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VIP Humpback Whale Adventure

 

diving with humpback whales

 

Expedition:

 Snorkeling with Humpback Whales.

Location:

 Silver Banks, Dominican Republic.

Accommodation:

 Turks and Caicos Aggressor (Liveaboard)

Experience Level:

 Snorkeling experience only
   

2019 Dates:

 January 26 - February 2nd 2019

Master Cabin:

 $4195 per person double occ. 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Deluxe Cabin:

 $3895 per person double occ. 7 SPOT AVAILABLE

Standard Cabin:

 $3695 per person double occ. FULL

2019 Leader:

 Andy Murch
   

2020 Dates:

 February 22-29 2020

Master Cabin:

 $4295 per person double occ. 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Deluxe Cabin:

 $3995 per person double occ. 12 SPOT AVAILABLE

Standard Cabin:

 $3795 per person double occ. 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2020 Leader:

 TBA

 

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humpback whale diving encounter

 

Swim with Humpback Whales in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

 

WORLD CLASS HUMPBACK WHALE ENCOUNTERS

Join us for an amazing week of snorkeling with giants in the warm clear waters of the Silver Banks! Humpback whales may be encountered in numerous places around the world but nowhere on earth compares to the quality and consistency of the encounters in the Dominican Republic.

Each spring, pregnant humpbacks migrate to the Silver Banks to give birth and to mate. The newborn calves are extremely curious animals that love to interact with swimmers while under the watchful eye of their mothers. Some mothers are cautious around humans but others actively encourage their young to play with snorkellers.

Floating within arms reach of a 'small' humpback calf is an experience that is hard to describe. There is an obvious intelligence that you will pick up on immediately. But more than this, humpbacks exhibit a feeling of wonder; a curiosity towards humans that is unmatched among other marine species.

At first you may feel intimidated by the sheer size of the adults as you swim along beside them but humpback whales are extremely gentle creatures. When you see how carefully they move their  bodies past you (raising their 3m long pectoral fins to avoid any physical contact) you will soon start to relax and enjoy an incredible week of humpback whale encounters that will be etched in your mind forever.

 

Two rowdy humpback whales diving

 

WITNESS AMAZING BEHAVIORS

Obviously, your underwater encounters will be unforgettable but it is worth spending an afternoon or two in the chase boat watching the whales complex behavior. For example, you can expect to see fluke slapping, spy-hopping and full and partial breaches. It is especially fun to watch the baby humpbacks trying these movements for the first time. Imagine a baby playing with a new toy, now imagine a baby humpback that has just discovered the noise its tail makes when it slaps the water... unforgettable!

 

breaching humpback whale dominican republic

 

humpback flipper slap       Humpback tail slap       humpback mother and calf

 

OUR ITINERARY (Pretty straight forward on this trip)

Day 1 Board the Turks and Caicos Aggressor and sail overnight to the Silver Banks.

Days 2 to 7 Swim all day with humpback whales!

Day 8 Disembark and fly home.
 

CONTACT US ABOUT BIG FISH EXPEDITION'S SILVER BANKS HUMPBACK WHALE ADVENTURE:

 

info@BigFishExpeditions.com

Mother and humpback whale calf diving

 

Join us for an encounter you will remember forever!

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swimming with humpback whales

 

 

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as National Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com 

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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