Your adventure will include lectures on diving medicine, dealing with medical emergencies in remote locations and coping with thermal issues in extreme environments. Those who qualify and apply can receive up to 16 CMEs through the University of CA at San Diego’s Department of Emergency Medicine.
Your home for the week will be the Plancius, a state of the art 287’ polar ship, specially designed for polar cruising and outfitted for diving in polar regions. While there will be many diving and snorkeling opportunities, nondivers will enjoy the amazing landscapes, hiking, birding and history of the area. In order to ensure the highest quality experience for everyone, we are limiting the numbers on the ship to 80% of the total capacity and the number of divers to 48.
Want to give a big thanks to Faith Ortins with DUI for making our Arctic trip one for the memory books. Faith made us feel comfortable with dry suits even though we had never seen or used them before. Her expert instruction allowed us to snorkel in the freezing water and enjoy playing around icebergs. This is not something we ever thought of doing. She was arranging a dive trip along with The Wilderness Medicine Conference. Since our dive history did not include dry suit cold water diving, we were not qualified to dive this trip. Faith made sure that we felt included in everything during the trip. She went with us on our snorkel outings to be sure all went well. She made sure we all felt that this was a team effort. Thank you Faith for this wonderful experience. We look forward to learning more about diving with dry suits, with or without the cold water !!!
Theresa & Diane Hoffman