Diving under ice

(WNWO) SCUBA divers like Jennifer Idol are driving cross country to experience the serene environment under the ice of northwest Ohio.

Idol is an underwater photographer from Austin, Texas, who joined a group of local divers in flooded White Star Quarry near Gibsonburg.

Rod Althaus, the owner of Port Clinton’s New Wave Dive Center hosted the expedition of about a dozen divers cutting triangular holes in the eight-inch-thick ice.

“You need the proper gear, the proper regulators, dry suits and training,” Althous says.

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