EXCLUSIVE ANTARCTIC DIVE EXPEDITION
Join us in Antarctica. Having already made two spectacular expeditions to Antarctica, the African and Oriental Travel Company is going back again. We have booked all of the diving spots on Aurora Expeditions’ state of the art vessel: the MV Greg Mortimer. This unique voyage starts in Chile and sees us flying down to the airstrip at King George Island in Antarctica where we board the vessel. Flying maximizes our time on the Antarctic Peninsula and outlying islands above allowing us to start exploring immediately.
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA & SOUTH SHETLANDS
The whales, birds, seals, penguins and iconic icebergs are all good reasons to visit Antarctica, but most impressive is that all this takes place in the most majestic landscape. 10,000ft mountains rise up out of the sea and tower over the secluded bays and islands. There you’ll see many species of penguins, leopard seals, Weddell seals, crab-eating seals, albatrosses, skuas, snow petrels, and various types of whales (orcas, minkes, and southern right whales are common). We start our voyage in King George Island, with no time lost travelling south.
In addition to this greatest of wildlife shows, there is a palpable sense of history in the museum at Port Lockroy, which showcases British Antarctic exploration and even a WWII operation to find U-Boats. Britain’s now forgotten presence of seaplane stations, airstrips and bases is still visible for us to see.