Polar Snorkelling

Discover the underwater world of Antarctica and the Arctic!

Witness wildlife and scenery unlike any other place on earth. Through crystal clear waters you'll discover the amazing mobility and speed of penguins entering and exiting from the ice, marvel at beautiful sculpted icebergs below the water and witness marine life such as crustaceans, isopods, starfish and nudibranchs!

With a longstanding tradition of pushing the boundaries, Aurora Expeditions launched our Antarctic snorkelling adventures in conjuction with our dive partners, Waterproof Expeditions, in 2014. In 2016 the activity has also been added to a range of our Arctic expeditions. This unique experience will allow passengers to see both destinations in a completely new dimension, witnessing wildlife and scenery unlike any other place on earth.

This latest innovative activity option is led by our expert polar diving guides from diving specialist Waterproof Expeditions, and utilises state of the art equipment including specially designed Waterproof© Snorkel-Drysuits, gloves, hood, 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.

Our Guides

Our team of experienced dive guides have over 20 years’ polar diving experience and provide snorkellers and divers with detailed briefings and best practice procedures to ensure a safe snorkelling and diving experience.

Group Size

Polar snorkelling requires at least 6 snorkellers for the activity to proceed. Please ask our team for numbers at time of booking.

How to Book

Simply inform our Expedition Experts at time of booking that you would like to include the optional snorkelling activity to your expedition. Places are limited.

Our Parters

All underwater programs are operated by our partners Waterproof Expeditions, the only company dedicated to polar diving and snorkelling.

Waterproof Expeditions - Our Dive Partners

Upcoming Expeditions

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  • Christmas in Antarctica

    11 DAYS from US$8,725 pp SAIL/FLY

    Celebrate Christmas Antarctica-style! Experience the best of the peninsula's wildlife and landscapes, with some time for onboard celebrations!

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  • Spitsbergen Odyssey

    11 DAYS from AU$6,995 per person

    Circumnavigate Spitsbergen and experience a world filled with deep shimmering fjords, polar deserts, old whaling settlements and magnificent wildlife, including the mighty polar bear.

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    Expedition - Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

    Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

    24 DAYS from AU$14,280 per person

    Combine two exciting Arctic itineraries into one 24-day adventure! From the wildlife oasis of Spitsbergen to Greenland’s iceberg fantasia, make your Arctic expedition complete (and save!).

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  • Spirit of Antarctica

    12 DAYS from US$8,500 pp

    Get ready for an early-summer adventure to Antarctica, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many daily excursions and activities!

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    Expedition - Weddell Sea & Antarctic Explorer

    Weddell Sea & Antarctic Explorer

    12 DAYS from US$8,725 pp

    One of the wildest and most isolated parts of the Antarctic Peninsula, the ice-filled Weddell Sea boasts huge tabular icebergs, fossil-rich islands and large penguin colonies for you to explore!

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  • Across the Antarctic Circle

    11 DAYS from US$8,725 pp FLY/SAIL

    Celebrate crossing latitude 66° 33' South in the wake of hallowed explorers and experience a world of powerful whales, shimmering mountain ranges and mesmerising icebergs.

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  • Antarctic Explorer

    11 Days from US$9,500 pp FLY/SAIL

    With only one sea crossing this new FLY/SAIL voyage, you'll enjoy the very best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the spectacular, yet isolated Weddell Sea.

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