The Baikal is not just as any other lake – it is the
oldest and deepest lake in the world and offers an
incredible variety of unforgettable impressions.
You just have to experience it yourself. Conventional standards and scales simply fail here in the heart of Siberia.
The Baikal is huge, beautiful and it has many faces.
On this winter tour, we are fully dedicated to the ice diving. By car and under professional local guiding we will visit the most beautiful dive sites. Even heated dressing rooms and catering is provided. So you can look forward to enjoy unforgettable diving adventures in the icy and crystal clear water. Crystal clear is also the ice in February. Due to wind and weather, faultings and amazing ice structures gradually emerge – both below and above water. Often only snow falls from mid-February or even in March. Thus, the early dates are particularly suitable if you want to experience the clear ice, while the Baikal will be covered in white snow in March and April and appears more Arctic, but then under water particularly spectacular ice formations can be found (cause the ice is more in movement now). Both faces of the Baikal are different and have their own charm!
Price per person
from 2,450 Euro
Important information - diving
The dives are done under the ice. For safety reasons, you must always dive on a suitably guided line to ensure that the entry can be found quickly and safely even in difficult situations. The water temperature in winter is just above freezing, while the air may well be -10 or -20°C (14 to -4°F). Diving equipment that is suitable for ice diving is a must, as well as warm and weatherproof clothing and shoes.
Since heated changing rooms are also available on the ice, the diving equipment can be “thawed” between the dives. Photographers and filmmakers should note that the low temperatures can also cause increased consumption of batteries and rechargeable batteries.
Tanks 12 and 15 liters with valves DIN and INT are available on site.
For diving under ice, you must have a minimum training level AOWD (or equivalent) and an ice diving certificate.