INDONESIA SPERM WHALE EXPEDITION

Session 1 - JUNE 22nd - June 29th

Session 2 - TBA

Please read terms and conditions before booking here

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Swimming with sperm whales!

Join us for some exploration and adventure on Bunaken Island in Indonesia. This is a unique expedition that will explore the open pelagic zone to search for sperm whales and other marine mammals, including pilot whales and numerous dolphin species.

In addition we will spend our time snorkeling on reefs to see turtles, amazing coral reefs and perhaps even bump into some dugongs.

This trip is open to anyone who is comfortable swimming in the open water with mask and snorkel. No prior experience necessary. The only prerequisite is bringing your excitement and enthusiasm for exploration!


Price $2690, per person, twin share

Inclusions

7 Nights Accommodation

Transfers from/ to Manado Airport

Meals and non-alcoholic drinks

Boat excursions to free dive on reefs, or search for whales Guided by Dr. Caine Delacy

Digital access to photos taken by me on the trip for you to keep

Photography Tuition

Experienced Local Guides and captain

Optional Extra

Level One freedving course which includes pre-trip coaching

Exclusions

Airfare and Transport to Manado, Indonesia

VISA Fee

Gratuities

Additional expenses (alcoholic drinks, gifts, personal expenses)

Travel Insurance (Required)


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A little about the Freediving course if you choose to add it!

In the Level one freediving course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of the sport of apnea. We will start your foundation of freediving knowledge with the most important aspect, safety.  While there are inherent risks with breath-hold diving, they can be diminished with proper training and always diving with a partner. You will be partnered up in buddy teams where you will work with an instructor to develop proper freediving protocol. Once we have your safety skills dialed-in, we can start working on your gills.

Here are some of the skills you will develop: 

  • You will learn what's causing your urge to breathe and practice how to manage it 

  • Understanding the mechanism that allows us to dive

  • Breathing exercises to develop extended breath hold times

  • Proper nutrition for freediving

  • Stretching exercises

  • Equalization theory 

  • Developing a protocol for working with a buddy

  • Learning line diving etiquette 

  • Proficiency hitting depths between 33ft and 66ft (10m - 20m)

  • Completing a variety of skills performed at 33ft (10m)

  • Learning to relax underwater. 

A note from the instructor, Kellon: For new students freediving can be an intimidating sport. When I started I compared it to the most extreme activities such as base jumping. Upon developing my skills I found that preconceived notion couldn't be further from the truth, in fact, I found it a very calm, meditative experience. My goal is to help you develop the same mindset, but by no means will you be pressured into anything that you don't want to do. Freediving is a very personal journey and I want you to develop at your own pace. 

YOUR GUIDE

This is me. One of your guides, Dr. Caine Delacy. I've spent my life seeking the wilderness underwater. I will be in the water with you helping you get the best interactions you can imagine. It may mean you have to endure a little rough weather, rainy days, or choppy seas. But as long as it's safe I'll take you out there.  I and my local guides pride ourselves on respecting and being patient with the whales. The encounters are always up to them, not us. In fact we want the whales to see you and investigate you with their curiosity. You will be amazed what we can show you in the blue wilderness!

This is me. One of your guides, Dr. Caine Delacy. I've spent my life seeking the wilderness underwater. I will be in the water with you helping you get the best interactions you can imagine. It may mean you have to endure a little rough weather, rainy days, or choppy seas. But as long as it's safe I'll take you out there.
I and my local guides pride ourselves on respecting and being patient with the whales. The encounters are always up to them, not us. In fact we want the whales to see you and investigate you with their curiosity. You will be amazed what we can show you in the blue wilderness!

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

I’m Kellon, like Caine I’ll be one of your guides, but also your instructor. I’ll be teaching you the fundamentals of freediving, how to increase your depth and breath hold time, and how to find your way to the most phenomenal experience of feeling like you’re meant to be underwater!

I’m Kellon, like Caine I’ll be one of your guides, but also your instructor. I’ll be teaching you the fundamentals of freediving, how to increase your depth and breath hold time, and how to find your way to the most phenomenal experience of feeling like you’re meant to be underwater!