when you look into a whales eye as it swims close by you instantly feel the trip has been worthwhile, it gives you a feeling of how amazing these creatures are, this is even without other interactions with them, diving in local caves, swim throughs and experiencing 40m visibility, these other things merely then become a bonus
Going on a freediving trip to Tonga with Apnea Australia is by far the best holiday I’ve had. It had a great mix of fun and training/learining for all levels of freediving experience. Erez and Ally were flexible with day to day activies and we had heaps of options…..but most of all we got up close and personal with the humpback whales – a once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend this trip to any ocean enthusiasts!
Erez and Ally have been working in the water for over 17 years. From a background of running a whale watching business on the Gold coast they were swept away by those incredible creatures. They have decided to search the world for the closest, most intimate whale experience and found Tonga!
“When I came out of the water after my first whale swim, I told Erez this is what I want to do for the rest of my life”.
Erez has been a professional Freediver and instructor for the past 18 years. With over 2000 students world wide he is one of the most experienced instructors in the world. Erez has held the world record in the CNF (Constant weights no fins) in 2001 and has held multiple national records.
Erez is a certified whale guide.
Erez is a hydrotherapist by profession and has worked in rehabilitation for many years. He is also an avid photographer.
Ally has been exploring the world for many years. She is a Documentary photographer and film maker and is currently working on a project that takes her to the most remote tribes in the world.
Ally is a Scuba instructor and a FreeDiver.