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Waterproof Expeditions

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Waterproof Expeditions specializes in unique photography, diving, snorkeling and cruise experiences to some of the world’s most remote and exotic destinations.  Ideal for explorers and divers alike, all trips are designed around the element of water – underwater, above and beyond.  From ice-diving in Antarctica’s polar waters to underwater filming in the Canadian Arctic.  

Antarctic Voyages with Polar Diving & Snorkeling

Polar diving and snorkeling in crystal clear water, around icebergs, with penguins and seals, macro life, fascinating walls of ice, simply breathtaking scenery.  With Waterproof Expeditions, you'll enjoy these incomparable expeditions filled with an overwhelming array of colors, moods and diverse wildlife.

Polar Diving

Diving in Antarctica is a unique experience for the advanced diver.   Not just ice, but an amazing underwater world with a fascinating marine life filled with creatures that look as if they should live on another planet, such as giant isopods, worms and fearless seals.

Polar Snorkeling

If you are not a diver at all or do not have ice diving certification, you can still witness the fascinating underwater world of the Polar Oceans.   Waterproof Expeditions exclusively offers polar snorkeling for everyone.    Polar snorkelers are provided with specially designed Waterproof© Snorkel-Dry suits.

The dive & snorkel operations on board are managed by the Waterproof Expedition team, polar dive experts who have experienced many extreme situations in the field and who are trained to search out the best opportunities for diving, taking into account the unpredictable weather and ice conditions.  Waterproof maintains the highest level of safety in combination with quality diving.

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Optional Polar Dive Package 11/12 days: USD 975*
18 days USD 1050*

Optional Polar Snorkel Package 11/12 days: USD 975*
18 days USD 1050*


Polar Pioneer - Waterproof's Vessel of Choice

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The Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1985 as an ice-strengthened research ship, and for many years she plied the treacherous waters of the USSR's northern coast.  In 2000 she was refurbished in St Petersburg to provide comfortable accommodation for 54 passengers.

Polar Pioneer is not a luxury vessel but has a fine reputation for polar expedition cruising, due to its strength, manoeuverability and small number of cabins.  The Russian captain and crew are among the most experienced ice navigators in the world and their enthusiasm is well-known amongst former guests.   The accommodation is simple yet comfortable, and the meals are wholesome and uncomplicated.  A combined bar/lounge/library area stocked with a good collection of polar books.


Accommodation

Triple cabin = 2 lower bunks and 1 upper bunk, a desk, a small washbasin, ample storage and hanging space and portholes.  Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.

Twin Public cabin = 2 lower bunks, a desk, small washbasin, ample storage and hanging space, a couch and a porthole. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.

Twin Private cabin = 2 lower bunks, a desk, windows and private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. #402 and #403 have upper and lower bunks and a couch.

Captain's Suite = 1 double bed in separate room, foldout couch that can be used as a single bed, forward and port windows, lounge and table area, fridge, TV, video player, and private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Mini Suite = 1 double bed in a separate room, foldout couch that can be used as a single bed, TV, video player, windows, desk, table area, fridge, and private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

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