If you love to push the boundaries, sign up for an Arctic liveaboard. Dive with whales, walruses and polar bears among icebergs and kelp forests in this cold water, liveaboard-only destination.
As scuba divers continue to push limits, diving within the polar circles has become increasingly accessible. In particular, Arctic liveaboard itineraries are now quite popular, and most Arctic diving takes place in the vicinity of the Svalbard Archipelago. Here you’ll find everything from shallow ice diving to lush kelp forests. Even better is the variety of marine life you’ll encounter. From tiny crustaceans to huge blue whales, narwhals, humpback whales, white belugas, orcas, walruses, seals and polar bears, the Arctic offers a marine environment unlike any other. Typical itineraries in the region last 7 to 11 nights, and the best time to dive in the Arctic is from May to September.