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FREE-DIVING WITH ORCAS EXPEDITION

 

diving with killer whales

 

Expedition:

Free diving with orcas and plus scuba diving on pristine reefs.

Location:

 Norway

Accommodation:

 Liveaboard

Experience Level:

Snorkeling experience only for orca encounters. Advanced open water certification required for optional scuba dives.

   

2015 Dates:

 January 24-30 FULL

2015 Price:

 NOK 26,300 (around US$4500)

2015 Leader:

 Tom Mitchell

   

2016 Dates:

 January 23-29 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2016 Price:

 NOK 28,000

2016 Leader:

 TBA

 

Read our 2014 expedition trip report: Killer Whale Diving in Norway 2014

 

 

Orca diving

 

AN ORCA EXPEDITION LIKE NO OTHER!

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.

 

Sula - Norwegian Killer Whale Expedition Ship

 

OTHER WHALES

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 pilot whales.

 

dive with a killer whale

 

THE DIVING

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 fishes. Swim through the kelp down to vertical walls that appear to be bottomless. This is a northern wonderland not to be missed!

 

Reef diving in Norwaybeautiful diving in norway

diving in the fjords of Norway

Fish of Norway Scuba DivingNudibranch in Norway

 

ITINERARY:

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 5pm disembark and depart for home.

 

Killer whale diving encounter

 

WHY COME WITH BIG FISH EXPEDITIONS?

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.

 

WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS:

 

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.

Dustin Hurbut, Washington State, USA.

 

 

 

Four killer whales diving near the surface

 

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Scuba diving on a beautiful reef in Rorvik, Norway.

 

 

 

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a shark fanatic. 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 Elasmodiver.com Shark and Ray Field Guide.

 

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

 

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 overlooked by mainstream conservation groups. Predators In Peril is entirely funded by Big Fish Expeditions.

 

Find out more about PIP at:

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