Cold Water Immersion

Know your reaction!

Being prepared makes the difference.
2 ½ km snowshoe walk thru scenic shield country that follows a meandering river into an area with waterfalls and a cabin with wood stove.

Practice in a safe environment with professionals

Intended audience:

Search and Rescue teams, general public, outdoor enthusiasts, Snowmobilers, ATV
riders, Hunters, Sport and Commercial fisherman, Hikers, Backcountry/Remote workers,
Ice road travellers/workers .

Cold Water Training video

Watch a video with ICSOS instructors on site. This video is from 7 Days in Hell - Cold Water Training with Brett and Cliff in Manitoba. Here they practiced the 'art' of how to deal with being emerged in cold water including using different techniques to get out of the water and onto ice. 

** Warning:  You may hear bursts of course language coming from participants!

Main teaching points include (but not limited to):

  • Precautions

  • Initial response

  • Equipment

  • After action

  • Self rescue

  • Assisted rescue

  • Up to three water immersions

 8 hours

$300.00 (plus applicable taxes)
Group rates available


** Minimum enrollment 8 – Maximum 16


Email ICSOS for more information.



What you can expect from us


Fire survival


"Each of our staff members possesses a minimum of 20 years serving Canada, in various positions as members of the Canadian Forces. These professionals have unique skills in the outdoors and a desire to pass on their knowledge to you".


Who needs this training and why ?


Water immersion safety diver


"Our programs are designed for individuals who work, play, and commute thru or over the Canadian wilderness".