The iconic animals and ecosystems we will explore are:
The HUMPBACK WHALES are famous for their beautiful singing, gentle demeanour and surprisingly long pectoral fins. During whale season in the South Pacific, hundreds of these gentle giants come to these warm clear waters to brith and nurse their young. Following strict codes of conduct we will be allowed to, in small groups, enter the water and observe these majestic giants.
There are numerous spectacular low-tide hikes around the island, where coral reef snorkelling and hiking can be combined to have a truly adventurous day of exploration. Niue is also known for several underground caves harbouring beautiful fresh water pools which we will explore on our days off from diving training.
Niue is surrounded by wild oceans and all our diving days will be seen as 'ocean safaris'... we can expect to find pelagic fish, various kinds of dolphins as well as sea snakes and sharks for more exciting days.
With an average water temperature of approximately 80°F (27 °C), you will be able to spend plenty of time in and underwater.