From the icy waters of Antarctic and the Arctic to the tropical reefs of Papua New Guinea, all of our scuba diving destinations guarantee amazing new experiences. Antarctic diving reveals a world of ice, where glaciers, gigantic icebergs and a unique blend of marine life greet us, whilst the possible presence of walrus and polar bears makes Arctic diving a very special experience. The wildlife rich warm waters of Papua New Guinea teem with a myriad of spectacular tropical fish, coral gardens, and deep-water drop offs offers some of the best diving in the world. With plenty of diving opportunities along your voyage, no two days will be alike – a truly inspiring and unforgettable experience awaits.
In 1998 Aurora Expeditions offered the world-first commercial dive trip to Antarctica, and we’ve built on our polar experience ever since. Partnering with polar dive experts, Waterproof Expeditions, we bring you the exciting and unique chance to get a closer look at the amazing marine life of our polar regions. Waterproof have more than 20-years dive experience in the polar regions and have recently developed the Padi Polar Diver Specialty - a unique chance to become one of the world’s first certified Polar Divers.
In 2011 we are very excited to be introducing our brand new Arctic scuba diving option. Each dive will be a surprising event and we will be exploring new and never-before-dived places. Each dive site will vary according to conditions and accessibility, but will surely offer a unique and exiting experience.
Please note for our polar diving options all divers must be a trained, certified scuba divers with proof of certification beyond entry level, i.e. Advanced Diver certification or equivalent rating, issued by a recognised scuba training organisation. In addition to this it is extremely important that adequate training and experience is gained in dry suit diving, and in the use of other new and unfamiliar equipment to be used in Antarctica. To ensure your safety and enjoyment and to avoid any unnecessary problems on the trip, recent diving experience and proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives using a dry suit are required prior to joining the Aurora Expeditions voyage. Our Antarctic scuba diving option is overseen by a qualified dive master who will guide you through your dives and ensure Standard Safety Diving Practices are adhered to at all times.
Our scuba diving option in Papua New Guinea is available to all our passengers. Our highly qualified and experienced dive instructors can guide those who have never dived before through a resort dive program, whilst those who have previous diving experience have the opportunity to dive quality sites on the reed and around the islands. There is no need to pre-book this option on our PNG voyages, as all bookings are done onboard.
If you have any queries regarding our scuba diving option please contact our friendly sales team.
Scuba Diving Voyages
Please check individual voyage details for scuba diving surcharge.
How to book
Simply inform our sales team at time of booking that you would like to include the optional scuba diving activity to your expedition. Places are limited.