Ice diving in Kazakhstan

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Kaindy Lake is a unique place in Kazakhstan very famous among divers for its hidden underwater forest.

Here is a story of five a little bit crazy guys set off there looking for a good chance for ice diving.

The most remote place where they could get by cars was still at least 5 kilometers away from their goal.

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The only option was to stay for a night in a nearby settlement and use locals’ horses to move tackle to the lake in the morning.

Local guides together with five horses started first to pave the way for the divers. After some hours of moving through knee-deep snow a beautiful view opened up before them.

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Anticipation of submersion gave new strengths for its preparation. And at last watching beauty of a strange underwater world brought everyone who dived that day to euphoria.
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25 thoughts on “Ice diving in Kazakhstan”

  1. OMG Russians are so poor they cannot even afford heated luxury swimming pool we have here in the west. I hope they survive hypothermia 🙁

  2. Kazakhstan greatest country in the world…Kazakhstan is number one!!!Kazakhstan Kazakhstan u very nice place!!!
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  3. The lake has been flooded in the recent past. that is why there are trees underwater. Maybe a damn was built a few years ago.

    It is where they keep all of the potasium

  4. This lake appeared as a result of earthquake which caused landslide. Mountain River was blocked by rocks and mud. Then this lake was filled up in a woody valley.

  5. This lake place sounds awesome for ice diving!Your pictures are beautiful.They definitely make me to dive this lake.

  6. This is strikingly beautiful. I am reblogging so all my readers in Arizona can see your wonderful land. I am envious, all we have in Arizona is hot desert weather. It was 38 degrees Celsius at 23:00 hrs tonight. Too hot!

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