About Whale Adventure
The giant of the Ocean - The feeling of snorkelling beside an enormous whale is almost indescribable. When you get eye contact with one, your heart will beat faster than you imagined and euphoria will spread through your body. There are few places in the world where you can experience this unique encounter with one of the ocean’s most incredible giants.
Snorkelling with humpbacks - At sunrise our livebaoard will arrive to our destination, Silver Bank, and with a bit of luck we will be able to see humpbacks breaching the waters in the distance, landing with a great splash. The clear blue, warm water is perfect for snorkelling. The calves come up to the surface to breath every 3-5 minutes. As they are curious and often swim right up to us, it is crucial that you know where the gigantic mother is as she could show up at any time.
Silver Bank is Approximately 700 km from the shores of the Dominican Republic’s northern coast. The reef was first protected in 1986 and the size of the reserve was increased in 1996. Scientists believe that humpbacks come here to birth their young as the water is warm and shallow, and as there are no fish, predators are not drawn to the area. It is the perfect nursery before the mother and calf begin their journey north. Only 60 persons per week, totalling 500 persons per year, get the opportunity to have this fantastic experience. You can be one of the lucky ones.
Our liveaboard Aggressor ll with crew maintains a very high standard of service and is considered the best for this type of expedition. It is known for its excellent service, clean and comfortable cabins and good food. The crew has several years of experience and is very knowledgeable.
Magnus Lundgren has 20 years of experience guiding expeditions around the world, as well as an educator in underwater photography, giving his expeditions an extra flair. Participants on the exclusive Azores expedition are bound to develop their skills just by listening to him. “My goal has always been to coach participants at their ambition level so that advice and tips can lead to results there and then.”
Presentation 1 - Get ready for Silver Bank
Learn about snorkelling with large animals and how to prepare your camera and other equipment, as well as yourself, before the adventure gets started.
Presentation 2 - Humpbacks and the basics of photographing whales
Learn about humpbacks and how to dive and photograph them (wide angle technique) out in the blue.
Presentation 3 - Photo techniques
How to process your pictures of large whales that are taken while out in the blue. Magnus will walk you through the important steps so that your pictures will reach a new level.
Your photo pro Magnus Lundgren will give briefings during the trip, as well as give photography feedback to those that would like to have it. In plenty of time prior to the trips departure, you will be sent an email giving tips about what is good to have with you on this adventure. At that time you will also have time to ask specific questions to Magnus regarding photography in preparation of the trip: firstname.lastname@example.org.