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Antarctica

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Scuba Diving in Antarctica

Apart from spider crabs, peacock worms, dogfish, crabs, sea squirts, soft corals, sea butterflies, giant kelp walls and many species …

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5 things not to do on your Antarctic expedition

Antarctica is one of the biggest bucket-list trips that you’ll ever do. While some people start planning their expedition months …

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When is the best time to go to Antarctica?

When you decide to go on a voyage to Antarctica, one of the first decisions you need to make is …

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Our Top Picks for the Sylvia Earle’s First Season

To celebrate the inaugural season of the Sylvia Earle, we’ve selected our top picks of adventures you could experience to …

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Why Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 100 year legacy lives on

Wednesday 5 January 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest polar pioneers, Sir Ernest Shackleton. …

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Which Antarctic expedition is right for me? A Guide to our Antarctic Itineraries

Not sure which Antarctic itinerary is right for you? Here’s our guide to Antarctica’s regions. Ways to Explore Antarctica Whether …

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Sea Kayaking in Antarctica

Sea kayaking in Antarctica is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to immerse yourself in the frozen seventh continent. To the …

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6 New Ways to Explore Antarctica in 2023 & 2024

With the release of our new Antarctic, Arctic & Global Season Brochure, we are offering 6 new ways to explore …

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Bucket-list destinations to suit every traveller

Because Aurora Expeditions visits some of the most unique places in the world, compiling this list of bucket-list destinations wasn’t …

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What to pack for a trip to the polar regions

When packing for your holiday, do you have trouble deciding between what to take versus leave at home? If so, …

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How can we help endangered penguins in Antarctica?

As a group, penguins are one of the two most threatened seabird species in the world. According to Birdlife International, …

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Stories from Antarctica: I pinched myself to see that I wasn’t dreaming

Here’s Karen Hollands’ top insights from her recent expedition to Antarctica. This was my first time travelling to Antarctica, and …

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Stories from Antarctica: An expedition like no other

Amelya Grey,  Aurora Expeditions BDM, on why her recent Antarctic Explorer voyage was an expedition like no other. Antarctica – …

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Snorks have more fun… In Antarctica!

Thinking about going snorkelling in Antarctica? Here’s a first-timer’s experience exploring ice-speckled bays on a recent Antarctic Explorer expedition. It …

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Howard’s Top 5 Tips for Antarctic First-Timers

First time travelling to Antarctica? Here’s Howard’s top 5 tips to make the most of your expedition. About Howard Whelan …

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Solo Adventure Vacations: Why You Should Go

Enjoy the company of like-minded people, explore endlessly at your own pace or push your limits with adventure. Whether you’re …

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The Things to Know Before you Go: Travelling with Confidence in 2022

Get back to adventure and travel with confidence in 2022! Here are the answers to your top travel questions and …

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Dr. Sylvia Earle to Host World First Antarctica Climate Expedition

Registrations of Interest now Open for Dr. Sylvia Earle’s World-First Antarctic Climate Expedition “February 2023 will be a moment in …

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Antarctica’s Top 10 Activities

What activities can you actually do in Antarctica? When you visit Antarctica there is more to do than just looking …

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Download your own Arctic vs Antarctica Infographic

The Polar Difference They are at polar ends of the earth, but how different really is Antarctica to the Arctic? …

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Is Antarctica a Country?

While there are no countries in Antarctica, seven nations have laid claim to parts of it: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Chile, and Argentina. The Antarctica Treaty, signed in 1959, brought nations together to share the continent in peace and cooperation.

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What Animals Live in Antarctica?

Sub-zero temperatures, months of darkness and some of the strongest winds on Earth. How does life survive in this vast …

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How Much Does A Trip To Antarctica Cost?

International travel trends indicate that travellers want to visit more remote places, seeking a genuine connection with nature and untouched …

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Discover the Legacy of Douglas Mawson at Antarctica’s Mawson’s Hut

Who was Douglas Mawson and why did he go to Antarctica? “Who is Douglas Mawson”, and “why did he go …

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