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Have you ever wondered what it is like beneath the icy depths of a frozen world? Take an unforgettable journey down into the sub-zero abyss of Lac de Tignes with ice diving during your Tignes holiday. As one of the most popular attractions in Tignes, ice diving is a thrilling and memorable activity that can be enjoyed with family or friends.

Diving Below the Ice

During your Mark Warner holiday in Tignes, you may find yourself looking for things to do off the slopes. For those with a sense of adventure, ice diving is the perfect activity that everyone will love.

For some, diving into freezing cold water may seem daunting, but this truly unique experience is one that should not be missed. Become one with nature while you glide beneath sheets of ice and swim amidst the striking blue waters of the lake. You can enjoy diving the lake during the brightness of the day or you can do a night dive where you can see the beauty of the lake from a different perspective under the moonlight.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced diver, ice diving is suitable for everyone. The team of instructors will ensure you are fully prepared for your dive by kitting you out with a dry suit, face mask and gloves to ensure you stay warm during your time in the water. You will begin your dive by entering the lake through a hole cut in the ice and from there you will begin your journey through the depths of Le Lac.

As you swim under the ice you will get lost in the wilderness and the silence of this icy hidden world. Unlike a typical dive, sheets of ice and dancing air bubbles take the place of coral and fish while rays of sunlight or moonlight pierce through cracks in the ice.

This remarkable winter activity is unforgettable and highly recommended during your visit to Tignes.

When staying at either Mark Warner resorts; Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percée and Chalet Hotel L'Ecrin, you will find yourself located just a short walking distance to Lac de Tignes and other attractions within the town.

Other Activities in Tignes

If ice diving doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry there is plenty to do and see while in Tignes. For those who are less adventurous and would rather relax and take in the stunning mountain views, unwind over a delicious meal and a glass of local wine at one the restaurants in town. Many of the restaurants offer local cuisine and breathe-taking views where you can cosy up next to a fire and spend quality time with your loved ones.

Keep yourself busy by exploring the shopping around Tignes. Here you can pick up souvenirs or gifts to bring home. There are also jewellery stores as well as many outdoor shops where you won’t be short of a selection of ski and snowboard gear, selling everything you need to get you prepared for days out on the slopes.

From ice diving to tasting the local fare, you will never be short of something to do in Tignes. For more information on what to see and do around the town, please visit our tourist information page.

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