Freediving with Blue Whales - Timor Leste

16 Oct 23, 7 nights

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  • Opportunity to see a Blue Whale and an ever smaller percentage have been lucky enough to be in the water with one.
  • We will be cruising on this marine superhighway for 7 days, freediving with Blue Whales and other whale species including beaked, humpback, sperm, killer, short-finned pilot, melon-headed whales, and many dolphin species.
  • Visit the world famous Atauro Island for line diving, snorkeling and lots of epic photos.
  • Explore the waters with a whale guide, whale spotter and local captain on each boat

Can you imagine a 24m long, 90 tonne, gentle giant of the sea cruising past you in the open ocean? Only a very small percentage of people in the world have had the opportunity to see a Blue Whale and an ever smaller percentage have been lucky enough to be in the water with one. 

Every year during October and November, Pygmy Blue Whales migrate through the Strait of Ombai and Wetar in the waters of Timor Leste, known as a marine super highway. Timor Leste is a sanctuary for marine life. It has the highest diversity of cetaceans, fish species and coral species anywhere on Earth and has some of the best diving and snorkeling on the planet. These waters are also known for ‘super pods’ of dolphins where it is not uncommon to see pods of a thousand dolphins!

For 7 days we will be cruising on this marine super highway, freediving with Blue Whales and many other whale species including beaked, humpback, sperm, killer, short-finned pilot,  melon-headed whales and many dolphin species. We will also visit the world famous Atauro Island for line diving, snorkeling and lots of epic photos. 

We will have 2 private boats to explore the waters with a whale guide, whale spotter and local captain on each boat. We have teamed up with one of the leading tour operators involved with the Marine Tourism Association of Timor Leste who are certified Responsible Whale Tour Operators. This trip is strictly limited to 8 guests. Accommodation and airport transfers are included in the price. 

If you would like more information please send us an email and we will be happy to answer all of your questions!

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Dan Parsons & Freediving Central Crew

Dan Parsons & Freediving Central Crew

Freediving Central know how important it is for students to feel, and be safe and comfortable while they are learning to dive. With our unparalleled team of experienced and professional instructors, students can relax and learn new techniques and skills while enjoying the moment.

Dan Parsons 

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Dan Parsons is one of Australia’s best and most experienced freediving instructors. With over 9 years experience in the freediving industry and as an instructor, he has travelled all around the world training and freediving with some of the best competitive freedivers of all time! Dan’s extensive wealth of knowledge in the world of freediving lends him to be one of the most sought after freediving instructors in Australia. With an unparalleled ability to problem solve and to read the needs of his students, Dan creates an environment where divers can push themselves to achieve what they dream of, in a safe, comfortable and fun environment.

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