Swim with giants
Your first glimpse may have been the ‘tail-end’ of a breach, but now as you look at this amazing creature, the largest animal ever known to have existed on earth, in the eye, you couldn't be closer. Swimming alongside these gigantic, yet elusive mammals is a real once in a lifetime experience that few get to ever experience and you are right there.
The sun beams down on the Indian Ocean as you float gleefully on its glistening surface, cool water lapping your limbs as you hover above these huge mammals. Readying yourself to delve a little deeper and swim alongside them, in one swift motion you take a deep breath and dive down into the blue. The peace you feel whilst swimming with the blue whales is unfathomable and you feel totally safe, despite swimming alongside an animal that is about the same size as a bus!
Swimming with Bue Whales safari
Seeing blue whales is an experience that tops many travellers’ lists, but swimming with them takes it just that bit further into the extraordinary. This unique safari takes you to out to the depths of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Sri Lanka, with a small team of specialists to not only swim with them, but photograph them too.
Where and when
If you look up the migration patterns of the blue whale, you will find that they travel extreme distances throughout the year, however much of the population stay in the area year-round. The Sri Lanka population is actually compiled of pygmy blue whales, but from looking at their massive 25-metre-long bodies, you wouldn’t know it.
This may be the largest concentration of blue whales anywhere on earth, but their exact movements and or migrations are not fully understood yet. Despite this, after years of research, our guide has discovered March and April are the best times to see the blue whales due to a number of factors, including weather and water visibility.