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Russian divers plan to reach 100-meter depth in Antarctica

November 27, 2014, 9:46 UTC+3 KAZAN KAZAN November, 27. /TASS

Divers will take samples of water at the depth to study micro organisms

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Tourists in the Antarctic (archive)

Tourists in the Antarctic (archive)

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KAZAN, November 27. /TASS/. An expedition to the Antarctica started out in Russia on Thursday with divers from the Republic of Tatarstan who plan to dive to a 100-meter depth near the Antarctic coast.

The expedition is organized by the Russian Geographical Society.

The press secretary of the society’s Tatarstan organization, Alina Iskanderova, told TASS that it would be another stage of the Cold Pole project to study Far North, Arctic and Antarctic water environment systems and work out methods for diving under extreme conditions.

The first two stages were devoted to the study of the unique Russian Arctic lakes Labynkyr and Vorota in Yakutia.

Expedition members plan to dive to a depth of 100 metres, which has not ever been done by anybody. In the region, 20-meter diving is considered safe. Divers will take samples of water at the depth to study micro organisms,” the press secretary said.

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