June 30 – july 9, 2018
Diving safari in Kamchatka: scuba diving with steller's sea lions and snorkeling with orcas
Liveaboard diving cruise on Kamchatka peninsula: diving with northern sea lions, snorkeling with orcas

Kamchatka, the eastermost region of Russia, is well know for being home to a great variety of marine mammals. The main focus of our expedition is diving with Steller's sea lions, crabs, northern jellyfishes, sea anemones and many more.

We will also take our time to snorkeling with orcas, one of the most beautiful and intelligent inhabitants of the seas, but also one of the most ferocious ones.

Important! Divers on this trip must be at least PADI AOWD or equivalent – diving conditions on Kamchatka are quite tough. Diving insurance is a must. It's better to use dry suit – water temperature is around 8 degrees C.
Our accommodation for the trip is an ocean sailing catamaran equipped with engines so that it would be possible to follow the route even in calm weather. With favorable winds the ship goes sailing, though. There is additional equipment on board such as two motor boats, a compressor, tanks, SUP sets. When not busy exploring the area you'll spend time in one of the three double or two triple cabins. There are two restrooms with showers on board and the third shower is located on the stern of the vessel, where you can rinse off salty ocean water after swimming or diving. Having returned after a busy adventure route, you will find yourself in the warm and cozy houseboat with a hot shower and a delicious dinner. The crew will gladly show you how to handle basic sailing gear till you get the hang of it and when the sea is calm you'll get a chance to try kayaking ocean-style.Isn't this what can count for a real adventure? It's time to become a true explorer and ‒ for some of the areas we'll pass – a pioneer!

Animals we can meet.
With Kamchatka being a real paradise for naturalists, feel free to consider the Pacific Ocean, mountain rivers, caldera and crater lakes your personal laboratory if you're a nature lovers, of course. The flora and fauna of the Peninsula are indeed unique natural phenomena. We'll meet lots of marine animals such as orcas, humpback whales, gray whale, fin whales, sei whales, minke whales, sperm whales, porpoises, sea lions, spotted seals, sea otters and fur seals, as well as a large amount of birds such as pacific gulls, pelagic cormorants, red-faced cormorants, kittiwakes, pigeon guillemots, thick-billed murres, common murres, old man, hatchets and horned puffins. On land we'll also see eagles, bears, fox, squirrels, marmots and even mountain sheep.What will we do?

  • Go diving (2 dives per day), freediving, snorkeling
  • explore the Pacific Ocean cruising along the coast of Kamchatka;
  • swim with wild marine animals like killer whales and stellers sea lions in their natural habitat;
  • hike to an active volcano and take a look at its crater;
  • bathe in hot thermal springs;
  • try kayaking;
  • make new friends
Our boats
We use the best boats in Kamchatka to provide maximum comfort and safety.
Each boat carries zodiacs for approaching marine mammals and landings.
"Kosatka" catamaran

Capable for sailing in oceanic conditions. 15 meters long, 7,8 meters wide, 2 diesel engines 42 h.p. each. Has 4 double rooms and 2 triple rooms, 2 independent bathrooms with showers + 1 separate shower, a large and a kitchen. Can carry up to 12 passengers, 4 crew members, as well as kayaks, tanks and weightbelts for diving. Experienced crew.
Day 1
Arriving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, check in to the hotel. Free time, briefing.

Day 2
Transfer to the harbour, boarding on the ship, getting acquainted with the crew, instructions, setting off. Visiting Starichkov Island (check-dive). Overnight stay in the Russkaya Bay.

Day 3-5
Diving (2 times a day). Searching for orcas. Swimming with orcas. Kayaking.

Day 6
Morning dive. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky searching for orcas and whales on the way. Check-in to the hotel.

Day 7
Spare day for a bad weather.
Free time. A trip to the Zelenovskie Ozerki hot springs.

Day 8
Excursion to the Mutnovsky volcano.

Day 9
Excursion to the Avachinsky volcano.

Day 10
Check out from the hotel, departure.
Dates and prices

June 30th- July 9th
'Kosatka' catamaran. Price – 175 000 roubles

What's included:
  • diving (2 times a day);
  • meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners with lots of fresh seafood);
  • transfers according to the itinerary;
  • accommodation at a hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, accommodation on board a yacht during the tour;
  • expedition yacht rental fees (according to the itinerary);
  • fuel cost according to the itinerary;
  • ship and crew services;
  • gear and equipment rental fees;
  • cleaning services;
  • kayaking and free-diving lessons;
  • medical transportation insurance;
  • first-aid kit, medicine;
  • some of additional basic expenses.
  • border areas and reserves entrance permits.

Not included:
  • airfares;
  • diving insurance;
  • emergency evacuation with no insurance coverage;
  • additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, changes in schedules of flights, breakage of personal gear and equipment through the fault of the public visitors, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Please note that:
  • the itinerary is designed for favorable weather conditions and might require adjustment due to changes of the latter.
  • the cost of the program does not cover additional expenses as well as the tickets, but we can help you find the best offer available if needed.
  • in the case of you changing your mind or not being able to join us the prepayment will not be refunded as our calculations are based on the amount of people signed up and the money is spent mostly on the transportation and accommodation services.

To-pack list
  • diving and snorkeling equpment (also available for rent in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, booking in advance).
  • comfortable waterproof shoes 2 sets (trekking boots, sneakers);
  • thermal underwear;
  • flashlight;
  • insect repellent;
  • waterproof pants, jacket;
  • raincoat;
  • hat, woolen socks, gloves, jacket;

How to get here
Flights from Moscow or Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk airport (Elizovo, PKC)
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