Ice diving © José Crespo
Ice diving © D. Mazza

Ice diving

When it comes to diving what have the paradise islands got over Lake Lioson? All covered in white, Lake Lioson’s stage seems dormant. But that would be to ignore the amazing show just below the water’s surface… Sensational thrills guaranteed.

Sitting above Les Mosses, Lake Lioson wears its « pearl of the alpine lakes » moniker to perfection. But although it may be a popular destination for hikers in summer, only a few seasoned divers discover its depths in winter.

Snow covers the thick layer of ice which hides Lake Lioson from view. The backdrop of snow-capped mountains encircling the lake create a majestic setting for those divers adventurous enough to take the plunge. Once underwater, divers guided by Ariadne’s thread discover the beautiful magic of the lake’s clear cool water with an amazing light show created by the ice bubbles and the few remaining fish.

Afterwards, the daredevil divers retreat into the warmth of the Lake Lioson restaurant where they can share their experiences around a heartening fondue.

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