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Snorkelling in Antarctica

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 2014. 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, and utilises state of the art equipment including 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 dependent), taking delight in sheltered bays, off shore islands and secluded ship wrecks which make for spectacular wildlife viewing.

Our Guides

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

How to Book

Simply inform our Expedition Experts at the time of booking that you would like to add the optional snorkelling activity to your expedition. Places are limited. Polar snorkelling requires at least 6 snorkellers for the activity to proceed. Please ask our team for numbers at time of booking.

 

Polar Snorkelling

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!

Tropical Snorkelling

Snorkel among a kaleidoscope of coral reefs brimming with brightly-coloured tropical fish or perhaps swim with curious sea lions.

Temperate Snorkelling

Discover a mysterious kelp forest where timid creatures seek refuge, encounter curious sea otters or if you’re very lucky, hold your breath in the presence of a majestic whale.

FAQs: Snorkeling in Antarctica

While snorkeling in Antarctica, you’ll witness the amazing mobility and speed of penguins entering and exiting from the ice. As well as beautifully sculpted icebergs below the water and a wide range of marine life such as crustaceans, isopods, starfish, and nudibranchs.

Aurora Expeditions launched its Antarctic snorkeling adventures in 2014. This innovative activity allows passengers to experience snorkeling Antarctica from a unique perspective, witnessing wildlife and scenery unlike any other place on Earth.

For snorkeling in Antarctica, Aurora Expeditions provides state-of-the-art equipment including drysuits, gloves, hoods, fins, masks, and snorkels. All necessary training and equipment are included to ensure the highest level of safety and an unforgettable polar snorkeling experience.

Expeditioners can enjoy the opportunity to snorkel daily, weather-dependent. The snorkeling in Antarctica takes place in sheltered bays, offshore islands, and secluded shipwrecks, offering spectacular wildlife viewing and calm waters.

To book snorkeling in Antarctica, inform our Expedition Experts that you would like to add the optional snorkeling activity to your expedition when booking your expedition. Polar snorkeling requires at least six snorkelers for the activity to proceed. Please check with the team for availability and numbers during the booking process

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Expert Guides

Peter Szyszka

Snorkelling & Diving Supervisor

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Edwin Sargeant

Snorkelling & Diving Guide

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