The Siberian climate is the subject of temperature variations on a grand scale. On the North Coast, near the Arctic circle, summer is very short (approximately one month). Almost the entire population lives in the Southern region along the Transsiberian line. In this region, the average temperature is 0'C and ranging from -15'C in January to +20'C in the month of July.
In this region of Siberia the South-West winds reheat the atmosphere and allow for temperatures more confortable than the North. In winter the Siberian high pressure system sits semi-permanently over meridinal Siberia, therefore providing a period of less winds.
Rainfall in Siberia is generally very light and, despite the cold that rules in winter, snowfall is also quiet light particularly in the Southern region.
The region of Lake Baikal receives an average of 2,500 hours of sunshine per year, earning it the nickname of the Kingdom of the Sun.
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Since its inception ABYSS has always been committed to the protection of the environment. We invite you to join us in observing these simple rules:
|Customs formalities:||Valid passport 6 months after return. Mandatory visa (about EUR 75 per person)|
|Health formalities:||Up to date vaccinations. No mandatory vaccination.|
|Jet lag:||UT/GMT + 7 hours|
|Accepted methods of payments:||USD, Euros, Rouble in cash. Visa/Mastercard in Irkutsk|
|Electricity:||220V - European outlets.|
|Languages:||Russian. (French/English speaking Team Abyss guide on the voyage)|
|Flight time:||Depending on departure location|
|Luggage:||Our preference is for soft baggage for storage purposes. Maximum 20kg on international and internal flights.|
|Pharmacy:||First aid kit, aspirin or paracetamol, personal medications.|
|Required documents:||Photocopy of your passport, dive certification card, log book and proof of repatriation insurance. Valid dive medical within last 12 months.|