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Learn Scuba diving / Freediving With Whales In Srilanka

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The Underwater Video From Our Trip In April 2017

Learn Scuba diving / Freediving With Whales in Sri Lanka

UPDATE: The next edition of this trip will be in August 2018, dates to be announced soon !

This is the trip that defines the word extraordinary !!

And we say that from experience having already gotten an opportunity to be underwater with the biggest living beings on our planet on last year’s trip with 20 other awesome people who got to be a part of it.

Hope you didn’t miss the video of us underwater with the whales on this trip last year !

This is not a Whale Watching Tour (watching them from a boat), those are commercial and available to everyone, but actually being in the water with these peaceful and gorgeous giants is an experience that could change your perception of life !! A Blue Whale, for example, is 80-100 feet long, the largest living being on our gorgeous planet! Imagine a 10-storey building, underwater and moving next to you…. A child can swim through the arteries of a Blue whale!!!!

Being underwater with Whales needs special permits and licences from the government, the Coast Gaurd and the Wildlife Board and these permissions  are notoriously hard to obtain and are very very limited, and for good reason of course which means that this trip is only possible for a handful of people every year!

You can come for this 7 Nights 8 days trip and either do a proper 4 Day Freediving Course and on the other days go Freediving/Snorkelling with whales OR you can do a 4 day Scuba diving Course for Beginners and on the other days go Snorkelling with the whales, of course under the supervision of our Whale Specialist with more than 10 years of experience with Whales in the area!

Its important that you  read the Plan Options Section below for more on Package Choices….

“You Protect What You Love”, we believe…….

So here is an opportunity for only 5 people each to come along to Srilanka in one of the TWO GROUP DATES IN APRIL  and fall in love and hopefully become the voice for these almost mystical creatures that are racing extinction!!

Sperm Whales and Blue Whales are on an annual migratory run and pass through this particular area somewhere in Srilanka at this time of the year and that is where we are headed.

Which also means that this trip is possible only once a year!

 

IMPORTANT :

We are not going to the zoo and there is no way to predict exactly when the whales will show up, so if you are looking for guarantees, Please do not apply for this expedition!

 

Make sure you read The Next Section for Details of PACKAGE OPTIONS !

In Scuba diving you use equipment to breathe underwater whereas  in  freediving  you learn to hold your breath and dive down without any air cylinders, stay there for a few seconds to a couple of minutes and then come back up for air. That is the shortest description, there is a lot more to it of course.

Tribal fishermen have been doing this for centuries to hunt fish underwater but a scientific modern day version with a snorkelling mask and flippers is now a proper global sport!

The current World Record stands at 124 mtrs down and back up in 4 minutes 34 second !

If you choose to do the Freediving Course i.e Package Option 1 ( See package Options Section below for more) on this trip to Sri Lanka you will not only learn how to go down deep using just your lungs but also get an opportunity to do so with Giant Whales to give you company !!There is nothing quite like Freediving especially since you can explore the depths without any need for bulky scuba equipment, all you need are your own lungs !!

Once you are done with this course, you will roam the depths for free for the rest of your life 🙂

 

Basic Swimming Skills are a must if you are coming on this trip.

You do not  need to be a champion swimmer to come for this but if you cannot swim at all, then this trip is not for you !

UPDATE: The next edition of this trip will be in August 2018, dates to be announced soon !

Duration: 7 Nights – 8 Days

IMPORTANT: If our dates don’t work for you and you are minimum of 4 people together, we can organize this trip on dates of your choice for 7 nights 8 days minimum.

 

The Whales will be on an annual Migratory run in April through the gorgeous east coast of SriLanka and luckily for us, that is where we are headed.

Since Scuba diving in Whale Territories is banned around the world and for good reason, this trip is only to go Freediving / snorkelling with Whales with special permits from the government of Sri Lanka. Scuba diving will not happen in the Whales area but at other dive sites around the area.

There are 2 Package options that you can choose on any of the 3 Group dates:

Option 1:

(4 Day Freediving Course + Snorkelling/Freediving With Whales)

A 4 day Freediving Course led by a Top International Athlete and expert from Russia we fly down from Moscow every year specially for this trip plus a maximum of 2 days of whale search on a speedboat with a local Whale Expert in the Whale Migration area in the ocean to go Snorkelling / Freediving With Whales.

So on this 7 nights;  for 4 days you will be busy with your Freediving Course from morning to noon every day and the remaining 2 days of the trip will be dedicated to searching for Whales from morning to noon guided by a local Whale Specialist so that we ensure that we get at least one opportunity to be underwater with them during the week.

The rest of the day everyday will be free to chill at the beaches around the area and enjoy the sun white sands, blue waters and amazing food and of course other fun excursions around the area in your free time everyday !

We cannot decide in advance as to which 2 days will be dedicated to Whale Searching in the week simply because there is no way to predict as to which days the whales will show up.We will get tips from the local fisherman at sea who are our informers and the days they spot the whales around in the area, is the day we have the chance. On the other days you will be doing your Freediving Course

So if you are looking for fixed Itineraries, then this is not the trip for you ! 🙂

 

Option 2:

(PADI Open Water Scuba diving Course or Advanced Open Water Course or 8 Fun Dives + Snorkelling With Whales)

If you think you are more interested in learning Scuba diving instead of Freediving, then you are welcome to do your 4 Day PADI Open Water Course or the Advanced Open Water Course if you are already certified. And of course if you are already an experienced diver, you can just come do fun dives on this trip at various awesome dive sites around the area.

 On this 7 nights trip; You can do your 4 day PADI Scuba diving Course or your PADI Advanced Open water Course or just 8 Fun dives if you are already an experienced diver. This schedule will keep u busy from morning to noon everyday and the remaining 2 days will be dedicated to searching for Whales from morning to noon guided by a local Whale Specialist so that we ensure that we get at least one opportunity to be underwater with them during the week long trip.

The rest of the day everyday will be free to chill at the beaches around the area and enjoy the sun white sands, blue waters and amazing food and of course other fun excursions around the area in your free time everyday !

IMPORTANT: Just remember that no one is not allowed to go Scuba diving in the Whales Area, we will be Scuba diving at various amzing dive sites around the area but not in the marked Whale Zone and then on the 2 Whale Search Days in the weeks go to the Whales Migration area to Freedive/Snorkel with them guided by a local Whale Specialist. So no matter which of the two Package Options you choose, we will only go snorkelling/freediving with Whales on designated days and not Scuba diving with them.

We will get tips from the local fisherman at sea who are our informers and the days they spot the whales around the area, are the days we will have chances to go out on our boat to get the opportunity to be underwater with them, on the other days you will be doing your Scuba diving Course.

So if you are looking for fixed Itineraries, then this is not the trip for you ! 🙂

This is a broad Itinerary and we cannot make a fixed one. We may need to make changes to this plan basis information on whale sightings in the area. So please do not come for this expecting a fixed itinerary.

  • Day 1

Reach Colombo Airport and get transferred to Trincomalee, a few hours away. The rest of the day is free to soak in the amazing view and beautiful beach. In the evening you do a briefing with your Freediving Instructor or your Scuba diving Instructor depending on the package option/ course option you have chosen.

  • Day 2 – 5

After breakfast, from morning to early afternoon everyday for the next 4 days, you will be busy doing the Scuba diving Course or the Freediving Course basis whichever course package you have chosen.

In the PADI Open Water Scuba diving License Course for Beginners, you will learn how to use Scuba equipment to breathe underwater starting from shallow waters during practise and moving to deeper waters as the course progresses whereas the people who have chosen to do the Freediving Course for Beginners will learn how to use just their lungs to dive deep into the ocean without any equipment ( except for a snorkelling mask and fins of course) from a top Russian Athlete we fly down from Moscow every year specially for this expedition.

If you are a certified  Scuba Diver already, you will spend the first half of the next 4 days doing 2 fun dives each day from morning to noon at the various amazing dive sites around Trincomalee with an experienced Dive Guide.

The rest of day will be free for everyone to hang out at the beautiful beaches, eat awesome food at the several restaurants and bars all around and explore the area. You can even go on some fun optional half day excursions to nearby National Parks which are pretty amazing amongst other things.

  • Day 6 – 7

On up to 2 day during the trip, we will go searching for Whales specifically. The reason i say specifically is because you may come across whales while learning freediving or Scuba diving too, if they happen to pass by. But we have earmarked a maximum of 2 separate days during the week for going out on our Speedboat into whale Migration territory to get an opportunity to do exactly what we really came on this trip for, snorkelling / freediving with whales in Srilanka 🙂

Please note that it is a maximum of 2 days because if we end up being underwater with the whales on the first try itself, then we wont necessarily be going searching for whales again.

The second half of the day, even on these Whale search days will also be free to do whatever else you want to just like during the course days. But we will of course make plans to do some fun excursions together to explore the area while we are there. The beach we are on itself is so beautiful that you would probably just want to relax and get some sun and sand and be lazy after all the hectic activity in the first half of the day 🙂

On Day 8 which is a Sunday, you are good to leave back for Colombo in the afternoon and take an evening flight back home.

 

 

 

Learn Scuba diving /Freediving With Whales In Sri Lanka

  •  Accommodation on twin share for 7 nights in an awesome hotel/ fabulous Villa next to the beach
  • Breakfast.
  • To and Fro Group Transfers from Colombo Airport in a private Cab ( 5 hours each way)
  •  If you choose Package Option 1 ( Freediving Course ) – Four Day Freediving Course with a Top Russian Freediving Athlete that we fly down from Moscow specially for this trip plus up to a maximum of 2 Whale Searching/Snorkelling Days included in the 7 Night Trip Package.
  • If you choose Package Option 2 ( Scuba diving Course ) – Four Day PADI Open Water Scuba diving Course if you are a beginner or Advanced Open Water Course or 8 Fun Dives if you are already an experienced diver plus up to a maximum of 2 Whale Searching/Snorkelling Days included in 7 Night Trip Package
  • Special permits from the Government, The Coast Guard and The Wild life Department to go Freediving/Snorkelling with Whales
  • A dedicated Whale Guide and Naturalist with more than 10 years of experience with Whales in the area
  • A dedicated fast speedboat at our disposal during the trip

(PLEASE READ THE PACKAGE OPTIONS SECTIONS ABOVE FOR CLARITY)

  • International Airfare to Srilanka
  • Sri Lanka Visa ( Its on arrival at the Airport and quite hassle free & cheap)
  • Lunch and Dinner ( there are lots of awesome places to eat and drink around, and we don’t want to put you on a fixed meal and restrict you)
  • A guarantee that we will spot the whales and get to snorkel /freedive with them, no one in the world can guarantee that. But if you ask what our chances?

FANTASTIC!

Here is the video of our underwater encounters with whales from the last trip

Learn Scuba diving / Freediving With Whales In Sri Lanka

This special annual experience is only meant for a handful of people every year……

This trip requires special permits from the government, the coastguard and the Wildlife Department since being underwater with Whales is a heavily regulated activity unlike commercial Whale Watching Tours where you just watch the whales from a boa

We are happy that regulations are in place and Regulations mandate no more than 5 people in one group to avoid scaring the whales with our presence!

 

In case you missed it, BEEP  trips are not your usual “sightseeing tour packages” to commercial destinations. These are unique experiences that deserve passionate and awesome people, in pursuit of the extraordinary.

There are very limited spots possible on each trip that we put together with all our heart and soul and there are only so many we can do in a year. So to ensure that we have a fun bunch of awesome people on each of these amazing journeys, we ask you to….

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*If you have already filled up an application form on our website for any other trip ever before, then you don’t need to fill up the form again, just email [email protected]

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