Colin Baker, Canon Collective Ambassador

Swimming with Humpbacks in Tonga [Price is for 9 days, twin share]

Where:Vava'u Tonga
Cost tour Ref: WUW19G AUD $5650 (8 Nights/9 days) Twin share
Cost tour Ref: WUW19H AUD $7580(11 Nights/12 days) Twin share
Capacity:1-12 people per tour
25 Sep 2019 - 3 Oct 2019 8 nights /9 days SOLD OUT
4 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 11 nights /12 days

How to book:
Contact Jackie Low (Licensed Travel Agent) to secure your booking with a deposit of AUD$1500.
Jackie can also assist with booking the recommended flights to and from Vava’u, additional accommodation and travel insurance.

T | 0415 932 273 (Australia) or +61 415 932 273 (International)

Black and white image of a Humpback Whale

About the event:


“To look into the eye of a whale and have them look back is like no other wildlife experience on the planet.” - Darren Jew   

This is the marine photography adventure of a lifetime!

Not only will you experience some of the best whale encounters imaginable, you’ll receive expert tuition allowing you to take your photography to the next level of technique and creativity.

Your choice of either an 8 night or 11 night tour gives you quality time in the water, up close and personal with the magnificent humpback whales, in the clear, warm waters of their Winter breeding grounds.

This is your chance to shoot alongside Canon Master, Darren Jew and gain personal insights into the creative processes that goes into capturing his award-winning images.

In addition to on-water time, a mix of structured workshop sessions and supervised lab time will be led by Darren and the Canon Collective during the experience to ensure you make the most of the images you capture.

Another huge advantage to this trip is the Collective will also be supplying all the professional grade, underwater camera equipment as required for the duration of the trip. Equipment hire of gear, at this level, for this period of time would be worth approx $4,000 per person if you were to hire it yourself, this is all included in the package. Along with Darren, Jasmine and the Canon Collective, on-hand to assist you in getting the most out of the gear you've got and not only capture but assist you in post-processing your images to create an amazing portfolio of work from your Tongan adventure.

Download the detailed itinerary here.

Equipment provided:

Aquatech Underwater Housing and lens ports to suit the following;
•    Body: EOS 5D Mark IV, 5Ds, 5DSR or 6D Mark II
•    Lens: EF 8-15mm Fisheye, EF 24mm Prime or EF 16-35mm
•    There will also be some of the Canon G series cameras (PowerShot G1 X Mark III in underwater housing) as a backup incase you find the Aquatech too large or difficult to handle.

NOTE: When booking, this is also a good time to discuss flight options from your departure location to ensure you arrive in Tonga on time and in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Pack your board shorts, see you in Tonga! #yewwwwwwww

The little details:

Techniques covered:

Camera: Underwater, Landscape, Wildlife | Classroom: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for all levels

Recommended equipment:

While Canon Collective will provide all your underwater needs you may choose to still bring your own camera for trips to town and adhoc street photography around the town. There is a suggestion from our Collective Ambassador Colin to bring two sets of thongs.

Event location:

Vava'u Airport, Tonga. Transfers to and from Vava'u airport to the village and back again are included.

Important Information

Download detailed itinerary for more information.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging #canoncollective #wuwtonga19 #aquatech #canonaustralia

Vava'u Airport, Tonga


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