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French Polynesia: One with Whales



We travel to remote Rurutu Island in French Polynesia to swim with humpback whales in the pristine waters of the South Pacific. Rurutu is surrounded by a fringing reef, attracting many nursing whales during the annual humpback migration from Antarctica. While on the island, we stay with a traditional Rurutuan family and share meals with them.



  1. You must be able to confidently swim at least 200 metres in open water unaided in order to participate in this program. No PADI certification is required.

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Only snorkeling is required in order to swim with whales. Free-diving is only permitted under special circumstances only if we encounter a particularly playful adult without a calf present. You do not need PADI certification to participate in this program.
I certify that I can swim at least 200 metres unaided in open water without difficulty and I am confident in my swimming abilities. *
I certify that I am physically able to participate in this program, and that I will purchase my own travel and medical insurance to cover the duration of my stay overseas during this program. *


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