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Diving Antarctica | Scuba Diving Blog

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

When you think of diving destinations, Antarctica probably isn't the first place that comes to mind. However, for experienced cold water divers, it is difficult to imagine a more thrilling location than the southernmost continent. Making the long trek to Antarctica with the appropriate dive gear in tow can lead to an unforgettable underwater experience.

It is not for the faint hearted or warm water divers, but there are plenty of interesting marine life encounters waiting in Antarctica's frigid waters, from apex predator leopard seals to the adorable penguins they feed on. And if dusting snow off your equipment doesn't appeal to you, Antarctica has plenty of other activities on offer.

Some of the exciting topside activities during a trip to Antarctica that shouldn't be missed include land excursions to trek impressive glaciers and explore the variety of polar land animals including endemic birds and a variety of species of penguins and seals.

Whether you want to take the plunge into Antarctica's polar waters or just enjoy the incredible topside views of this icy continent, consider visiting Antarctica for a once in a lifetime holiday that few get to experience.

Learn more about visiting Antarctica by reading Tim Yeo's 2023 trip recap here.

Another great cold water destination is Norway! Learn about Norway's orcas here.

For a warmer destination with impressive marine life, check out our top Galapagos liveaboards here.

Interested in incredible whale encounters? Read about San Ignacio Lagoon here.

For underwater photography equipment perfect for cold water, visit our photo store.

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