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Below is some of the scheduled instructor and technical diving courses

25.12.2018

We dive Lake Baikal all year round. That’s why:

1. Recreational diving courses take place any time, all year round (there are open-water areas in the Baikal all year round), thus, these do not require booking long in advance.

2. Ice Diving courses take place from February till beginning of April.

3. Technical diving courses take place from May till January (when the lake is not covered in ice). 

4. Cave diving courses take place all year round. 

If you are interested in taking Technical, Cave or Instructor courses with BaikalTek Instructors you have to keep in mind we are busy with safaris and courses, so the dates are to be agreed on in advance.

However, there are some fixed dates and places for Instructor, Technical and Cave courses, which you might find convenient. Here they are:

End of November - December, 2019 - Technical course TDI & IANTD to the level Hypoxic Trimix. Place: Lake Baikal dive safari or Listvyanka. Take your chance to experience incredible visibility. November-January - is the best season for great visibility in the Baikal. Master-classes for deep cold water diving. Instructors: Gennady Misan and Tatiana Oparina

May 15 - December 25, 2019 - TDI, IANTD & CMAS courses: from Advanced Nitrox to Advanced (Hypoxic ) Trimix. Place: Lake Baikal.  

February 1 - April 15, 2019 - Ice Diving courses. Place: Listvyanka or during Lake Baikal Jeep Ice-Diving Safaris.

July 23 - July 28, 2019 - a traditional Technical Diving Week in the Baikal, in the framework of which one can take technical diver and instructor courses to the level of Advanced Trimix TDI & CMAS. Instructors: Gennady Misan, Tatiana Oparina.

Aprile 20 - 26, 2019. TDI courses: Cavern, Intro to Cave, Full Cave, Cave Sidemount. Place: Ordinskaya Cave (Perm Region). Instructor: Gennady Misan.




26.03.2019
Week 1 - It must have been the coldest safari in our history. We started safari season in the beginning of February for the first time. We used to make them in the beginning of March, then shifted to the middle of February and now we are starting in the beginning of February. During this safari we experienced as low temperatures as -35 Celsius at night and -23-30 Celsius in the day. This made us recollect our previous trips (when it was -22 Celsuis, wind and no sun) with a feeling that those seemingly harsh weather conditions were a laughable absurdity if compared to what we faced this year. However, despite the objectively reasonably lower temperatures we subjectively did not feel really cold.
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09.12.2018

November 1. A frosty morning. Out of the cafe window I can see the Baikal slowly chilling down with a gentle fog over its waters. Listvyanka shores are deserted, a few cars parked on the road along the shore, almost no people to be seen. Just a few leaves on the trees and bushes, very few needles on the larch trees, almost no needles, in fact - one can see spots of snow between the trees in the distance


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22.08.2018

An unusual divesite - Methane Volcano - was explored. 4 km away from the mouth of the Selenga River, at the depth of 40 metres in the dull clay bottom (what else can be expected from a place next to the mouth of a big muddy river?) there is a huge methane volcano and a small volcanic crater.


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