We are a licenced NSW Travel Agent and have been escorting tours to Swim with the Whales for over 17 years.
We have booking forms for our tours - please follow the link below.Bookings
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We've released our 2018 itineraries and are now taking bookingsItineraries
Read more about us, our history and our company philosophy.About Us
Travel with confidence! Whaledive.net is our Whale Swimming Branch of our licenced NSW Travel Agent Quest Tours (Licence No. 2TA 10493)
Whaledive.net (Quest Tours - Licenced Travel Agent) conducts special and timely tours to Tonga each year...
We've been travelling to Vava'u, Tonga, to swim with the Humpback Whales since 2002.
You'll find lots of details and prices in this site. If you have any questions or would like to book on to our magical tours to Vava'u, please don't hesitate to contact us, or alternatively, you can download itineraries and booking forms from the links above.
This year we are offering three types of accommodation - please read more about this here.
Our tour guides are looking forward to showing you the Whales of Vava'u in 2018! If you'd like to read more about our 2018 tours, please explore our site!
We are one of ONLY TWO licenced Travel Agents escorting tours to Swim with Humpback Whales in Tonga. Travel to remote places can sometimes come with "glitches" in travel arrangements; flight delays, weather interruptions and other events, can all create issues. Support of your licenced travel agent in Australia AND your tour leader on the ground in Tonga to help in sorting out any difficulties in these situations is PRICELESS.
"An absolutely amazing trip that you have to experience to appreciate! Being in the water with the Whales is breathtaking and the Tongan people are some of the loveliest on the planet. Definitely a 5 star experience & worth every cent!"
Wendy Johnson, Newcastle - NSW
"It is a totally exhilarating experience to have a Humpback whale pass you by while you are floating in the most beautiful clear blue water you have ever seen, totally breathtaking and a once in a lifetime experience that will be very hard to beat. . Vava'u is a place that has no concept of time, a unique place place to just sit and watch the world go by for a week or two. All in all a pretty awesome adventure. "
Amanda Hall, 2008
"I came with two professional cameras, thinking I was prepared for anything.... But little did I know...
Today I did not take a shot. But I was left speechless and crying tears of joy - what we experienced cannot be put into words:
I like to call it "sound therapy" . we were laying silent, for 2hours, somewhere in the middle of the ocean. Floating just 30m above one big beautiful creature. Every particle of my body is still vibrating from this song of a fully grown Humpback Whale calling a mate.
Silke Stuckenbrock, Photographer
Just letting you know that we had an amazing experience swimming with the whales that will live in our memories forever. Thanks for the opportunity to join one of your groups and many thanks to Geoff for his guidance, organisation and friendly company that made our whole group appreciate the wonderful and unique experience that we were all having on land and in the water.
Thank you once again for the wonderful experience, joy and fun we all had on this tour and we look forward to perhaps joining you or Geoff on another Quest Tour in the near future.
We travel to Tonga during the southern hemisphere Springtime - a great time to go as most of the calves have been born several weeks earlier and are becoming playful and inquisitive in their own right. The mother Humpbacks, too, seem more relaxed and willing to "show off" their little ones, often allowing swimmers to approach to within only a few metres away!
We have also lead and been active in many marine Conservation campaigns throughout our history, in the local, national and international arenas. The education of our clients about not only the creatures themselves, but their habitats, threats, research and respect are core features of all of our services.
We have been conducting SCUBA dive and adventure tours all over the planet since the late 1970's.
Our staff include vastly experienced tour guides, SCUBA diving instructors, SCUBA divemasters, expert free divers and commercial vessel masters to ensure outstanding levels of safety and enjoyment in all trips.
Our 2018 Itineraries have been released and we're really excited!