Remarkables ski area is situated high above Queenstown in the
south island of New Zealand in the Remarkables range of mountains.
is above much of the ski field at around 2 kilometers above sea
level. This dive is not for those who are afraid of a little cold
water as the temperature on the 21st of May 2007 was only 2 degrees
celcius... not exactly the stuff of wetsuits, I use an Oceandry
Dolphin Bravo drysuit.
The lake itself
it quite a climb from the base station in full kit as you cannot
drive to the lake, consequently it is seldom dived.
dive club run an annual organized ice dive in the lake usually
down to the left a ways is the base station you are looking at
the top terminal of the alta chair.
Lake Alta... hasn't frozen over yet.
not too bad... not numb yet.
isn't flash this dive due to a lot of red particles in the water...
you are looking at the main features in the lake... rocks, algae
& silt. I would guess the red particles are seed from tussock
are the brightly coloured fish? There aren't any.
back down the hill.