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Focus on Whales ... a note from Dom
The sheer immensity of a whale is guaranteed to raise your heartbeat when you're in the water "face-to-face". Their intriguing behavior, the eerie sound of their singing, the outrageous photo ops & the fact that most of the trips are for divers & non-divers alike ... translate to memorable moments. I'm always happy to chat about the various options, so don't hesitate to give me a shout .... Cheers, Dom
THAT WHALE IS A PYGMY?
Dili Oct 29 to Nov 04, 2023
extension on Atauro Island for stunning reefs!
While sperm whales & smaller whales (such as short-finned pilot & melon-headed whales) plus, dolphins can be seen year-round at East Timor. From October to December, the Wetar Strait becomes a passageway for countless migrating pygmy blues & humpbacks. Catch a ride with a blue whale !
BEAUTY, PURE & SIMPLE
swimming with whales & free diving
August 28 - Sep 11, 2023
Niue is a Pacific Island paradise like no other – one of the smallest countries and one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth ! Humans are enthralled with it's pure beauty & simple lifestyle ... but, even better humpback whales adore it ... coming back for more thrills year after year.
SILVER BANK HUMPBACKS
Humpback whales in the Caribbean
Dates available in 2023 & 2024
We carefully choose operations where you can easily & safely swim with the whales & where the animals are protected & respected. The stunning Silver Bank in the Caribbean offers clear, relatively warm water where you'll have carefully monitored encounters with awesome humpbacks.
HUMPBACKS & GIANT MANTAS
Socorro (Revillagigedo Islands) Mexico
January to April migration
Just after the New Year, humpback whales arrive at the Socorro Islands in an annual migration from the cooler waters of Alaska & Canada. Hundreds of them! This is an epic journey through open ocean ... thousands of miles to the small islands of the Revillagigedos Archipelago of Mexico.
HUMPBACKS OF IDYLLIC MOOREA
Swim, snorkle and explore
September & October 2023
The clarity of the water & the excellent visibility areexceptional here. Moorea, with its large annual congregation of humpbacks, offers whale encounters of a unique quality ... and this expedition, based at a traditional Polynesian "pension" offers the full flavor of Polynesian life.
PACIFIC GREY WHALES
Land-based January to April
Technically a "whale watching" trip, you'll be stunned by the interaction you get with these humongous creatures without even getting wet ! They'll come right to your panga & pop their heads out of the water looking for physical contact with you. You can reach out to pet them & they love it. Just incredible !
NOT YOUR EVERY-DAY VOYAGE
The fjords of Norway
October & November Prime Time
A large number of humpback whales & orcas are found hunting herring which migrate into the fjords of Norway. We can offer great opportunities with the top operators for whale watching, photography and snorkeling in the chill of Arctic waters ... which is an experience in itself !
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