Snorkelling With Whales | Learn Scuba diving in Sri Lanka

Learn Scuba diving & Go Snorkelling With Whales In Srilanka

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The Underwater Video From Our Previous Whales Trips To Sri Lanka

Learn Scuba diving & Go Snorkelling With Whales in SriLanka

First things first……
This is not a Whale Watching Tour (watching them from a boat), those day tours are cheap, commercial, touristy and available to everyone, but actually being in the water with these peaceful, gorgeous and totally harmless giants requires special permits and licences from the government, the Coast Gaurd, The Navy and the Wildlife Board and these permits 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!
We have been doing these trips every year for the last 5 years and they are pure magic, every single time.

swimming and snorkelling with whales

*This trip is only possible in the months of March, April & May due to the migration pattern of Blue Whales and Sperm Whales around the area.
 
Only 5 people per group allowed as per strict govt regulation.

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 for the last 5 years every year that we have been organizing these trips.

A Blue Whale, for example, is 80-100 feet long, the largest living being on our planet! Imagine a 10-storey building, underwater and moving next to you…. A child can swim through the arteries of a Blue whale!!!!

snorkelling with blue whales whales

 

You can choose either the 6 Nights – 7 days trip package option and  do a proper 3 day Scuba diving License Course for Beginners or your Advanced Course if you are already a certified diver and on up to 2 of the days during the trip go on our Snorkelling with the whales excursions ( Full Details in the next Sections below) 

or 

You can come for a shorter 4 nights -5 days trip package option if  you don’t want want to do the scuba diving course or if you don’t have enough time, this shorter trip just includes snorkelling with whales expeditions and not the “Learn to scuba dive course”

Check the “Package Options” Section below for details of both the above i.e Long Trip and Short Trip Package Options

 

Either ways, you will be staying at a beautiful resort with all comforts to ensure you have a fantastic holiday….

And all this, right off a gorgeous long beach white sand turquoise water beach which is going to be your home during this trip.

The sunrises from this spot are just incredible!!!

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

So here is an opportunity for only 5 people in each group to come along to Srilanka in March, April & May and fall in love and hopefully become the voice for these almost mystical creatures that are racing extinction!!

IMPORTANT: If our group dates (mentioned in the DATES SECTION below) don’t work for you and you are minimum of 4 people together, we can organize this trip on any dates of choice for you and your friends in March, April & May 2020

swimming with blu whales

Make sure you read the Next Sections Below for Dates, Itinerary, What’s Included, What’s Not Included and Cost etc !

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 or are not confident in the water, then this trip is not for you !

IMPORTANT: If our group dates below don’t work for you and you are minimum of 4 people together, we can organize this trip on any dates of choice for you and your friends in March,April & May 2020

 

DATES:

Option 1- Seven Day LONG TRIP (Scuba diving course/fun dives + Snorkelling With Whales):

Group 1: 7th March to 13th March (Holi Long weekend)

Group 2: 21st March to 27th March 2020

Group 3: 22nd April to 28th April 2020

 

Option 2-  Five Day SHORT TRIP (No Scuba diving Course, Only Snorkelling with Whales):

Group 1:7th March to 11th March (Holi Long weekend)

Group 2: 21st March to 25th March 2020

Group 3: 22nd April to 26th April 2020

 

 

IMPORTANT: If our group dates above don’t work for you and you are minimum of 4 people together, we can organize this trip on any dates of choice for you and your friends in March, April & May only.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

NOTE: If you choose the short trip option( 4 nights-5 days -Only Snorkelling package), You will depart for home on Day 5 and If you choose the Long trip option (6 Nights 7 days- Snorkelling + Scuba diving course package), then you will depart for home on Day 7 as per the Itinerary below.

  • Day 1

Reach Colombo Airport and get transferred to Trincomalee on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, about 5 hours away by Car. 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 your Scuba diving Instructor depending on the package option/ course option you have chosen.

  • Day 2 – 3

On up to 2 day during the trip, we will go searching for Whales on a fast speedboat which we have chartered specifically to get an opportunity to snorkel with the giants with the help of our Whale Guide and Naturalist who has 10 years of experience with the whales in the area.

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 2 Whale search days will also be free to do whatever else you want to just like during the course days. 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 🙂

 

  • Day 4 – 6

Important Note: If you chose the shorter trip package option i.e Only Snorkelling and No Scuba diving Course, then Day 4 is a free day for you to explore the area around and do other fun stuff and on Day 5 you will get transferred back to Colombo Airport and are good to take a flight back on Day 5 anytime in the evening because it will take 6 hours to get back to Colombo.

And if you chose the longer trip package option which includes the scuba diving course, then for day 4, 5 and 6, After breakfast, from morning to early afternoon every day for the next 3 days, you will be busy doing the Scuba diving Course.

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.

If you are a certified  Scuba Diver already, you will spend the first half of the next 3 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 7 

You will get transferred back to Colombo Airport and are good to take a flight back anytime in the evening because it will take 6 hours to get back to Colombo feeling like a legend after having experienced magic!!!

 

 

 

Option1 : (Long Trip 6 Nights 7 days) – Includes 3 day Scuba diving course + Snorkelling with Whales excursion

 

Option 2:  (Short Trip 4 night/5 days) – No Scuba diving Course, Only Snorkelling With Whales excursion.

Option1 Details:

a) For Beginner Scuba divers with no prior experience –

3 Day PADI Open Water License Course + Up to 2 Days Snorkelling With Whales Expeditions (5 hour expedition each) on this 6 Night 7 Days Trip

 b) For Certified Open Water Scuba Divers –

2 Days PADI Advanced Open Water Course + 2 Extra Dives on Day 3 + Up to 2 Days of Snorkelling With Whales Expeditions ( 5 hour expedition each) on this 6 Night 7 Days Trip

c) For Certified Advanced Scuba Divers –

6 fun scuba dives over 3 Days + Up to 2 Days of Snorkelling With Whales Expeditions ( 5 hour expedition each ) on this 6 Night 7 Days Trip

 

Note: The second snorkelling with whales excursion will only happen and be needed incase are no whale sightings on Day 1, as a backup)

 

Option 2 Details:

If for some reason you don’t want to learn / do scuba diving  and just want to come for the snorkelling with whales part of this trip, then this shorter version of the trip is available for you

4 Nights – 5 Days Trip, Snorkelling With whales only  and no scuba diving.

Will include up to 2  Snorkelling With Whales Excursions (5 hours each) to maximize you chances of interactions with the whales.

 

Note: The second snorkelling with whales excursion will only happen and be needed incase are no whale sightings on Day 1, as a backup)

 

 

 

 

Option 1 Long Trip: ( 6 Nights 7 days scuba diving Course / Fun Dives + Snorkelling with Whales)

 

For Beginners – 3 Day PADI Open Water Scuba diving License Course

 OR

  • For Certified Scuba divers – 3 Day Advanced Open Water License Course

OR

  • For Advanced Divers – 8 Fun Dives over 3 to 4 days including all equipment and gear

 

  •  Accommodation on twin share basis for 6 nights in a premium hotel / villa just off the gorgeous beach you will be staying at.
  • Breakfast
  • To and Fro Group Transfers from Colombo Airport in a private Cab ( 6 hours each way)
  •  Up to 2 Days dedicated to Snorkelling With Whales Expeditions, each expedition is about 5 hours . The second expedition will only happen just incase there are no whale sighting on the first try.
  • Special permits from the Government, The Coast Guard and The Wild life Department to go Snorkelling with Whales
  • A dedicated fast speedboat for the Snorkelling With Whales Expedition Days

 

Option 2 Short Trip: ( 4 Nights 5 days Only Snorkelling with Whales, No Scuba diving Course)

  •  Accommodation on twin share basis for 6 nights in a premium hotel / villa just off the gorgeous beach you will be staying at.
  • Breakfast
  • To and Fro Group Transfers from Colombo Airport in a private Cab ( 6 hours each way)
  •  Up to 2 Days dedicated to Snorkelling With Whales Expeditions, each expedition is about 5 hours . The second expedition will only happen just incase there are no whale sighting on the first try.
  • Special permits from the Government, The Coast Guard and The Wild life Department to go Snorkelling with Whales
  • A dedicated fast speedboat for the Snorkelling With Whales Expedition Days

 

  • 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  100 % guarantee that we will get to be underwater with the whales, no one in the world can guarantee that since we are not going to a zoo. But if you ask what our chances are?

EXCELLENT! 🙂

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

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