Cold water diving at its best, the two Polar Circles are now being explored by recreational liveaboards. Jump into the ice-filled waters to swim alongside whales and other Arctic/Antarctic species.
Yes, there are two Polar Circles, and there are liveaboards exploring both areas. Whether you are heading to Antarctica or the Arctic, these regions represent the some of the most extreme diving possible. Get ready for ice diving alongside huge marine life. In the Arctic Circle, you might spot blue whales, narwhals and polar bears; whereas Antarctica offers penguins and leopard seals. The remote and challenging conditions make these destinations only accessible to drysuit divers. Typical itineraries last 7 to 19 days, and the season varies depending on which side of the Earth you’re visiting. Antarctica is best from November to March, and the Arctic is ideal from May to September.