Just near Irkoutsk, the town made famous by the exploits of Jules Verne and the expeditions of Michel Strogoff, we find Lake Baikal, "The Glorious Sea", of Oriental Siberia, a region with a hostile climate where people have needed to seriously adapt to survive. This is a magnificent natural site being the second largest freshwater reservoir on the planet after the Antarctic, with 23 million m3, which is 636km long, 79km wide and with a depth of 1,637 meters. Supplied by some 300 water entries, the waters of Baikal can only be described as amazing. From January to May the lake is covered by a layer of ice several meters thick forming some very strange natural sculptures.
A true expedition to the extremes of Siberia, this voyage is a unique experience for fans of ice diving.