The activity is run in the lake at Vall de Núria. The lake is one of the mountain resort’s iconic features. It’s at an altitude of 1,964 metres and about seven metres deep.
You’ve already done some diving in the sea and think this is just more of the same? Actually, it isn’t. Buoyancy and atmospheric pressure are different in a freshwater lake which is nearly 2,000 metres above sea level and at a temperature of between 1 and 2 ºC. And so is the spectacle.
The contrasts of light under the ice are breathtaking. The rays of sunlight filtering through the holes in the ice and the oxygen trapped under the frozen layer of water produce an almost kaleidoscopic effect.
The activity lasts approximately six hours in total. The underwater tours are intended for certified divers or divers who have made a minimum number of accredited dives. They can only be done in groups of two or three people who will be accompanied by a Scuba Alegre instructor all the time. They last around 30 minutes and must always be booked in advance. The diving gear is provided by the company.