Aurora Expeditions has announced a new Polar Snorkeling activity on the company's small ship cruises to Spitsbergen and Greenland in 2016.
Polar Snorkeling offers travelers the chance to discover what lies beneath the icy Arctic waters. From sea anemones and sea urchins to nudibranchs, crabs and the occasional polar cod, snorkelers will witness the surprisingly colorful marine life of the Arctic.
Snorkelers will not need any scuba diving experience -- the activity is open to anyone with basic snorkeling experience. Polar Snorkeling is offered as part of Aurora Expeditions’ wider Polar Dive program, operated by long-term partner and cold-water diving and snorkeling specialists, Waterproof Expeditions. Polar Diving offers experienced dry suit divers the chance to discover a new destination topside as well as underwater.
Waterproof Expeditions provides all polar snorkel equipment on board, including a Waterproof D9 Snorkel Dry Suit – designed for polar snorkeling – as well as hood, gloves, boots and a full snorkel set including fins, mask and snorkel.
Operated under a set of strict safety guidelines, Waterproof’s team of experienced dive guides have over 20 years’ polar diving experience and provide snorkelers and divers with detailed briefings and best practice procedures to ensure a safe snorkeling and diving experience.
Polar Snorkeling is an optional activity available across a selection of Aurora Expeditions’ 2016 and 2017 Arctic and Antarctic voyages, operated in conjunction with diving partners Waterproof Expeditions. Aurora Expeditions’ Arctic voyages depart July through September. Prices start from AU$6,380 per person, with Polar Snorkeling and Diving starting from US$975 per person.