Maui divers meet even more humpback whales (video)

You may remember the coolest whale encounter on video from late January, when Tiffany and Todd happened to have the good fortune of seeing a large pod of humpback whales swim by them on a deep dive off of Maui.

They dive professionally, so they’re out there quite often in the blue seas of the Pacific.

Here’s a flashback to the large pod of humpbacks in January.

Humpback whales while diving.

Humpback whales while diving.

As someone who loves the sea, loves nature and enjoys diving, I was impressed, not to mention highly jealous. I’ve kayaked with a southern right whale in Namibia (the whale swam with us for around an hour), and I snorkeled with a whale shark in Mozambique. But diving with a whale? Wow, are you kidding me? Diving with a large pod of whales? What a cool experience and one that I dream of doing some day.

After posting the Maui whale experience video, I asked Tiffany about the the dive and wondered how often they’ve seen whales like that. They were diving at around 180 feet – a depth that requires special equipment and top notch diving skills – but still, she said that seeing the whales was “possibly a once in a lifetime event.”

Guess what? Tiffany and Todd just had another encounter with a few humpback whales. Once again you can hear the whales in the background as well as the divers calling each other. What an absolutely beautiful experience. Here are a few screen shots of the experience followed by the video. Impressive.

Maui Humpback Whale

Maui Humpback Whale

Maui Humpback swims by divers

Maui Humpback swims by divers

Two Humpback Whales

Two Humpback Whales

Two humpback whales off of Maui

Two humpback whales off of Maui

Tiffany recounting the experience with Todd

Tiffany recounts the experience with Todd


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  • milli2

    I want to be reincarnated as a whale.

  • Fifi

    Closed circuit rebreathers and, by their voice, heliox or trimix. Wow, that’s some serious diving, there…

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