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Expedition Cruise: Diving and Snorkeling Antarctica

The 'bucket list' trip for advanced cold water divers and extreme snorkeling. A full concept of above and below the Southern Ocean.

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Polar Diving and Polar Snorkeling in Antarctica

Diving and snorkeling in the ice cold waters of Antarctica? Some of your friends may think you're crazy! But just imagine the large sculptured icebergs underwater and the clear visibility when the sunbeams hit the water. Or the curious seals and penguins shooting in and out of the water from a beach. This is not a typical dive or snorkel event but an experience of Antarctica in full capacity: Below and above the surface.

Dive and snorkel Antarctica

Polar diving and polar snorkeling in Antarctica is for experienced and advanced cold water divers, or for snorkelers who simply have an open mind and are ready to experience the unknown. We will provide you with diving or snorkel gear and a Waterproof drysuit that will keep you warm in the polar waters. As cold water experts and being the world's leader in Polar diving, we will answer all your technical questions on dive procedures and equipment.

Antarctica Expedition Cruises for every traveller

These voyages are not limited to divers and snorkelers only. So if you're not fond of going into the polar water you are still more than welcome. While others are out in the water, you can enjoy on board activities or zodiac excursions. We will advise you about the possible trips and which ship would be the best suitable option for you.




"An Antarctic experience is more than the scenery. The animals above and in the water make your experience completely unique."

- Martin McGrath, Polar Dive Master Waterproof Expeditions
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Sample programme for a dive and snorkel expedition in Antarctica.

  • Are you qualified ?

    Polar Snorkeling: If you love the oceans but don't need to dive, Polar snorkelling is your thing. With some snorkel and swimming experience and a healthy dose of adventure you will love this activity! Check out the details on Polar snorkelling below for all the information on the gear we supply and how to sign up.


    Polar diving: These voyages are not for beginners, you’ll have to be an advanced open water diver and must be familiar with cold water diving and dry suit diving with at least 20 'dry suit´dives. That is why the preparation before you travel is extremely important. Please check out the information on Polar diving below for the requirements to participate.

  • Prior to departure

    We advise to arrive one night prior to your departure date. This is the best way to get used to the different time zones and to avoid problems with flight delays, and missing luggage.
    If your departure gateway is Ushuaia, we advise you to sign up for our 'Beagle Channel Dive Programme'. This is an excellent preperation for your Antarctic diving. Contact us for this programme which starts a few days prior to your departure from Ushuaia.
    If your departure gateway is Punta Arenas, please contact us for luggage restrictions for the charter flight to Antarctica.
    Pre and post tours in either Chile or the Argentina area are available upon request.

  • Crossing to Antarctica

    Today you will board your vessel and your voyage to the White Continent finaly kicks off! After months of preperation you can't wait to feel the temperature getting colder while you get closer to your first iceberg.
    Once we have reached the peninsula of the Antarctic, we can choose a great variety of landing, dive and snorkel sites.

  • Safety First !

    Diving and snorkelling in Antarctica is no more dangerous than normal SCUBA diving as long as you stick to one important rule: Safety First! Divers who are looking for thrills are kindly asked to stay at home!
    We do not accept risky ventures from any of our divers. You are asked to remain with the group at all times and at arms-length of your buddy.

  • What will you see and where will we go ?

    Our journey to the White Continent brings us to the peninsula where a world of pristine nature awaits us. The key to success for these trips is to have an open mind about whats coming next. Ice, snow, wind and wildlife will predict our next move and our expedition team will find the best opportunity for great topside and underwater encounters and experiences.
    We plan to do two dives and snorkel excursions per day. This depends on the ice and weather conditions as well as our location.
    The Southern Ocean is full of life despite the harsh and cold circumstances. From critters, anenomes, spiders and krill to the larger species like seals, penguins and whales. It is their world and you as a diver or snorkeler are extremely privileged to visit their world above and below the ocean.
    Enjoy it, smell it, and let it overwhelm you. Don't disturb or interfere with this natural world and leave it for generations to come. Bring your memories and reflections home and and share thousands of pictures with your friends and family.


    Read more on possible landing sites and the Antarctic Experience and our blogs on previous Antarctica trips to give you a good sense of what you may encounter.

NOTE: Snorkeling & diving activities on designated trips often need a minimum number of participants.

Dates & Rates

  • Greg Mortimer Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 12th Feb - 23rd Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    24,300 USD
    Junior Suite
    20,900 USD
    Superior Balcony
    17,600 USD
    Balcony stateroom B
    14,200 USD
    Balcony stateroom C
    13,900 USD
    Balcony stateroom A
    13,900 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    13,100 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    11,900 USD
  • Greg Mortimer Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 21st Feb - 3rd Mar 2021
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    23,000 USD
    Junior Suite
    20,000 USD
    Superior Balcony
    16,900 USD
    Balcony stateroom B
    13,900 USD
    Balcony stateroom C
    13,700 USD
    Balcony stateroom A
    13,700 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    12,900 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    11,800 USD
  • Hondius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 24th Feb - 18th Mar 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite private...
    22,450 EUR
    Junior Suite
    19,500 EUR
    Superior
    18,250 EUR
    Twin deluxe
    16,950 EUR
    Twin window
    15,950 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    15,400 EUR
    Triple porthole
    14,100 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    12,700 EUR
  • Greg Mortimer Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 1st Mar - 11th Mar 2021
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    23,600 USD
    Junior Suite
    20,300 USD
    Superior Balcony
    17,100 USD
    Balcony stateroom B
    13,800 USD
    Balcony stateroom C
    13,500 USD
    Balcony stateroom A
    13,500 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    12,700 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    11,500 USD
  • Hondius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 18th Mar - 27th Mar 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite private...
    8,900 EUR
    Junior Suite
    7,750 EUR
    Superior
    7,250 EUR
    Twin deluxe
    6,750 EUR
    Twin window
    6,350 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    6,100 EUR
    Triple porthole
    5,600 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    4,950 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 19th Mar - 1st Apr 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    10,350 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    9,700 EUR
    Twin Window
    9,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    8,750 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,100 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 22nd Oct - 11th Nov 2021
    • Embark: Stanley
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    23,550 USD
    Twin Deluxe
    21,550 USD
    Twin Window
    19,995 USD
    Twin Porthole
    18,995 USD
    Triple Porthole
    17,550 USD
    Quadruple cabin
    15,550 USD

    Signature Expedition | In cooperation with Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris


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  • Greg Mortimer Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 16th Jan - 26th Jan 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    25,095 USD
    Junior Suite
    21,695 USD
    Superior Balcony
    18,295 USD
    Balcony stateroom A
    15,395 USD
    Balcony stateroom B
    14,995 USD
    Balcony stateroom C
    14,695 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    13,595 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    12,495 USD
  • Greg Mortimer Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 24th Jan - 4th Feb 2022
    • Embark: Punta arenas
    • Disembark: Punta arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    28,795 USD
    Junior Suite
    25,095 USD
    Superior Balcony
    21,195 USD
    Balcony stateroom A
    17,995 USD
    Balcony stateroom B
    17,595 USD
    Balcony stateroom C
    17,295 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    16,095 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    14,795 USD
  • Greg Mortimer Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 2nd Feb - 13th Feb 2022
    • Embark: Punta arenas
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    29,895 USD
    Junior Suite
    25,795 USD
    Superior Balcony
    21,595 USD
    Balcony stateroom A
    17,995 USD
    Balcony stateroom B
    17,595 USD
    Balcony stateroom C
    17,295 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    15,895 USD
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    14,495 USD
  • Plancius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 3rd Feb - 13th Feb 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    10,350 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    9,650 EUR
    Twin Window
    9,100 EUR
    Quadruple cabin
    7,050 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 13th Feb - 24th Feb 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    10,350 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    9,650 EUR
    Twin Window
    9,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    8,700 EUR
    Quadruple cabin
    7,050 EUR

    Across the Antarctic Polar Circle

  • Janssonius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 21st Feb - 15th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite
    22,900 EUR
    Junior Suite
    20,200 EUR
    Superior
    18,950 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    17,650 EUR
    Twin Window
    16,600 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    15,950 EUR
    Triple Porthole
    14,900 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    13,200 EUR

    Across the Antarctic Polar Circle, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

  • Hondius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 2nd Mar - 13th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite private...
    12,600 EUR
    Junior Suite
    10,950 EUR
    Superior
    10,350 EUR
    Twin deluxe
    9,650 EUR
    Twin window
    9,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    8,700 EUR
    Triple porthole
    7,950 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,050 EUR

    Across the Antarctic Polar Circle

  • Janssonius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 15th Mar - 24th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite
    9,150 EUR
    Junior Suite
    7,950 EUR
    Superior
    7,550 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    7,050 EUR
    Twin Window
    6,600 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    6,350 EUR
    Triple Porthole
    5,850 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    5,150 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 19th Mar - 1st Apr 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    10,800 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    10,150 EUR
    Twin Window
    9,600 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    9,150 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,450 EUR

    Across the Antarctic Polar Circle

  • Plancius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 20th Mar - 31st Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    9,150 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    8,600 EUR
    Twin Window
    8,150 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    7,750 EUR
    Quadruple cabin
    6,300 EUR

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