Blue & Sperm Whales of Timor Leste

Amos was able to secure a very reliable and experienced local operator to take us out at peak season for Blue whale and Sperm Whale migration – and with only four guests we are looking forward to a phenomenal time.  Crystal clear blue water that’s 86 degrees f (bathing suit only) with 100 feet visibility is where we’ll be swimming with blue whales, sperm whales and many other marine mammals.

The expedition adventure to Timor Leste is focused on a particular spot — the Strait of Ombai, which is located in East Timor between Dili (the capital) and the island of Atauro. The Strait is some 17mi (30km) wide and right in the path of the famous Indonesian throughflow current as it streams between the main islands of Alor and Wetar, carrying a rich cargo of nutrients from the deep basins of the Banda Sea to the north. This is essentially an ocean superhighway were 170 million cubic feet (5 million cubic meters ) of sea water per second pass between the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean. With so much water, current and nutrients moving through this area, it is a magnet to many pelagic and cetacean animal species.

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Day 1 - Depart for Bali

Day 2 - Day lost crossing the international dateline

Day 3 - Group assembles in Bali and stays overnight – (hotel recommendations will be provided later)

Day 4 - Fly from Bali to Dili (Flight and accommodations will be made through us and the local operator), settle in at the lodge

Day 5 – Day 10 - 6 days searching for blue and sperm whales and swimming with many other types of whales, dolphins and porpoises

Day 11 - Depart Dili to Bali

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Swim with blue whales, sperm whales, dolphins and many other types of marine mammals. Get some mind-blowing photographs and memories.

Dates: (lead by Amos!)

Oct 29-Nov 8, 2021

Nov 11-21, 2021

Price: $9600 - Group size: 4!