Swimming with Humpbacks

Where:Sunreef Dive Centre - Shop 11 & 12 - 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
Cost: $149
Skill level: Medium
Maximum event size:1-20 people
  • 14 Jul, 11:30AM - 4:00PM / 15 Jul, 11:30AM - 4:00PM
Landscape image of whales

About the event:

Have you ever felt like whale watching up-close and personal 'in the water' with these majestic giants of the deep? Here is your chance to take a loan camera out with the assistance of Canon Collective and Sunreef to swim with and photograph giant Humpback Whales in their natural environment as they progress north to warmer waters during the annual migration.

Starting at the Sunreef Dive Centre at the Mooloolaba Wharf you'll be in for early registration at 11:30am and greeted by the Canon Collective representative and issued a loan camera for the day's activity. After briefing from Sunreef you'll be broken into two groups of 10, rotating in and out of the water over the 4 hour event. You'll be accompanied by a Sunreef staff member for safety for both the participants and the Whales.

You can hire wetsuits, fins and masks from the shop, so all you really need is a memory card to pop in your loan camera. We suggest a high speed SD card for this activity because when the Whales are close you'll be sure to shoot a heap of frames.

There aren't many places that allow this activity in the world and thanks to the team at Sunreef we are able to offer our guests this experience with a camera, like no other.

NOTE: The encounters are on the Whale's terms, sometimes they hang around and get very close, other times they dive and disappear. The important thing is Sunreef will get us as close as possible whilst respecting the natural environment and local laws. Whale sightings are not guaranteed.
Booking will take you through to Sunreef.

The little details:

Techniques covered:

Underwater Photography.

Recommended equipment:

Nil if you're borrowing one of our cameras, but you're encouraged to bring your own if you have your own camera and housing and want to just learn how to do more.

Event location:

Free parking onsite at the shop. Meet at Sunreef Dive Centre.

Important Information

A general fitness level is required. We recommend closed toe shoes for walking. As this event takes place outdoors, please be mindful of your surroundings.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial, #canoncollective, #visitsunshinecoast

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