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Encounter the Humpback Whales of the Silver Bank

by Conscious Breath Adventures, Winner of the 2012 Planet Whale Responsible Whale Operator Award!


The star of this video is a male humpback whale, an escort accompanying a female and her calf, who was curious about the swimmers and exhibited some very interesting behaviors. When he wanted to take a breath, without moving a muscle he would rise straight up from below, popping to the surface right in front of us, take a breath and then sink straight back down again.

A voyage with Conscious Breath Adventures takes you to experience one of the premier congregations of humpback whales found anywhere, in the Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic. With thousands of whales gathering here every winter to mate and calve, you will see a dazzling display of behaviors from the deck of our tenders and eye to eye as you slip quietly into the sea to interact with these graceful giants in their ocean home.

Swimming with humpback whales in their natural environment, on their terms, during a Soft-In-Water Encounter, is an ultimate wild animal interaction and spending a week in this exceptional sanctuary is a journey unlike any other. Visitors arriving on the Silver Bank quickly realize they are in one of the truly special wild places on earth, a feeling that only deepens as the days pass. The humpback whale behaviors you witness from above and the face to face experiences you have with them will leave you feeling joy, awe, humility, gratitude, and respect.

More than just a meeting of minds, the Conscious Breath Adventures experience aims to deepen your understanding of whales and their blue home. Our fun, informative educational presentations and accessibility of friendly, expert staff make this a trip that provides lasting gifts. You will leave with new friends above and below the water and a deeper knowledge of humpback whales, the issues they face, the scientific efforts to understand them and the ongoing fight to protect them.

Encounter the Humpback Whales of the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic - Dive Discovery

The whales will make you laugh and they may make you cry, but they will always touch your spirit. A journey to the Silver Bank is an adventure that will awaken your consciousness and inspire your soul.

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Photos courtesy of Conscious Breath Adventures