Spitsbergen GUE Trip - 2024

Spitsbergen GUE Trip - 2024

June 24 - July 10, 2024

Join Jarrod Jablonski and Global Underwater Explorers on this unique adventure for divers and non-divers alike!

Above the water line enjoy the unique Arctic landscape and incredible wildlife - polar bears, walruses, whales, and birds.

For divers we will experience an amazing variety of marine invertebrates and explore virgin territory at Bear and Hopen Islands.

Underwater, who knows what we will find...we will have to find out for ourselves!

Come join us!!

In Partnership with Blue Green Expeditions

Trip Details


  • There are a variety of cabins on the Ortelius and the trip price is dependent on the cabin selected
  • Non-divers will receive a $500 discount
The cabin based pricing is:
Quad Porthole $8,500 USD per person, based on Quad occupancy
Twin Porthole $11,400 USD per person, based on double occupancy
Twin Window $12,400 USD per person, based on double occupancy
Twin Deluxe $13,400 USD per person, based on double occupancy
Superior Suite $14,800 USD per person, based on double occupancy

This unique adventure will sell out quickly so please reserve your spot soon! Space is VERY limited.

Payment schedule:
  • A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 USD per person is due upon booking. At the time of booking you will be asked to select a cabin type.
  • A second payment of $3,000 USD per person is due September 1, 2023
  • The balance is due May 1, 2023

Price includes:

  • Accommodations aboard the m/v Ortelius, part of the Oceanwide Expeditions polar fleet
  • All meals aboard the ship
  • Diving, usually 1-2 dives a day including tanks and weights
  • Expedition lead by Faith Ortins and other polar diving and UW photography experts
  • Photography, historical and ecological presentations
  • All transfers to and from the ship
  • One night hotel stay in Longyearbyen the night before the ship leaves. It is important to get there early in case luggage gets delayed.

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Any extra hotel nights required due to flight schedule
  • Lunch and dinner in Longyearbyen
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Gear Rental
  • Beverages
  • Dive Insurance (required)
  • Trip Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities, and souvenirs

Diving Details:

  • Water temperature: <32°F
  • Air temperature: 30-45°F
  • Depths to 80 feet
  • Cold water with good to great visibility
  • Icebergs

Other Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Wildlife interactions
  • Zodiac tours