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mauidoug

Member Since 27 Feb 2002
Offline Last Active Mar 23 2014 12:46 PM
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Gental Giants

23 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

There is nothing like swimming with whales.  The feeling you get when a whale looks you in the eye is surreal and humbling.  I have traveled to Tonga ten times to swim with these gental giants, and hope to do it for another ten years.  Dont get me wrong I am a die hard diver, and never thought I would look forward to snorkel trips but being in the presence of giants is the most fun I have had with a mask on....


Maui is a tropical paradise

23 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

This image was created during a recent landscape photography workshop in Maui.


Two spaces Available for Tonga Whale adventure Sept 12-23, 2014

23 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Join Mark Strickland and Douglas Hoffman on an incredible adventure dedicated to swimming with Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whales in Ha'apai Tonga. The dates are Sept 12-23, 2014.  Includes 11 nights accommodation, 9 days whale swimming, lunch on the boat, & airport transfer to hotel. This is Douglas' 10th season organizing small groups dedicated to whale photography, and Marks fourth time co-hosting.  Limited to five participants this is going to be an incredible expereince.    We will not swim with every whale we see.   Expereince has taught us to look for specific behaviors that might lead to extended interaction.  We know that by being selective in which whales we swim with we could well be rewarded with swims that last for hours rather than seconds.... Please send an email to dhimages@maui.net if interested in joining this adventure.  If not able to join in 2014 but are interested, there are sapces avaialbe for the 2015 season.  Dates are Sept 4-14th, 2015.  Attached File  Whale 6.jpg   399.13KB   3 downloads