. Enjoy the quietness in absolute darkness, separated from the outside world and in total harmony with nature. Relish in this bubble of disconnection, far from the liveliness of Val d’Isère resort and cut off from day-to-day mundanities.
A dive for two
For the more qualified, and if the weather conditions and safety precautions allow, it is also possible to dive as a pair. With both a guide and a person of your choice, share this unforgettable experience. Make special memories together, ones which will always stay with you forever.
The Ice Diver course
Perfect your diving skills with the ‘Ice Diver’ course run by qualified professionals. The course is made up of three sessions covering various elements of ice diving: Equipment preparation, safety rules, specific techniques for diving in cold water, danger and emergency procedures, and more.