Learn the techniques required to have successful close encounters with humpback whales.
Wild life photographer Dog Allan not only explains what it is like to dive with these large mammals, but how to successful approach and interact with them during your dive.
He stresses the importance of using a licensed dive operator as they are skilled with approaching a pod of whales without disturbing them. This is key to having a quality experience with the whales. It is also important to approach the whales slowly and let the whales become accustomed to you.
Tonga is a small collection of islands in the south pacific 2/3 of the way between Los Angeles and Auckland and it is one of the few palaces where divers are allowed to swim with whales.
During the month of July through October humpback whales frequent Tong islands to give birth to their calfs. Humpback whales are very friendly and social. They provide great diving experiences for below surface whale watchers.
Watch the following video as Doug explains how to dive with the humpback whales.