1/5/2007 - Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
A Christmas Surprise


Christmas Eve we head off on a two tank dive trip, weather is gorgeaus.

After a great first dive with turtles, white tip reef sharks and lots of fish we surface. When we get back on the boat, Paul says "Wait till you see this".

Abbout 100m off the boat I suddenly realise why he is smiling so much as a female Humpback Whale surfaces with her calf.

For the Humpback Whales, most of them have left the area of Vava'u now. The mother was very relaxed and we managed to get a good look at her and her calf.

What a surface interval that you do not expect.