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Polar Snorkeling

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A once in a lifetime trip, a visit to see unimaginable wildlife
Why not see all of it?


Waterproof Expeditions invented this fun activity of Polar snorkelling in Antarctica and the Arctic about 6 years ago. First we developed a comfortable Polar Snorkel Suit with our partners from Waterproof International in Sweden. Than we tried this activity on board the small expedition vessel Polar Pioneer. It soon became clear that this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who can swim and snorkel.


Even the most experienced cold water divers would turn to snorkelling at one point to be able to manoeuvre with ease the underwater camera equipment and make great images of seals, penguins and icebergs. But it's also ideal for tropical divers with no cold water diving experience and snorkel enthusiasts.


Polar snorkelling is fun, fascinating and easy to do. An exciting activity for everybody interested in the fascinating scenery below the ice in polar waters. From seals and penguins to small critters and anemones, giant isopods and colourfull seastars. It opens up a whole new world below the ice.


We believe that traveling to the Polar regions is more than the scenery and animals above the ice – imagine to float in clear blue water with unlimited visibility and touch the ice descending into deep waters. Just sit in the surf close to a beach and watch the amazing mobility and speed penguins entering (and exiting) the water. 


By signing up for this Polar Snorkel activity you will enjoy the opportunity to snorkel daily (weather and ice conditions dependant), taking delight in sheltered bays, off shore islands and secluded ship wrecks which make for spectacular underwater experiences.


On board Polar Pioneer the Waterproof Polar Snorkel package includes:


Waterproof© D9 Snorkel Drysuit
Waterproof© 10 mm Polar Evoluted Hood
Waterproof© 7 mm G1 Mittens
Waterproof© B5 Marine Boots


Fins, Snorkel and Mask (though we recommend to bring your own)
Bring with you: Warm undergarment clothing i.e. fleece/wool sweater, pants and socks.

Contact us for the Snorkel supplies on other voyages.


Requirements for Polar Snorkelling


If you like to participate in the Polar Snorkel activity we advise you to have some previous snorkel experience.
You do not need to have any (scuba) diving experience.


Bad eyesight? Since you are wearing snorkelling / dive goggles to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you cannot wear glasses underneath the goggles. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.


Read the interviews with previous Polar Snorkelers about their Polar Snorkel experiences.


Contact us for further details on Polar Snorkeling or for signing up for this fun activity.