Humpback whales are seasonal visitors to Moorea. Between July and November each year they travel from the Antarctic to the warm tropical waters of Tahiti to mate and give birth. They are best seen from mid-August through late October. We’ve planned our trip at the peak of the season. It’s common to see mothers and calves, hear males singing, and see breaching and other surface behaviors. Join us on an epic photo expedition in Moorea, French Polynesia snorkeling with Humpback Whales.

Humpback whales are seasonal visitors to Moorea. Between July and November each year they travel from the Antarctic to the warm tropical waters of Tahiti to mate and give birth. They are best seen from mid-August through late October. We’ve planned our trip at the peak of the season. It’s common to see mothers and calves, hear males singing, and see breaching and other surface behaviors.

©Jason Belport - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Mother & Calf Shallow


The lagoon and ocean surrounding Moorea, French Polynesia is warm and clear, making it one of the best places in the world to swim with and observe Humpback Whales in the mating and nursery areas. French Polynesia declared itself a Marine Mammal Sanctuary in 2002 offering protection to all of the 16 species of Whales and Dolphins found there.

©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Moorea Bay


In addition to humpback whales, we may also see pilot whales, spinner and rough-toothed dolphins, stingrays, eagle rays, reef sharks, oceanic white tip sharks, sea turtles and lots more.



Our trips are small-group, photography focused, led by an experienced guide and photo pro. We’ve planned 6 full days on the water to maximize the opportunities to swim with these amazing animals.

©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Mother & Calf


This is a snorkel only trip, no SCUBA gear or certifications required. You’ll need a wetsuit, fins, mask, and snorkel. You must be a good swimmer as there will be a lot of surface swimming to meet up with the whales. You must be able to get in and out of a semi-inflatable boat and comfortable being in the water for extended periods of time.

Contact us for more details!



©Jason Belport - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Showing Off


Standard Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights accommodations
  • 6 Full days on the water with an expert guide

Pricing:

  • Starting at $3,399 per person
  • Additional costs:

    • International airfare to PPPT
    • Ferry to and from Moorea
    • Meals
    • Trip Insurance
    • Crew tip

    Trip dates:

    • September 26 – October 3
    • October 3 – 10
    • October 10 – 17


    Please note that Divers Alert Network (DAN) or equivalent evacuation insurance is mandatory on all trips. Additionally, comprehensive Cancellation, Accident, Medical and Baggage insurance such as Dive Assure, Generali Global Assistance or Travel Guard is highly recommended.

    ©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Diver with Shark


    ©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Shark Head On


    Berkley White
    Berkley White is the owner and founder of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo. Berkley is one of the leading underwater imaging professionals, who’s passion for underwater imaging is equaled by his passion for educating others. His images and articles are regularly seen in national and international scuba diving publications, and he leads several educational underwater imaging expeditions each year, such as The Digital Shootout. To view his online portfolio, please visit berkleywhite.com.


    Jason Belport
    Jason Belport’s love for the ocean and underwater photography began in the kelp beds off of La Jolla, and Southern California’s Channel Islands while attending college at San Diego State University. Receiving his scuba certification at the age of 12, Jason searched the world for a job in the dive industry where he could pursue his life long love with the sea and his photography, leading him to a small Islands in Caribbean. Since then, Jason has enjoyed a long career in the dive industry as a divemaster, instructor, dive shop manager, resort manager and overall manager of a resort group with multiple locations.


    ©Jason Belport - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Siren

    ©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Up Close & Personal

    ©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Big Whales little Diver

    ©Ron Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - 3 Whales

    ©JRon Watkins - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Whale with Diver

    ©Jason Belport - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Whale Bubble Trails

    ©Jason Belport - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Sleepytime

    ©Jason Belport - Moorea Tahiti Dive Photo Trip - Shallow Whales with Photographer