AND DOLPHIN EXPEDITION
| Snorkeling with blue whales
and many other cetacean species.
| Sri Lanka.
|| Sri Lanka Aggressor Liveaboard.
|| Snorkeling only.
|| Cancelled until a new
boat can be arranged
READ THE 2017 BLUE WHALE
SNORKELLING TRIP REPORT
Come diving with the
biggest animal that has ever lived!
TO SWIM WITH THE LARGEST ANIMAL IN THE WORLD
From December to April each year, blue whales migrate
through the warm, clear coastal waters of south western Sri
Lanka, then in the fall, they move the east coast of the
We will be there to meet them; venturing away from
our luxury liveaboard on three fast chase boats that will put
you right in the path of the largest animal that has ever
lived. We will observe the whales as they feed, swim
Imagine the encounter: you slip into the
water in front of a behemoth and float quietly
above it or free-dive down to its eye-level as it glides
past. You feel like an insect next to its unimaginable bulk.
Perhaps you see a glimmer of recognition; a slight flick of
its eye in your direction. Then, the whale mysteriously
dissolves back into the deep blue void, surfacing 10-12
minutes later for another few breaths before diving again.
A CHANCE TO SWIM WITH AN
AMAZING SELECTION OF OTHER CETACEANS
During your Whale and Dolphin snorkeling safari, you will
have the opportunity to snorkel with up to thirteen species
of whales and eight species of dolphin. World renowned
marine naturalist Howard Martenstyn will be onboard to offer
education information on behavior patterns. Over the last 15
years he has documented over 3000 whale sightings around Sri
Lanka. Thirteen species of whales reside around the island
of Sri Lanka including blue whales, sperm whales, humpback
whales, beaked whales, melon headed whales, pilot whales,
and false killer whales. Two of the predominant species that
are resident in Sri Lanka, are the sperm whale which
averages 40 - 60 feet and the blue whale which averages 60 -
100 feet long and weighs up to 200 tons. During the trip,
guests may also see up to eight different species of
most commonly seen species are Sperm Whales, Blue Whales,
Brydes Whales, Short Fin Pilot Whales, Spinner Dolphins,
Humpback Dolphins and Bottlenose Dolphins.
Long-beaked Common Dolphins
Leave Your Dive Gear at Home
Blue whales and other Sri Lankan cetaceans may be enormous but they are also very shy
animals. Noisy scuba equipment would frighten the whales into a
deep dive so it is far better if
we take a minimalist approach.
This encounter requires nothing more than a mask, snorkel
and fins. The most effective way to get as close as possible
to the whales is to judge their direction of travel, slip
into the water and float at the surface in their path.
We will enter the water from zodiacs equipped with twin
100hp engines that can
quickly put us in the right place as the whales approach.
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