People Go Snorkeling in Antarctica?

Antarctica is the coldest place on the planet and the last thing that comes to mind is getting in the water during a visit.

Truth be told, from the moment we learned about it, we wanted to do it. It is the ultimate bucket list experience!

As PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA divers, we have been scuba diving and snorkeling all around the world.

Snorkeling in Antarctica presents a unique challenge due to its frigid waters, which often range from -1.9°C to 5°C (28.6°F to 41°F).

How Cold is the Water in Antarctica, Really?

How to Book a Snorkel Trip in Antarctica

Unlike we’re all used to with other destinations, you cannot book just one snorkeling trip in this situation. You were either in the whole program or you did not snorkel.

Aurora Expeditions provided us with top-notch equipment. The dry suits were top-brand and in good condition. They also provided us with thick mm neoprene gloves, booties, and a hood.

Snorkel Gear for Cold Water – What We Wore

What is There to See Underwater in Antarctica?

Antarctica’s marine ecosystem is surprisingly diverse and unveils a captivating array of cold-adapted marine species.

Antarctic snorkeling demands mental resilience. The cold water can be physically and mentally taxing, so be prepared for the shock of the temperature.

How to Prepare for Antarctica Snorkeling

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