Tag Archives: whale swimming

Swimming with whales as part of a small group is Epic!

I have started to assemble my gear for my upcoming trip to Tonga this year.   I am blessed to have 17 days on the water this season, with two groups of people from as far away as Switzerland and … Continue reading

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Not that long ago that I was in the water with Germany’s Fearless Diver

It was December of 2015, and I was in Dominica on a Govt permit allowing us to swim with Sperm Whales. These whales are so unique.  They dive miles beneath the sea to the darkness to feed on Giant Squid. … Continue reading

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Humane Society Magazine Cover

What a honor to have the August 2017, cover of the magazine that represents such a wonderful organization.   The Humane Society does so much to help animals above and below the surface of the sea. Please support their endeavors. … Continue reading

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Whale Time

  My favorite time of year is coming and soon enough I will be back in Tonga and swimming with whales.   I feel so fortunate to be able to return this season.  There is something so special about being … Continue reading

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Kohola Gallery is named after the Whales

Whales are large animals that weigh around 30-40 tons but they are also quite graceful. Whale season may be over in Hawaii, and while out of sign, they are never out of mind. Kohola Gallery in Maui, is named after … 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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Priceless Moment

Observing the relationship of a mother and calf in the wild is incredible. During the encounter time seems to stand still and all that exists is the moment.  Within the moment  glimpses of the relationship that exists between a mother … Continue reading

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Day six of Seven Day Nature Challenge

This image was created last week, and it shows my friend Kai Matthes along side a majestic Sperm Whale that just happens to be upside down with its jaw exposed.  The female named Can Opener enjoys brief interactions with swimmers … 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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2016 Whale Photography Exhibit – Precious Moment

I photographed this mother and calf in August of 2015.  We were so fortunate to float along with this mother and baby for about an hour.  The calf had been on the far side of its mother for the first … Continue reading

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