2016 ANTARCTICA DIVE TRIP REPORT
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HONORING SHACKELTON’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY VOYAGE
By Faith Ortins
Experience our amazing Antarctic Expedition with 30 divers and 4 non-divers on our 23 day voyage than would span over 4,000 nautical miles. We dived and explored some of the most remote places on the planet including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Islands, South Sandwich Islands, Orkney Islands, Elephant Island and the continent of Antarctica.
Some quotes from our intrepid explorers:
The experience I had on the DUI Expedition to Antarctica for the Sir Ernest Shackelton 100 year anniversary was truly a life changing experience. The places we went and the things we saw were incredible. I also made a lot of new adventure minded friends that will be included on future adventures to the places where few go.
Antarctica Dive Trip Report 2016This trip was worth every penny.
Folly Beach, SC
Do you remember the sense of wonder you had when you were a child, and every creature, every landscape, every sunset, and every starry night was a new and awesome experience? Being in Antarctica makes you feel that way again. Ernest Shackelton wrote of Antarctica, “We had seen God in His splendors…”, and when you are there you realize you are in a place like nowhere else on earth.
Antarctica Dive Trip Report 2016The Antarctic is a place I have been wanting to visit for many years and when the opportunity presented itself I jumped. It was indeed an epic journey on which, in addition to the Antarctic peninsula we touched in at the Falklands, South Sandwiches, South Orkneys, South Shetlands and Elephant Island, places which played a role in the history of the South Polar Region. The crew and guides on the Plancius were all knowledgeable and approachable. It was also good to meet folks from DUI after having been using their dry suits for so long and Jeff was amazingly patient and helpful to someone who had never dove the poles before. And diving under icebergs is quite unlike anything else I had seen before. A great trip.
Definitely would not dive without the Blue Heat System! This made the water seem warm!! If someone had told me that we would see half of the wildlife that was observed on this trip…I would not have believed them.
Port Washington, NY & San Diego, CAAntarctica Dive Trip Report 2016
It was like living in the midst of a National Geographic special for a month. We had epic experience after epic experience with no time to digest one experience before the next occurred. Magical vistas, a plethora of curious and amusing wildlife unafraid of humans, and entrancing icebergs are forever emblazoned in my heart and mind. Diving around icebergs is truly a blast, and leaping off of them? Crazy fun. I thought this was a once in a lifetime trip, but I have to go back. Polar fever is a real thing.
In a word…WOW. Thanks DUI for taking me on a trip of a lifetime. Between our diving around icebergs, hiking through unimaginably large colonies of penguins, seals and sea birds, watching whale and Orca populations whose spouting rivaled that of the Bellagio Fountains and exploring remote islands where few have been before, lifetime friendships were built. Ship and crew were perfect for the adventure. I can’t wait for the next trip up North and becoming “Bi-Polar”. Thanks again for a marvelous expedition.
Jim van Gogh
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[news_date]Added June 3, 2016[/news_date]
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