Every so often a holiday has a memory so incredible that you just know that this is why you went. Niue is actually famous for humpback whales coming very close to shore due to the enormous 2km fall in the ocean floor not far from the coast…but when the whales aren’t there…well the spinner dolphins are there all year round! Hooray!
The dolphins aren’t so keen on being close to people (let’s be honest, we’re not very interesting and have a track record for making things go extinct), so how do you create an experience for tourists that doesn’t harm or exploit the wildlife? The answer, first spot the dolphins, then jump off the boat with your snorkel on, hold on tight and let the boat zoom along with the dolphins playing just ahead of you. Awesome!
And the best bit? Well, with water visibility of over 50m around Niue, you can see them coming and going for a good distance in a beautiful deep blue ocean, it was like being in a live edition of a David Attenborough show. Wow!
Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive (B.A.N.D.) were fantastic from start to finish to do such a tour with, and I would like to thank them for this photograph, because I was in the water seeing such views first hand. If you go to Niue, you really need to do this with them (or maybe even swim with whales if you are there in June/July time)! They’re brilliant!
What better way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas than with such a view! Have a fabulous festive season!