Monday, May 12, 2008

Ice Diving the White Sea

There was a terrific article and stunning video posted by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, entitled Beneath the Ice.

Every winter, hordes of divers head to the congested, overdeveloped scuba-diving destinations of the Caribbean and the Red Sea. But there's a less-traversed option: Fly to Moscow, take the railroad 27 hours north, and drive two hours along snow-covered dirt roads to a village almost on the Arctic Circle, along an inlet of the White Sea. Then, take a snowmobile to a small black triangle cut into the ice.

(Be sure to watch for the Beluga Whales 2 minutes and 39 seconds into the video.)

Hat tip: Two Tank

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