DIVE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA

Date: February 19 – March 3, 2018

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

Join Faith Ortins from DUI, and other diving medicine, photography and polar specialists on a truly remarkable educational diving oriented expedition to Antarctica.

We embark in Ushuaia, Argentina and sail through the Drake Passage directly to Antarctica. Along the way we will encounter Humpback and Minke whales all while learning about medical and diving issues unique to the polar region. We will tour glaciers and icebergs on zodiac cruises and set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape surrounded by alpine peaks and huge glaciers calving at sea level. For divers, this is an opportunity to swim with penguins and leopard seals as well as the unique invertebrate life of Antarctica. And don’t forget claiming your own iceberg! Your adventure will include seminars on photography by world famous underwater videographer Becky Kagan Schott, and diving medicine seminars by Dan Orr. Dan is a published author of numerous books, training programs and is the former president of DAN. This is in addition to all the other marine science and other educational programs on the ship.

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Antarctica Expedition with Dive DUI




Not included:

• Airfare, fuel surcharges, alcohol, and tips on the boat.
• Travel and Dive Insurance are required.
• Trip Insurance is recommended.

Some notes from the last Arctic Expedition

"Over the last 20+ years, I’ve had the opportunity to dive in some amazing places, from wrecks in the Great Lakes and Newfoundland, to the highly decorated caves in the Mexico, colorful Caribbean reefs, and many more. However, as amazing as those places are, I still come back to my New England cold water diving roots. The Arctic, and hopefully soon the Antarctic seemed like a logical next step. The idea of exploring sites, never dove before, with animals that may never have seen a diver before was too much to resist. This trip was also a great test for my BlueHeat drysuit insulation system. Over the past 2 years, it’s made long decompression hangs more tolerable but I had not used it on shallow dives. However, with water temps in the mid 30s, it was essential to keeping me and my hands warm enough to continue shooting well past the point that I could with conventional undergarments. From the minute we landed in Longyearbean, Faith and Oceanwide Expeditions did not disappoint. From the first-class accommodations to the impressive wildlife encounters with Polar Bears, Walruses, Whales, and more, this team had it covered. With only a week, we barely had a chance to scratch the surface of what the Arctic has to offer. I know I’ll be back again in the future."

-Ryan King 2017 Spitzbergen Expedition

Pricing

There are a variety of cabins on the Ortelius and the cabin price is dependent on the cabin selected. Price is per person. Hotel in Ushuaia is double occupancy. Deduct $700 for non-diver rate.

Not included: Airfare, fuel surcharges, alcohol and tips on the boat.

Quad: $8,900
Triple: $9,800
Twin Porthole: $11,150
Twin Window: $12,250
Twin Deluxe: $13,500
Superior: $15,200

This unique adventure will sell out quickly so please reserve your spot soon.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit of $1500 is due upon booking. 
2nd Payment of $5000 due February 1,2017
Balance due November 1, 2017

Please contact Faith Ortins at DUI for more information: faith@divedui.com or 800-325-8439 x313.




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