Secret Spot: Blue whales, Sperm whales, Dolphins and untouched reef

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7 Days 7 Nights
Trip Dates : November 2020
Spot X, Timor Leste
Group Size : 8
Trip Details

We have created a daily schedule which maximises everything the island and ocean have to offer. We start early and finish late, and in between, offer many different activities.

We have been looking for a location which will allow us to swim with Blue whales with as little boat traffic as possible. 

Our secter spot is located along the Cetacean superhighway. This area is home to pods of Sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, Cuviers beaked whales and during the months of October to December – over 90 Blue whales. 

The area is also frequented by whale sharks and the illusive Dugong.

There is no whale swim industry in the area and we are now helping them develop safe and sustainable guidelines for interactions. 

As always, we place huge emphasis on respect for the animals so swimming will only be done with whales which do not display any discomfort from our presence. 

Trip Location

Spot x – Timor Leste

Trip Dates



Price Includes

  • Minibus and driver
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • 3 Meals per day
  • 6 days on the water - Whale Swim / Freediving
  • Daily Freediving / Snorkelling

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Airfares
  • Alcohol / Soft Drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Dinner on the last night

Required for the trip

  • Wind Stopper jacket / Rain Coat
  • Sunscreen
  • Long Sleeve shirt - for the sun
  • Any personal medication
  • Snorkelling / freediving gear (Weights are provided)
  • Balaclava / head protection
What to Expect
  • Small Groups- 8 freedivers in the group
  • At least 5 different species (there are over 26 species of Cetaceans plus other marine animals)
  • Pristine beaches and reef
  • Only one boat around!
  • Cultural activities - depending on the weather, we will drive to a nearby indigenous community
  • Daily Whale swim - Licensed boat and guide. Photographer in the water with the group.

Day 1Arrive in Dili - Dugong search and drive to Spot X

We will pick you up from the airport and drive to one of the bays where we hope to find a Dugong.
After the dive, we will grab something to eat and drive to Spot X.
We will check into our hotel, have dinner and a briefing.

Day 2-6full days on the water

We will head to the boat after 6 and lift anchor around at 06:30.
We will spend around 7 hours out looking for whales and other interesting things.
Lunch on the boat or one a secluded beach.
In the afternoon, we will either explore the area or go for a snorkelling session.
Dinner in the hotel

Day 7Last day on the boat

After a day on the boat, we will drive back to Dili and check into our hotel.

Day 8Saying goodbye

depending on your flight schedule – you will be taken to the airport 🙂



We wish to keep it low key in order to minimise impact on the animals and to allow time for the development of safe and sustainable environment  for whale interaction.

Thank you very much.

Getting to Timor Leste


Via Australia:

Virgin Australia operates direct flights from Darwin to Dili. Flights are operated by Air North (

Via Bali:

Flights operate daily between Bali and Dili.

Via Singapore:

Air Timor operates direct flights between Dili and Singapore twice a week. This is a very convenient option which lands in Dili early in the morning.

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