Diving Lake Baikal, Russia

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On a Trans-Siberian tour there’s a great option to add a 2-dive side trip to Lake Baikal.

Lake Baikal is near Irkutsk in Russia, to the north of Mongolia, and was founded by the Russians as a major fort in 1651. This is the world’s Lake Baikal, Siberiadeepest lake, at 1.6km, so you don’t want to drop your weight belt. Known as the “Pearl of Siberia’ it is a globally significant piece of water, measuring 600 km long and 80 km wide, and contains 20% of the planet’s fresh water. From December to April the lake freezes over with ice thick enough to drive a car on. So, the diving is only available during the northen summer.

This trip is an add-on to an On The Go Trans-Siberian tour.

All dive gear and meals are provided but you’ll need a PADI dive certificate. The 2 day trip is $NZ619

Call or email us for details

Posted by Sue Farley – NZ Travel Brokers-Nelson – www.travelgallery.co.nz