Category Archives: guided dive trips

Sperm Whale Photography Expedition December 1-12th, 2018

  December 1-12th, 2018 is the next Sperm Whale trip in Dominica.   Ten days of whale swimming and 11 nights of accommodation.  Cost is $8,995 December is great month to swim with Sperm Whales.  Who wants to go?   … Continue reading

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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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Honorable Mention at Beneath the Sea

I have not entered a photography competition since receiving first place in an international competition in San Diego five years ago and thought it was time.  So I sent this and a few other images to Beneath the Sea.   … 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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Children are the future

I have been busy creating a new educational program to share with the children at Montessori Up Country Maui,  with about 90 new images of Humpback and Sperm Whales.  I presented there about this time last year and had a … 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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First Sperm Whale sighting in Dominica

Today was our second day on the water on this years Sperm Whale Permit.   The first day was a bust.  These are wild animals so having an unproductive day is expected.  Today was different.  We had several drops and … Continue reading

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