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Aurora Expeditions Become First Operator to Offer Snorkelling in Antarctica

Expedition cruise and adventure company Aurora Expeditions is delighted to announce they will be offering passengers the chance to snorkel in Antarctica this season. This ground breaking new activity will provide passengers with the opportunity to explore the icy waters alongside penguins, seals and whales.

This unique experience will allow passengers to see Antarctica in a completely new dimension, witnessing wildlife and scenery unlike any other place on earth.  Through crystal clear waters adventurers will discover the amazing mobility and speed of penguins entering and exiting from the ice, marvel at the beauty of sculpted icebergs below the water and swim alongside large charismatic marine mammals.

With a longstanding tradition of pushing the boundaries, Aurora Expeditions was also the first cruise company to offer activities such as scuba diving and camping in Antarctica. This latest innovative activity option is led by expert polar diving guides using state of the art equipment including specially designed Waterproof© Snorkel-Drysuits, gloves, hood, weight belt, fins, mask, and snorkel. Passengers will be provided with all of the training and equipment they need to experience Antarctica from this truly unique angle.

Passengers who take part will enjoy the opportunity to snorkel daily (weather dependant), taking delight in sheltered bays, off shore islands and secluded ship wrecks which make for spectacular wildlife viewing.

Polar Snorkelling Cost: US$975pp

Aurora Expeditions have a selection of voyages that include Polar Snorkelling in February 2014 and 2015:

  • Across the Antarctic Circle – 10 to 19 February 2014
  • Across the Antarctic Circle – 19 to 28 February 2014
  • Weddell Sea & Antarctic Peninsula – 28 Feb to 11 March 2014 (currently offering 10% discount)
  • Across the Antarctic Circle – 19 to 28 February 2015
  • Weddell Sea & Antarctic Peninsula – 28 Feb to 9 March 2015

Voyage prices from US$7200 per person

In addition to Polar Snorkelling, Aurora Expeditions offer passengers the option to scuba dive, sea kayak, camp, climb or improve their photography skills aboard selected voyages.

As experts in travel to the Polar Regions, Aurora Expeditions strive to deliver highly unique and memorable itineraries and activities. Voyages commence in the far southern ports of South America, and passengers sail to Antarctica aboard the 54-pssenger, ice-strengthened Polar Pioneer.

Polar Snorkelling is operated on board by our Dive partners Waterproof Expeditions.

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