SPERM WHALES - DOMINICA

2018  (FULLY BOOKED)

November 2019

Session 1 - 13th - 19th
Session 2 - 19th - 25th

 
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Sperm Whales

There are only two or three places in the world where you can swim with these amazing whales. Dominica in the Caribbean is one of the best, and to keep it that way the government has a strict permitting process.

I have been granted two 5 day permits to take guests to swim with the largest carnivore on the planet.

No SCUBA certification needed.

 

I will be running two sessions in Dominica in 2019 to spend 5 days swimming with these amazing animals. Under the permit these are very small groups up to 6 maximum. 

I've charted a boat just for us, and we'll get 8 hours a day to find and swim with these gentle giants. Given the population in Dominica is year round, we predict a high likelihood of frequent encounters. Those times when we're not seeing them, there are plenty of other mammals to keep us occupied, here's just a few that are commonly seen, Remember though, nothing is guaranteed, and they are wild animals, its up to them if they are around. 

        - False killer whales

        - Spinner, bottlenose,  and spotted Dolphins

        - Pilot whales

Our guide will be seasoned professional and member of the Dominica Sperm Whale Project research team Purnell. He lives there year round and collects ID and acoustic data on the sperms whales. His in-depth knowledge and access to cutting edge research on this population of Sperm Whales will be an invaluable resource on contribution to your expedition. 


 

Inclusions

5 Days on the water

Accommodation

Permit, Vessel, Captain and Guide fees

Lunch and non-alcoholic drinks on board vessel

Exclusions

Airfare

Breakfast and Dinner

VISA Fee

Private Transfers

Gratuities

Additional expenses (alcoholic drinks, gifts, personal expenses)

Travel Insurance (Required and proof presented via email) 

Itinerary

7 day option

Day 1. Land in Dominica and be transferred to Roseau on the South west side of the island

Day 2- 6. Breakfast then head out to swim with Sperm Whales and anything else we see!!!

Day 7. Transfer back to Airport for your flights home.

12 day option (Both sessions)

Day 1. Land in Dominica and be transferred to Roseau on the South west side of the island

Day 2- 11. Breakfast then head out to swim with Sperm Whales and anything else we see!!!

Day 12. Transfer back to Airport for your flights home.

What to bring

Rash vest, or thermal top, wetsuit if you get cold.

Mask

Snorkel

Fins

Boat jacket

Camera!

Experience

There is no SCUBA on these expeditions, so all you need is the ability to swim with mask, snorkel and fins. 


 

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