Category Archives: Dive with a Photo Pro

Remembering my first Tonga Trip

Aloha, I still remember my first trip to Tonga in 2006.  I chartered a 60 foot sail boat with a whale swim permit and spent 2 weeks sailing through the island group.  We spent 6 days in the Vavau’ island group … Continue reading

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Whale Swim adventures in 2018

Aloha Whale People, I live in Maui, the whale capital of the Pacific.  The Northern Pacific Humpbacks come each year to breed and give birth. It would be all to easy to lead groups here to observe and document whale … Continue reading

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Surf up JAWS in Maui!

I can only imagine the view the local photographers got up there.  I have to say that is one hell of a pilot! What an incredible day!  Witnessing those waves was simply incredible.   Nature is so impressive.   I … Continue reading

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Tonga Whale Swim Guide

Whale Swimming in Tonga  –   by   Douglas  J Hoffman Tonga, used to be one of the best kept secrets in adventure travel but those days are numbered. The increase in tourism is to a large part related to whale swimming but not all. … Continue reading

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Whale Tales 2016 Feb 12-14, 2016 at The Ritz in Kapalua Maui

A week or so ago the director of Whale Trust, asked me to exhibit whale photography in the foyer of the 10th annual Whale Tales conference, happening in February in Maui. If that was not exciting enough, yesterday I got … Continue reading

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Post 597 on this blog.

Hard to fathom that this is my 597th post.  So many images, so many stories….. This image was created two weeks ago under Gov’t. permit in Dominica.  This is a female Sperm Whale checking out the swimmers in the water. … Continue reading

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Maui Hawaii, is a paradise for Humpback Whales but can be hazardous for drivers

Living in Hawaii, is paradise.  Even whales love it. The Humpbacks come each year to mate and give birth. It is a real treat to go whale watching from a boat and observe their behavior. Sometimes the whales come really … Continue reading

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Day 5 of 7 day Nature Challenge.

Part of what I do when leading whale photography trip is help people with their camera settings so that when the moment comes, they are ready to make good photographs. While in the water I do my best to manage … Continue reading

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Working with Sperm Whales with Kai Matthes in Dominica

I am so very fortunate to have had Kai Metthes of Germany on my recent Sperm Whale Photography expedition in Dominica.   I will always remember Kai as the fearless diver that faced a wild animal just to create a … Continue reading

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Portrait of me working….. Thank you Stas!

I have just returned from Dominica, where I spent 10 days observing, photographing, and swimming with Sperm Whales.  This was my third dedicated Sperm Whale trip and it was more productive than previous expeditions.  I would like to thank my … Continue reading

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