Australia based expedition cruise company Aurora Expeditions has introduced a “polar snorkelling” option to its latest adventure trips to the southerly extreme of the planet.
Describing it as a “ground breaking new activity”, the company says the snorkel outings will “provide passengers with the opportunity to explore the icy waters alongside penguins, seals and whales.”
Those taking part would use drysuits designed for snorkelling, as well as gloves, hood, weight belt, fins, mask and snorkel.
Water temperatures in the Antarctic hover around 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2C). Passengers can take snorkelling trips in sheltered bays, off islands and above secluded ship wrecks, weather permitting.
The operator is running a number of Antarctica-bound expeditions in February and March next year where the snorkelling outings will be available. It costs US$975/ £608 per person to take part in the snorkelling, while the cruise voyages are available from US$7200 (£4,492) per person.
For more information contact Aurora Expeditions by calling them on 00 61 2 9252 1033 or by emailing them at auroraexpeditions.com.au.