We've prepared a very special adventure for you. We'll sail on an ice class sailing yacht across legendary Spitsbergen, and the mail goal of our expedition is going to be searching for and taking pictures of the giants of the Arctic - walruses and polar bears. Spitsbergen is covered with snow in May, and the ocean around it is full of ice. These are exactly the conditions we need, for we are looking for the giants which depend on ice. Diving is going to be a part of this program, including a unique experience of diving with the giants of the Arctic. This program is perfect for divers, who will be able to snorkel in the scantily explored waters of the Arctic, for photographers, who will get plenty of chances to take pictures of animals among ice and glaciers, and simply those who adores the North.For the bravest and the most experienced of you we have made it possible to dive with walruses and polar bears. As always, the WWR crew is more than ready to show you animals as close as it has ever been possible.
As it always has been, we are going to swim with the whales we come across in the ocean. The long duration of the polar day at Spitsbergen and the fine weather of May (any precipitations or winds are extremely unlikely to occur in this time of year) will allow us to explore the archipelago 24 hours a day if we want to.
Besides the thrilling adventures, there are also educational programs. Our guides will tell you about the wonderful world of the Arctic, about whales and seals, about the formation of icebergs, and of course about walruses and polar bears, the stars of the show, so to speak.
Why is it better to sail a yacht rather than a cruise liner?
What's special about our expedition is that we go on our own vessel in a small group of people which allows us to fully control the route and adjust it to the guests' needs and wishes. You can always swim with passing whales or spend more time taking pictures of walruses or seals if you want to. Our beautiful yacht Peter I can take aboard 10 people including the crew and the guides which means that we're going to have a small group of 5 guests, so that everyone can spend enough time alone with nature, have plenty of time for taking pictures of animals and get individual approach in anything. Besides, each and every one of you will have an opportunity to learn how everything is organized and works around the yacht, to steer the wheel, to wind winches and feel what it's like to be a real sailor. But the most important thing on every vessel is its crew. We are hundred percent sure that the Peter I's crew will not only see to your full safety and make sure that you are comfortable during the entire expedition, but will also help us in our hardest and most ambitious goals.
What animals are we going to see?
The main goal of our journey is to see walruses and polar bears. Besides them, we can also come across the following animals:
Seals (bearded seals, ringed seals, hooded seals).
Whales (humpback whales, blue whales, fin whales, minke whales, beluga whales, narwhals, bowhead whales).
On land: arctic foxes and reindeer.
And a great number of species of seabirds.
Extreme diving with walruses and polar bears
Are you a seasoned diver or an underwater photographer? Have you been all around the world and now you are looking for new original ideas? If you are ready to take a risk and your skill are good enough to do just so, together we'll give it a shot to dive with the most exotic animals, walruses and polar bears. Since such diving has an aggravated risk exposure, the decision whether to dive or not will be made on the spot.