Ice-diving weekends at Baikal
Wonderful cozy atmosphere of a wooden house of a family hotel in Nicola village will make you relaxed and safe inside while the cold snowy weather is outside. Welcoming people and surrounding, experienced diving instructor and beauty of sacred Baikal lake in winter, new experience of ice-diving in Baikal is impossible to forget. We offer you to try diving in Baikal in winter, as well as Russian Banya and visiting the sights of Listvyanka.
From January till April;
Duration: 2 days
Places: Baikal lake; Listvyanka;
Activities: Sightseeing; Diving;
Day 1. Arrival to Listvyanka, start of ice-diving
Transfer to Nicola village, which stands on the shore of Angara river and is just 7km away from Baikal lake. It is possible to visit Taltsy ethnographical museum of wooden architecture and to try ice-slides there (optional). Accommodation at the family hotel upon arrival to Nikola. Time on your own, lunch. You’ll meet with your instructor today or the next day, depending on your time and plans. It is possible to start ice-diving today. Usually the place where Angara river starts from the lake (actually the widest rivermouth in the world!) is the only place at Baikal which doesn’t freeze over, thus making it a perfect place to try diving with the chance to go to the edge of the ice and even under the ice for divers who have little experience. For more experienced divers there are other places to ice dive as well, and once you are confident with the equipment your instructor will take you under ice. Rest and Banya in the evening. Dinner if you prefer can be done with tasting local Baikal fish. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Ice-diving in Baikal, sightseeing Listvyanka
After breakfast you’ll have ice-diving. In the afternoon it is possible to do some sightseeing of Listvyanka – to visit the Baikal museum with aquarium of Baikal seal, as well as to visit the central souvenir and fish market, or have a ride by a ski lift to observation platform of Chersky rock where you may enjoy magnificent view to Baikal and Angara river. (optional, not included).
It is possible to adjust this program individually for you depending on your diving experience and time. It is also possible to do dog-sledding and snowmobile while being in Listvyanka. Please, contact us for the price of this season.
Please contact us for the tour price and available dates.
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