A few words from previous clients
Neeraj Jhanji (Sharks - Mozambique, 2016, Humpback Whales - Mo'orea, 2017)
“I went along with Caine after meeting him on a flight back from Hawaii. I had so much fun going diving with him in Mozambique to see the sharks. The adventure was unique and the company was great. Most of all, I felt safe diving with and learning from an experienced marine biologist. He is skilled, caring and fun. Opportunity of a lifetime, will go with him again!”
Ariane Lamy (Sharks - Mozambique, 2016, Humpback Whales - Mo'orea, 2017)
"Just finished a diving trip organized by Caine and really impressed.
The trip was to Punta do Ouro, Mozambique, and from arrival in Johannesburg to the end of the trip everything went perfectly well. From Hotel booking, transfer, border crossing, lodge in Punta and of course diving.
Not to forgot that Caine know this place as we say in French “like his pocket” and it was nice to have his insight on the diving sites, the fauna, and some photography tips.
It was also a very nice group, mixing very different people. Caine’s idea to visit and organize trip off the “beaten diving destination” is also a great idea. It changes from the usual destination, give another perspective to a dive trip.
I will sign up and I’m really looking forward for the next one."
Charlie White (Sperm Whales - Dominica, 2017)
"As someone with a passion for the marine environment and its life, I have always wanted to swim with Whales. The opportunity presented itself through one of Caine’s expeditions. Despite the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, our November 2017 trip went ahead. Caine was a fantastic host (with a wealth of marine ecology knowledge!). Before even touching down in Dominica, Caine was constantly in touch and offering to help with any accommodation, flights or any other issues I may have stumbled upon.
We were lucky enough to see Sperm Whales every day on our trip, as well as Pilot Whales and several species of Dolphins. Being able to be in the water alongside Sperm Whales and these other animals, and to be fortunate enough to witness some of the behaviors we saw, was beyond special.
Our guide and boat crew were a fantastic group of people and their camaraderie and attitude during the trip enhanced every day we spent out at sea/on the boat.
An added bonus was the photos and footage captured on the trip – both through my own underwater camera and by Caine sharing his professional quality photos with the whole group after expedition.
This expedition and our encounters created memories that will stay with me throughout the rest of my life! Hopefully one day I’ll get to do another whale expedition again, and if that day comes, I would not hesitate to get in touch with Caine."
Sabine Kooyman (Humpback Whales - Mo’orea, 2017, 2018, 2019 & Secret Spot 2 2018)
I guess you could call it fate or good fortune that I stumbled across Caine’s awesome Instagram page and clicked follow, because the result was me getting to fulfill one of my absolute biggest dreams! Swimming with Humpback whales in Tahiti seemed almost too good to be true, but it actually happened thanks to Caine’s expedition. And while the whales are definitely the show stoppers, there are many stars that can steal the limelight in Mo’oreas beautiful, blue waters. There are times when you simply don’t know where to look! Caine’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the Ocean and it’s inhabitants, plus his careful choice of a professional and responsible operator made it a trip I will never forget. And it won’t be my last!”
Ian Elgerts, (Humpback whales - Mo’orea, 2018)
I will most definitely join Caine on more dive adventures in the future. His adventurous spirit and enthusiasm is contagious. His professionalism towards these excursions with local, experienced guides, in some of the most exotic locations, ensures his clients some of the best freediving experiences money can buy. Caine is a strong believer that bringing his clients on these amazing adventures to see large, wild marine mammals and other fauna is not just great fun but has a higher purpose, as well. It provides an economic incentive for locals to protect their living ocean resources and educate others about their conservation, thereby helping to promote the preservation of these important and precious species for future generations. Thanks again, Caine!
Emily Reed, (Humpbacks whales - Mo’orea, 2018)
I joined Caine in French Polynesia after I stumbled upon an Instagram story highlighting his trip. I had always dreamed of being able to swim with humpback whales, but didn't know if that dream could ever become a reality. I decided to take a leap of faith even though I wasn't 100% sure what I was getting myself into. This decision lead me to one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Caine and the guides who worked with him were so knowledgeable about the marine life that inhabited the waters surrounding Moorea. They were very cognizant of showing respect to the animals and educating us on giving the humpbacks space in order to gain their trust. This allowed for genuinely awe-inspiring close encounters. Conditions weren't always ideal, but the hard work and patience were always worth the final outcome. When we were in the presence of these gentle giants, it felt as if time stood still. Some encounters were serene, with the whales peacefully ascending to the surfaces and diving back down. Others were playful, with curious juveniles coming by to get a closer look. One of the highlights of the trip came on the last day when we encountered a mom and calf. No more than a week old, this calf was so curious, and the most excited to be splashing and rolling on the surface of the water. This baby humpback swam right up to us, providing me with the most magical encounter of my life. I will never forget this trip and would recommend it to anyone who's up for the adventure! .
Monica Hofman, (Sperm Whales- Dominica, 2017)
I signed up for this trip about 6 months prior and while really excited for it, I had no idea what to expect. Everything about it surpassed my expectations and this was in spite of the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Caine was there every step of the way to ensure the guests had the best time imaginable. He assisted me with finding flights, finding alternative accommodation after the hurricane and finding the right person to talk to when I wanted to change my flight at the last minute and was having no luck on my own. The team he assembled for the boat was top-notch with our whale whisperer, Pernell leading the charge. I couldn’t imagine a better team for this adventure. The highlight of course was the whales, and there were plenty. The whole journey felt as if Caine & Pernell had spoken to Mother Nature directly to ensure that the whales put on a show for us. What a show it was!! We had plenty of sperm whales and if that wasn’t enough, we had pilot whales and dolphins. We had spyhops, breaches and pods of sleeping whales. All we needed was David Attenborough and we would have been living a BBC documentary. Every day saw something new. Everything you could possibly ask for was delivered. Overall it was a trip of a lifetime with a lot of magic mixed in. I can’t even express what it meant to me because I am still so gobsmacked by everything we encountered but I can say, that if you have ever thought of swimming with sperm whales, I highly recommend a trip with Caine to Dominica
Brad Behrins (Humpback Whales - Mo'orea, 2017)
I went to Tahiti with Caine in September 2017 to fulfill a bucket list dream and swim with humpback whales. The mere thought of the trip was intimidating to someone who only started swimming less than a year earlier after a 20 year hiatus. With the support and guidance of Caine and my new friends, I was not only able to survive but by the end of the trip I actually thrived in the water.
Caine's support and scientific insights made the trip an incredible experience that I will never forget. Safe to say it has changed my perspective on how I think of many things including reaching personal goals and taking care of the environment.