Taking the plunge, iceberg styleDisko Bay, Greenland
If you’ve done enough tropical dives to have found Nemo 50 times over, it’s time for a new adventure. Grab the thickest possible drysuit, check the water is clear from floating chunks of ice and roll into Greenland’s Disko Bay.
The thick-skinned take off from Ilulissat, where 20 million tonnes of ice fall per day, for a hit of iceberg diving. The ocean temperature hovers around freezing point, but exploring the shifting and sighing underwater world of icebergs is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Flights to and from Greenland, plus two internal flights, cost about US$1,440.
The ironically named Tropic Ice Dive runs seven-day adventures (with four days of diving) in Greenland, departing from Copenhagen, for about US$7,400, excluding flights.
Braving the icy-cold waters requires nerves of steel (and very thick skin).
There’s no diving from mid-October to April.