During her spearfishing or diving session, Poema would hear them, these majestic creatures who sing underwater and who can actually be heard also outside the water, from the boat; their sound is that powerful! She always wondered what would they be saying through their song. Last year she learned about them a lot and could observe and swim with them during whale watching tours with Moorea Blue Water and owner Pater Alexandre along with her friend Kelsey. Patea is an old friend and one the most experienced captain/guide/photographer/videographer on Moorea, he taught to approach the whale in a respectful way for both parties, whale and human.
Whales can display different types of behavior categorized as either singer, sleepers, mother&calf, mother&calf’s & escort, or group of juveniles, heat runners. Our mermaid encountered many situations in which whales clearly decided to stay or leave because of their capacity to disappear in an unnoticed move when they don’t feel like staying.
« I had magic moments with whales and dolphins, or whale, pilot whales and oceanic white tip sharks! Multi spices encounters are truly magic. Calf can also be very playful and curious and they often come really close and I feel like they have less distance notion than older ones. At a certain point we have to swim backwards cause it comes too close and sometimes calves make a sound which means it is in a stressful situation and the mom comes right away and take it.
White wings (its flippers had most white) was a very playful whale, it came right on our face, going around different groups of swimmers and around boats as well, that was very special ! It was my first encounter with a playful whale.
Being in a heat run was also crazy, surrounded by 6-8 whales, bending their body and blowing bubbles to impress the female, intense and magic »