Growing up surrounded by the frigid waters of the Salish Sea is what led James Hyde to become part of a small and elite group of cold-water divers. Today, as an undersea specialist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, Hyde explores Antarctica’s surprisingly vibrant marine ecosystems, documenting his discoveries to share back on board with guests during daily Recaps. “The real excitement of exploring under the iceberg scour is the intrigue,” says Hyde, noting that it’s a fascinating environment few people will ever see.

In this episode of In Good Company, learn more about Hyde’s process for diving in harsh polar waters, and how his perspective continues to evolve the more he explores these rare parts of the ocean.