The Norwegian orca expedition includes 5 days
of chasing killer whales in the Fiords of northern Norway, 6
nights accommodation onboard the well equipped liveaboard
expedition vessel M/S Sula plus all meals and
evening scuba diving excursions (when conditions permit).
Take a peek at this short video by one of
During our time at sea there is also the possibility of
encountering a number of other whale species including
humpack whales, sei whales, minke whales, fin whales and
Diving in the fjords of Norway is a unique
experience that you will never forget. As soon as you enter
the water you will be amazed by the endless visibility and
abundant invertebrate life. Few other regions can boast such
unusual marine life. Expect encounters with dazzlingly
bright nudibranchs, King Crabs, sunstars, and numerous
species of fish. Swim
through the kelp down to vertical walls that appear to be
bottomless. This is a northern wonderland not to be missed!
Day 1. 2pm board the liveaboard M/S Sula. 6pm dinner onboard the ship followed by a
briefing about safely diving with orcas.
Days 2 to 6: After a hearty breakfast we will venture
just off the coast to look for pods of
hunting orcas to snorkel with. Time permitting, after the sun sets (around
5pm) we will head back into the fjords to enjoy some of the best diving
on offer in the North Sea.
Day 7: Around 6pm disembark and depart for home.
WHY COME WITH BIG FISH
There are very few places where one can dive with orcas.
North American regulations do not permit divers to enter the
water with resident orcas and sightings in most other areas
of the world are simply too unreliable. Although orca
expeditions in Norway are not always successful, we are
heading there at exactly the right time of year when the
killer whales are following the herring
migration. As always Big Fish Expeditions is putting
everything together to try to make this the best opportunity
for the orca encounter of a lifetime.
Home after an incredible trip to
Norway to swim with orcas! Another awesome time with Big
Fish Expeditions! We had some perfect encounters with orcas
in the water, and watched humpback whales feeding with them
on herring from the boat. This was the most amazing thing
I've ever done, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Trisha Stovel, Vancouver, BC., Canada.
If you’ve ever had the desire to
see Orcas from their perspective, this is the trip. Right
from the start, the crew has a method for encounters that
start with the whales first having the option of staying
away from us. You can jump in the water with a lot of
different large species, but these intelligent and social
animals are pretty much the pinnacle. What struck me on this
trip was not so much being in the water with a pod of Orcas,
that was anticlimactic after all the planning and preparing.
It was their sheer power and size seeing them from the dive
boat that impressed me the most. They are more remarkable
when you’re at their level on the surface than you’d ever
imagine if you saw them from a whale watching tour on a
large boat from 100 meters away. Here, they surface right
next to you and you’re looking right at that two meter tall
dorsal fin sail by. If you’re not into diving or snorkeling,
this would still be the trip of a lifetime if you want to
see and photograph Orcas up close. You will also see other
whale species spouting near the M/S Sula, and perhaps like
us, see Humpbacks together with the Orcas sharing the bait
ball. If you want to get in the water, be prepared for an
extreme adventure, but one that you’ll never forget.
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 Scuba
Diving, FHM, Digital Photography, and the Journal of Zoology.
Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding
Shark and Ray Field
When not running big animal expeditions or on
photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island,
Andy is also the driving force behind
the PREDATORS IN PERIL PROJECT
which shines a spotlight on many endangered species of sharks and
rays that are largely overlooked by mainstream conservation groups.
Predators In Peril is entirely funded by Big Fish Expeditions.