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Allan decided sometime ago to do what many of us would not, go snorkeling in northern Norway in January, why?! At one of the DEMA shows in Vegas he visited the Waterproof wetsuit stand and met up with long time friend Goran Ehlme who is a wild life photographer and does work for National Geographic, Swedish and other TV companies on wild life in the arctic and Antarctic. Goran (one of the owners of Waterproof) mentioned that Waterproof had a separate company called Waterproof Expeditions and was offering expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions to snorkel and dive with Orca, Leopard seals, visiting penguin colonies, ice mountains and more. So of course this was a challenge that seemed to good to miss! Allan booked the Orca trip to Norway and on January 23 Allan was onboard the live-aboard for a week of fun (cold) with what was an amazing experience, a part of the world like no other he had visited with beautiful snow cover mountains sailing through the fiords of Norway, northern lights and Orca and humpback whales every day, some snorkeling and other times spent cruising the fiords looking at humpbacks and orca traveling and feeding. One exceptional experience was when being out on the zodiac following a pod of about seven humpback when one decided to breach completely out of the water, but not once, 34 to 37 (depending on who you ask) times one after the other. And what a camera opportunity this was, except Allan’s camera was stuck and not one photo to show for it! You can see lots of photos (not Allan’s) on Facebook about this amazing adventure. If you should be interested, go to Allan has booked the Antarctic for February 2017 to dive with the Leopard seals, should you be interested, contact Allan at


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