Polar snorkelling in Antarctica

Polar snorkelling in Antarctica - photo by Aurora Expeditions

Polar snorkelling in Antarctica – photo by Aurora Expeditions

Traveller, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia – Dec 30, 2019

“Not for the faint-hearted” is how Aurora Expeditions’ website describes polar snorkelling. Which is concerning because when it comes to near-freezing temperatures, I am most definitely faint of heart. Yet, here I am, fumbling awkwardly with a pair of fins on the rocky shoreline of the Antarctic Peninsula while steeling myself for water that’s hovering around three degrees. Nearby, a dozen gentoo penguins look on with curious bemusement.

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