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With Deep Blue you can choose from a range of activities from the adventurous to the more leisurely. We offer: WHALE SWIM, SCUBA DIVING, REEF FISHING, SNORKELING, MAKAHA'A ISLAND DAY TRIPS, AND BOAT CHARTERS.
Want an unforgettable experience?
FIRST WHALE SIGHTING FOR TONGA GROUP!
Consistently over last several years, we have our first sighting for each season around June 10. Whales arrive from their long journey first at 'Eua Island and Tongatapu, before any of the other islands in the group. Increasingly over the years, whale numbers in these two islands show an increasing trend.
It is only April 2014 and our divers and fishermen are reporting hearing the singing of the whales in the ocean! Interesting to see what date will be our first whale sighting for 2014.
Whales travel up from Antartica so they arrive at 'Eua Island and Tongatapu first before any other islands in the Tonga group. Many whales stay in these two islands because of its calm and warm waters, and we note the numbers sighted at Tongatapu and ʻEua are increasing over the last 5 years. There are only 3 whale watching boats in Tongatapu and 2 boats in ʻEua Island. We believe less boats in the water, lower engine speeds and noise, means less disturbance, less threat for the whales, hence the increasing trend in Tongatapu and ʻEua Islands.
Our successful encounters are also due to the patience and expertise of our local crew. Once the whales are sighted, it may take an hour to two hours, to slowly follow at a safe distance. Then it gets to a point where our boat stops and allow the whales to initiate the encounter. This is the magical moment when these giants of the sea, turn around and check us out, with an invitation for us to enter the water and share the good news about their newborn baby calf. Its heartwarming that these giant creatures, trust us with the safety of their new born, by allowing them to playfully frolic with us
Nice weather and calm seas, play an important part in the success of the interactions. So book you tour but be flexible to change the dates during your time in Tonga, as good weather is key to the success of your encounter.
POINTS ON YOUR WHALE SWIM
To enter the water, we divide guests into groups of 4 with a guide, on stand by at the back deck, to enter the water, at the direction of the captain. You will enter the water quietly, no splashing and follow your guide. You are not to go forward past your guide, and stay together so that the whales do not feel threatened by you splashing around and spreading out in different directions. If you see the whales in the water, raise your hand in the air so others can know. Cameras are permitted, so bring your Go Pros! to record these memorable moments.
Boat departs from Faua wharf Tongatapu at 10am, Monday to Saturday and returns around 3 to 4pm. Confirmed booking is a must, as its our high season, so you dont miss out. Sundays is our day of worship so no boat trips on Sunday.
Dive with Deep Blue Tonga; we care for the experienced thrill seeker to the first time beginner diver.
We are the only operators for ʻEua, an untouched, undiscovered divers' paradise, with Tonga's biggest cave that has an amazing light show inside. We also dive sunken wrecks and captivatingly colourful coral reefs around Tongatapu.
Our intro dive is a great opportunity to see why so many people love diving. The dive is done in safe waters with an instructor right by your side. This dive is only for 12 years or above.
Our bubble maker is something for the kids aged 8 to 12. It is an opportunity for them to learn to breath with a regulator and become comfortable under water.
|in ʻEua||AU$ 117|
|in ʻTongatapu||AU$ 150|
|2 tank day boat dives|
|Local, inner reef||AU$ 130|
|Local, outer reef||AU$ 180|
|- ʻEua||AU$ 180|
|Full rental equipment||AU$ 30|
|Padi dive courses|
|Open water||AU$ 500|
|Rescue||price on request|
|Dive master||price on request|
|1 DSD dive (12 years and above)||AU$|
|Snorkeling by boat||AU$ 65|
|All prices in Australian dollars and inclusive of Tongan sales tax.|
Tonga is surrounded by many beautiful reefs abundant with life. With a group of 4 buddies or family, try your hand at reef fishing and have a relaxing day out.
|Reef fishing, up to 4 people|
|Full day||AU$ 300|
|Includes standard equipment rental, boat and light lunch.|
All prices in Australian dollars and inclusive of Tongan sales tax.
We have boats for charter by request. For more information please email us.
We also have a BxB a short stroll from the heart of Nukuʻalofa.