If you’ve ever fancied sharing an icy dip with penguins, seals and whales, then Antarctic snorkelling is for you. The sea maintains a chilly -2C most of the year but with the right equipment, the underwater world of the Antarctic is a wonderful and fascinating place to explore.
The waters are crystal clear so you get a great view of birds, fish and mammals going about their business in this frozen world, and get up close and personal to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
Is Snorkelling like Scuba Diving?
Scuba diving in the Antarctica is unlike diving anywhere else in the world. The surroundings are a complete one off, and the sheer diversity of wildlife on display is breathtaking. And using a snorkel means you get an unrestricted view of what’s going on and can swim alongside penguins and seals without disturbing them.
Snorkelling in Antarctica isn’t for the faint hearted. Plunging into the icy pools and dipping in the sheltered coves and bays around the area isn’t for anyone who doesn’t like an adventure. But for anyone who does, it’s the trip of a lifetime, with underwater delights like icebergs and long-abandoned shipwrecks to feast your eyes on.
What experience do I need to snorkel in Antarctica?
You don’t need to be an experienced scuba-diver to have a go at polar snorkelling. Nor do you need a license to have a go. This is one of the things that attracts people to do it. Many scuba-diving locations require you to have a scuba license before you can dive there. The Antarctic doesn’t so you can dive as often as you want in this unique environment.
The Antarctic is the highest place on earth, as well as the coldest. But it’s also one of the most beautiful and inspiring places to visit. Snorkelling in the Antarctic helps you appreciate the majesty of the region and witness the wonderful dexterity of penguins when they swim, the sheer size of a whale and understand the delights of the icy world which they inhabit.
All specialist equipment is provided. You just need to bring your sense of adventure and your thirst for knowledge with you. Antarctic snorkelling has broken the ice on a previously uninhabitable world for the scuba-diver. Why don’t you come and have a look for yourself?