To those accustomed to life below the Arctic Circle, life above the treeline can seem like a whole other world. No where is this more true than below the ice, where the sun filters through the ice into a dark world of creatures few ever see in the wild.
I was reminded of this today when I read about a recent record-breaking dive beneath a frozen lake in Slovakia. While the dive — a continuous 2120 meter dive utilizing rebreather units — is indisputably impressive, no lake dive can compare to diving beneath the Arctic ice. As evidenced by the footage below, taken on Arctic Kingdom dives:
Video by Louise Murray
Want to experience the world below the ice first hand? Start your adventure today on our Dive Adventures page, or visit our Adventure Travel page for news on the variety of expeditions we have coming up!
I just found a great post on ice diving over at Environmental Graffiti. While this kind of diving seems crazy to most, Ms Simone Preuss captures the sense of adventure and the surreal beauty of the world under the ice.
AK expedition member Ice Diving in Arctic Bay 2004. Photo by Louise Murray