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Baffin Island Dive Safari

Baffin Island Dive Safari Overview

Experience the dive of your life as you dive under the floe edge and amongst icebergs and drifting ice packs in the enthralling Arctic Ocean.

yohei_miyashita_dsc3388_mv Imagine yourself under the vast and silent skies of the high Arctic with the midnight sun bathing passing icebergs in a warm glow as narwhal pass by. This is the ultimate Arctic diving experience!

Enter a world unlike anything you have ever imagined. Icebergs, drifting pack ice, seal holes, ice floe cracks, and the Arctic sea floor offer a variety of exceptional Arctic diving opportunities that never cease to amaze. The intriguing ice formations along with the fascinating wildlife you may encounter both above and below water will leave you feeling exhilarated and surprised that with each passing day, your dive only gets better. Then, after a full day of excellent Arctic diving, retreat to our safari-style ice camp, which rests almost within arm’s reach of the water.

ak_traveling-to-camp_dsc_1376 Nestled between the majestic mountains of north Baffin Island and Bylot Island near Sirmilik National Park, you’ll encounter the abundant wildlife that congregates along the ice floe edge. The spring floe edge is a fascinating eco-system where wildlife thrives. During this time of year you may have a chance to see pods of narwhal resting only metres from the edge, their misty breath sparkling in the 24 hour sun. In addition, you’ll have a good chance of seeing polar bears, a variety of species of seals, an incredible variety of sea birds including thick billed murre, kittiwake, guillemot, and ivory gull, along with many other species of gull. Bowhead and beluga whales also frequent this area.

Arctic Kingdom has been leading scuba diving trips throughout the Arctic since 1999 and remains the ONLY dive operator in the Arctic. We are committed to making the Arctic an accessible diving destination. We are cold water experts and even if you are not, we can help you become comfortable in the Arctic waters and truly enjoy some of the most incredible diving you’ll ever experience in your life. The Baffin Island Dive Safari is based in one of our favourite dive locations due to its variety of dives and the variety of wildlife we can encounter.

What Diving Certifications do I need?

If you have your Advanced Diving Certification, you are good to go. Having your Drysuit Certification is highly recommended.

Highlights

  • Dive in the most incredible ice formations found anywhere on the planet – pack ice, cracks, and Arctic sea floor.
  • View a vast array of wildlife at the floe edge during their annual migration, including narwhal, bowhead whales, and polar bears.
  • Settle into a high-end safari-style tented base camp on the sea ice.
  • Touch and climb icebergs or even drink from glacier melt-water as it flows into the sea.
  • Visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which attracts over 20,000 birds (ice conditions permitting).
  • Enjoy tea made of melt-water from hundreds of year-old icebergs.

Rebreather Divers Welcome!

We are rebreather specialized and can supply all the oxygen and sofnolime that you require for your dives.



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SUMMARY
EXPEDITION SUMMARY
Trip Length
8 Days / 7 Nights
2015 Dates
May 13 - 20Now Booking
2015 Price
$13,390 + 5% GST from Pond Inlet

Based on double occupancy
SGL Supplement
x 1.7
Air Package
Return flights from Ottawa (YOW) to Pond Inlet (YIO) $3,428 + $487.75 (tax & fees)
Group Size
8-10
Location
Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Booking Terms
$2000 deposit required at time of booking. Full Payment due 120 days prior to departure date.
Cancellation Terms
All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received up to 180 days prior to departure are refunded less an administrative fee of $500 per person. If cancellation is received between 179 and 120 days prior to departure, the deposit is forfeited. For cancellations received between 119 days and the departure date, all deposits and payments are forfeited.
Insurance
Due to the nature of this trip, trip cancellation/interruption insurance is highly recommended. It is a condition of joining this expedition that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks and have search and rescue coverage. (www.globalrescue.com)
All prices quoted in Canadian dollars. Ask for the complete Terms and Conditions.

WEBINAR
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