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WHALES SEASON

The whales arrived, get your masks and snorkels

A few years ago that humpback whales in large numbers like the waters of French Polynesia. They made us visit Rurutu already for many years, but now they come to the Society Islands to the delight of everyone. We are in the middle of August and here arrived in the islands Sous-Le-Vent.

Alone or in small groups, fleeing extreme cold of Antarctica, they arrive in this time after traveling thousands of kilometers. A migration that has this strange that in the animal kingdom, it is the only on small groups of individuals or isolated individuals. All other migratory species move indeed in large groups.

Visible from the ground as the sea, as they attract curious fans. For those who take the sea, the goal is then to meet them, of course respecting the safety instructions for an experience that is not forgotten in life and be able to tell …

I had the chance to participate in one of these mornings meeting, where a mother with her calf lent itself to a surprisingly good game with us, between Tahiti and Moorea. This is indeed a real game of hide and seek which is held in front of my eyes between her and the few boats present. The cetacean fun visibly disappearing into the depths of the ocean to reappear a few miles away before disappearing again …

Only the most intuitive curious, those who took the right direction, while having the chance to get in the water for a moment to do some strokes in their company. For this too, by following the advice of an experienced accompanist, I had the chance to experience the …

Lilliputian next to Moby Dick the whale … Search … The guess under my fins seeing the background change color … Do not panic … let’s do it … Do not run away either before his enterprising calf coming towards me, muzzle Go ahead … in the boat … Guessing the direction it has decided to have fun for us … to ask her or escort boats, which are most curious … until by its final disappearance into the abyss, it means we “just” …

Whale season starts a few months when the Polynesian cruise passengers will have a good chance to live an unforgettable experience …

So get your boats!