Options For Swimming With Whales

Started Jul 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
primozp
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Re: Options For Swimming With Whales
In reply to Pumba12, Jul 16, 2013

Pumba12 wrote:

I'm planning a trip to go snorkeling with Humpback Whales in March 2014. I'll be going on a professionally guided tour down in the Dominican Republic where it's legal to swim with them.

I was there in 2007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/primozp/sets/72157633780808825/). They also promised us snorkeling with Humpback Whales, but in reality sea was so rough that it was impossible to snorkel. After serious efforts and hours of searching, we finally saw some whales, from the surface.

I had better luck 3 years later (2010) in Mexico, where I really swim and freedive with whale sharks:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/primozp/sets/72157633781275578/

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL871C1507DAA2DAD0

In any case for this kind of adventure forget about DSLR, especially if you're not an very experienced diver and underwater photographer and buy yourself good compact underwater camera. Down there you will not have time for any camera settings, you will hardly have enough time for "point & shoot" with full automatic compact camera.

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My (mostly underwater) photos and videos taken with
Panasonic, Olympus and Pentax compact UW cameras:
photos @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/primozp/sets/
video footage @ http://www.youtube.com/user/PrimozP/videos?view=1&flow=list&sort=dd

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