Antarctic diving expedition

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23 Jan 2017
£ 5390
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07 Feb 2017
£ 5950
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18 Feb 2017
£ 6990
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26 Feb 2017
£ 6990
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06 Mar 2017
£ 4420
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17 Mar 2017
£ 3940
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08 Mar 2018
£ 5399
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14 Mar 2018
£ 6220
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19 Mar 2018
£ 3999
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Antarctic diving expedition

On our Antarctic diving expedition we are committed to the conservation of the places we visit.

This is why the company has calculated the average CO2 emissions of its Arctic and Antarctic Voyages and will automatically offset each clientís share of emissions via the charity Rainforest Concernís new Rainforest4Climate programme We will also automatically offset the carbon emissions of flights booked through the company for its polar expeditions.

Our Antarctic diving expedition ships are smaller, less imposing on the polar landscape than the bigger cruise ships. Group landings by zodiac are more easily managed and a low ratio of leaders to passengers provides a personalised, added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Antarctic scenery and wildlife. In this way you will be introduced to some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our Antarctic diving expedition trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct. Encounters with all wildlife are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.

Reviews of Antarctic diving expedition

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Interacting with the wildlife in Antarctica.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?




3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


There really are no local people, except in Ushuaia. I think that the trip perhaps supported conservation but did not really reduce environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I think that it was a fantastic experience. The ship was better than we thought it would be and the staff was well-organized, helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All of it, but if I had to pick it would be my first sight of Antarctica which was at sunrise, wow! And my 30 minute dive with a leopard seal. But it was all amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Make sure you have enough camera memory space and batteries because you will be taking non stop
photographs ( I bought another 2gb memory card in Ushaia and I am so glad I did, I arrived home with
1,217 amazing pictures and have looked through again and again).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Itís the only way to see the Antarctic, every crew member and expedition staff have an appreciation of
the environment and the expedition vessel having a max of 44 passengers so as to minimise any disturbance to the white continent. All our hotels we stayed in were ecologically sound and benefited the local economy and the tour operator offset all carbon emissions for the voyage with rainforest concern. I am now more pro-active in my role to help conserve our world after this amazing expedition as I have a greater respect for our amazing planet.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Itís been the most amazing adventure/expedition I have ever had and I am sure ever likely to have, enhanced by the tour operatorís ethos and lead on conservation. I would recommend it to everyone whether you dive or not, just to be able to experience the white continent in the intimate manner in which I did has been a privilege.

Reviewed on 04 Apr 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Diving around the ice bergs and snorkelling with the leopard seal. Real WOW factor. It may have been the largest diving expedition ever to Antarctica, but it went like clockwork, despite the sometimes inclement weather! This has to be due largely to the organisation and management of the local operator, a great team, very friendly and approachable.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't worry about the food and drinks on board. It was superb. No need to take your own favourite nibbles, fruit teas etc, there was more than ample, and a good variety. To save on weight, rent your boots in Ushuaia for US$10. If possible, take your laptop and blank DVDs. Not only can you view and back up your own images, but many an hour was spent on our voyage sharing images with others on board. Argentinean pesos were the favoured currency in Argentina, the boat accepted US$ and Euros also. Be prepared for changes in the proposed itinerary, it's only given as an example, really. Relax with the tour operator and the local operator and you'll have an awesome time!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


The expedition crew were explicit in their instructions about respecting wildlife and the environment, and stuck to the rules themselves. It was a pity that some of the Russian passengers had no regard whatsoever for these rules.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


An awesome experience, thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. Nothing was ever too much for the expedition crew who did their utmost to ensure we made the best of our time in Antarctica.

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