During the few previous ice diving expeditions at the North Pole before, the divers disembarked at the Pole, dived, and then returned to the base camp.
With the new dive centre on the drift ice at the North Pole, divers live four days on the ice, and, as well as diving. Secured, serviced and dried out their gear in preparation for the next entry into the water.
Now, the first drift ice dive centre at the North Pole is developped which makes it possible to carry out a series of ice dives without the participants having to return to a base camp every day.
This unique possibilitiy openes up a new page in the history of Arctic exploration, and pushed back the boundaries of diving.
You will complete the ice dive cycles to depths of up to 15 m, spending an averag of 40 minutes under the water each time. The dives follow standard PADI ice diving practice.
In the few days of life at the Pole, you will see frost and sunshine, wind and snow; you see ice forming ridges, and 'rivers' appearing between diverging ice floes. In the amazingly clear water, the majestic ridges go down up to 15 m, breaking off in the icy black abyss.