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Cabins

6

Length / Width

27 m / 6 m

Year built

1991 

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

NO

Highlights

  • The MS Sula is a rugged vessel taking you to the edge of the Earth and the pinnacle of diving experiences
  • From the middle of October to the middle of February you can enjoy one of the largest gathering of orcas in the world, who congregate due to the vast amounts of herring that collect in the waters
  • The expert crew makes finding Orcas in the vast, remote landscape look easy
  • Rich marine life with more than 1,400 species due to the warm Gulf Stream (including blue whales and belugas), alongside crystal clear waters, giant kelp forests, numerous wrecks, drop-offs, sandy sea beds
  • Unique chance to see the Northern Lights in wintertime in Northern Norway, you will also see birdlife as sea-eagles and beautiful landscape.
  • Sula docks at remote islands and harbors at night, giving you the chance to experience tiny, picturesque ­Norwegian ­villages.
  • Enjoy dry-suit snorkelling with orcas and humpback whales and take a USEA - Under Sea Soft Encounter Alliance - certification course onboard
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

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2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 70% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 30% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

By cancellation; your payment (no deposit) will be refunded in cases of sickness or death only. A declaration from doctor must be presented before refunding  

Cabins

Description

Svalbard Diving, since 2007 have been offering spectactular diving experiences, unlike any other anywhere in the world.

Orca Expedition Trips;  3 days and 6 days liveaboard Safari Adventure on board of the MS Sula. Every year from the middle of October to middle of February, the probably largest gathering of Killer Whales in the world take place in Troms region, far north of Norway, due to enormous amounts of Herring that collect in the waters.  

The ­aurora borealis seen from the deck of Sula is stunning. With no obstructions in sight, you can take the best photographs and enjoy the show in all its colorful glory.

What you can expect

MS Sula is a 91-foot boat that could not be called luxurious, but this creates a strong sentiment of why you are there; the whole experience has a sense of true adventure. This is an old fishing boat and you really feel that. What it lacks in comfort and style it more than makes up for in character and the boat itself becomes a major part of the trip. Because it doesn't get light until 10am and is dark around 2.30pm, you spend a lot of time on the boat drinking tea and eating biscuits, it is a wonderfully charming and cosy home for your time at sea. An evening in Sula’s fire-heated hot tub with a dip in the cold­ ­Arctic waters is a very popular choice. 

There are five crew members and a maximum of twelve guests so the crew to guest ratio is one that will enable you to get the most out of your time on board. The crew is ­very attentive, taking time to kit up each person properly from a range of drysuits. 

The boat has a Lounge, an Equipment Room, a room for drying clothes/suits , 2 Cabins with four beds, 5 Cabins with two beds and 1 Cabin with three beds. There are 2 toilets and 2 showers onboard for the guests.  Each individual cabin has its own wash basin with hot and cold running water.

All meals, food and drinks are included in the price and there is a professional Chef who will cook the meals whilst you are on the boat waiting to taste the next delightful dishes. The chef cater also every dietary requirement without compromising on taste.  Alcoholic drink and other soft drinks can be pruchased onboard.

Orcas in Norway are of the “North Atlantic Type 1” ecotype, living in closely related pods and sometimes observed in aggregations of hundreds strong. They employ the so-called “carousel feeding” technique, where they herd herring into dense balls, then slap them with their tails to stun the fish and proceed eating them one-by-one. These fjords also visited by great numbers of humpback whales, preying on herring using the lunge feeding technique, a true spectacle to be witnessed.

How to get there

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DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dry Suits ($)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Norwegian

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • Power Socket Adapters

Payments

  • Cash

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