15 Top Cold-Water Dive Sites Around the World
Antarctic PeninsulaAntarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Guide: Big Animals Expeditions (biganimals.com). The poles are the final diving frontier — when the Antarctic Peninsula opens up during the austral summer, it becomes a hot spot for hard-core cold-water divers. “Cold is one of the greatest challenges in Antarctica,” says underwater photographer Amos Nachoum, of Big Animals Expeditions. “But we can dive along grounded icebergs, the undersea walls of ice floes, and get in the water with leopard seals while they hunt penguins.”
Think the world’s best diving happens only on tropical reefs? Think again. Many of the wildest underwater thrills on the planet happen far from the equator. From Arctic ice to Great Lakes wrecks, zip on a drysuit and dive in with us as we showcase 15 of the world’s best cold-water dives.