Saturday, July 20, 2024

Antarctica: The New Scuba Diving Frontier


Diving and exploring the waters off Antarctica is fast becoming the new scuba diving frontier, with more operators running vessels in the area.

Due to the remoteness of the destination, exploring the waters off Antarctica tends to be a liveaboard diving experience.

The cold, frozen waters are pristine and offer a glimpse into a world seldom seen by divers. Marine life is rich and diverse and includes many unique creatures only found in much colder waters. Some of the best dive sites in Antarctica include:

  • Deception Island offers a very unique experience of diving in waters warmed by the volcano.
  • Lemaire Channel is the ultimate experience when it comes to sampling the delights of Antarctica’s icy landscape.
  • Palmer Peninsula is well known for its marine life, including penguins, kelp, and more.

If you’re interested in discovering the icy depths of Antarctica, then booking a liveaboard is arguably the best way to have the experience of a lifetime.

You can find out more here (the website is launching soon!)

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for