Thanks for the input. It is made very clear we cannot approach the whales. We slip into the water as quietly as possible and just kind of drift along with the current and watch them do their thing. Of course some of the whales may get curious and approach us.
Troporobo – Thanks for letting me know about the dicipac. I knew it would be risky so I’ve decided to avoid that route. The more I thought about it the more I decided I want to bring my DSLR on the boat to use on the out of water shots anyway.
Eagle Ray - What range would you recommend? Most of the cameras I’m looking at start at about 25mm. I have a feeling that’s still going to be too far of a zoom (meaning I won’t be able to fit the whole whale in the shot), but I’m kind of limited considering my budget. It’s times like these that really make me wish I was rich!