There's nothing more enjoyable than nine days at sea with a group of lovely people who all delight in each other's company.... Oh, and many, many humpback whales of course!
NAI'A's Blog: The Divemasters' Diary - Whale Tales
What a first trip of the 2018 Humpback Whale season! A phenomenal bull run, gorgeous moms and calves, playful youngsters, a dancing trio. And to top it off, a successful rescue of an entangled Humpback.
Passengers and crew from NAI’A freed a humpback whale that was dangerously entangled in rope and chain in Ha’apai, Kingdom of Tonga.
Our guests worked hard this charter, putting in many hours on the skiffs: but boy did it pay off! We had some VERY (up) Close (and personal) Encounters....
In this, our penultimate Tonga 2017 charter, we were treated to astounding displays of nature: sail tailing duos, wide-mouthed mommas and the throwing of peduncles left, right and centre!
Dodging out the way of an overenthusiastic baby humpback? Check. Chilling with an upside down momma for an hour? Check. Impromptu dance party in the salon? CHECK! What a WILD charter....
We had the BEST charter with this energetic, enthusiastic group of Thais! And they were rewarded with some true once in a lifetime experiences.
Straight from the get-go, this trip was high action and high adrenaline....we were treated to such an extraordinary series of events!
We couldn't have asked for a more FINtastic start to our 2017 humpback whale season!
We have combed through the hundreds of photos contributed by dozens of photographers from this whale-swimming season in Tonga to come up with the 30 best!
A jovial group of Russians, Kazakhs & Belarusians experience the trip of a lifetime with plenty of sunshine, whales and of course vodka
Half a boat of Europeans and half a boat of Americans find out just how majestic Tonga's humpback whales really are
A bunch of funloving Americans, a pair of Englishpeople and a pair of Frenchies explore Tonga and discover its majestic visitors, the humpback whales
Our first trip swimming with humpback whales in Tonga brought sunny weather, pleasant diving and the early arrival of lots of friendly whales.
Follow these simple guidelines (and have a little luck) and experience eye to eye encounters with Tonga's humpback whales.
“NAI’A dives the world’s most beautiful coral reefs.”
~ Howard Hall, filmmaker