This has to be pretty much
ideal diving conditions in Antarctica.
You can walk to the dive site from the dive store where you
kit up, the ice edge is over an area a little way out from the
shore, so no swimming to get where you want to be. There's newly
formed slushy ice at the edge of the older ice, so any sediment
in the water has fallen out to give truly amazing viz, but the
new soft ice is easy to break through, keeps the sea calm and
also lets plenty of sunlight through.
The pale circles in the ice
to the bottom left are bubbles of air breathed out by the
divers under water and trapped by the ice.
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