On a Greenland cruise, it's only natural to wonder what's stirring underneath the clear surface of the fjords your boat is floating down. Adventure-inclined voyagers can experience the underwater world of Greenland on a cold water diving excursion.
Explore historic shipwrecks, icebergs, bizarre plant life at the mouth of a fjord or bay. You'll be able to weave between the sea cucumbers and catfish and lumpsuckers. In the summer, humpback whales are often spotted and even Orca whales, dolphins and fin whales can be seen regularly. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the mighty blue whale, too! Polar bears, on the other hand, are fairly rare, but have been spotted on occasion.
Take a peek at the some of flora and fauna in the dive sites:
Icebergs: If you thought icebergs looked magnificent on land, wait until you're under water. After all, this is where the vast majority of the frozen mass lies.
Kelp forest: Dive down to see the laminaria covering the sea ground. These underwater jungles provide a unique contrast to the white sea floor.
Capelin: The capelin is a small, slender, silvery relative of the salmon that forms large shoals in cold waters. In May and June these fish migrate to the coast. Swimming through these masses is not something you'll soon forget.
Whales: Depending on the location, there are different whale species to see during the summer.
Whale bones: Don't hold your breath for this one, but in some places the remains of whales can be found in shallow water.
The divers are certified Professional Associations of Diving Instructors for Open Water diving. Cold water diving in Greenland is only done with PADI OWA certified diving instructors.
Diving is a spectacular, memorable part of a vacation that will be hard to beat. To be eligible for this thrilling experience, divers are required to have a PADI OWA certificate.
Next on the list, you might be in the mood for a dip in Greenland's hot springs!