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Swim With Whales on the Silver Bank

Conscious Breath Adventures leads life changing cruises for our guests to see and swim with humpback whales on the Silver Bank, part of the Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic. This secret corner of the ocean is the largest breeding ground for the North Atlantic humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and some 3,000 – 5,000 gather here every winter. 

Swimming with whales on the Silver Bank is an adventure for all ages and skill levels. SCUBA diving is not required so all you need is a sense of adventure and to be comfortable in the water. The trip is a journey into a world of whales experienced by just a few hundred lucky travelers every year. 

Using careful, respectful approach techniques refined over nearly twenty years, we take you to meet the whales in the water. You will look a humpback whale in the eye. You may see a baby whale nursing. Or witness whales engaged in a spellbinding courtship dance. Or be immersed in the bone-shaking song of a male humpback whale. Meeting the whales in their home on their terms is the ultimate wildlife experience. We can take you there!

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The 2019 Climate Strike: Inspired & Energized
Inspired and Energized by Cloe Waterfield   Yesterday was the largest display of action on climate change that we have ever seen. There is ...
What Do Humpback Whales Eat? Part 4: Herring
How Do You Like Your Herring? by Cloe Waterfield Finally, in our series on What Do Humpback Whales Eat, a fish we all know ...
What Do Humpback Whales Eat? Part 3: Menhaden
Men…what?! Menhaden by Cloe Waterfield How can so many of us be completely oblivious to a fish described as the greatest fish in the ...
What Do Humpback Whales Eat? Part 2: Sand Lance
The Secretive Sand Lance by Cloe Waterfield In this second installment of our series on the diet of humpback whales, we introduce you to ...
A Quick Look at What a Week With the Whales is Like
Enjoy a few highlights, without getting wet!   Photos and video give us a great way to capture and study the animal behaviors we ...
Humpback Dads
Happy Father’s Day from the Silver Bank! by Cloe Waterfield In honor of Fathers Day we present eight key characteristics to know about male ...
What Do Humpback Whales Eat? Part 1: Capelin
What Do Humpback Whales Eat? by Cloe Waterfield Have you ever wondered how humpback whales develop and maintain those 40-ton physiques? Please join us ...
When Mom is Curious, Too
When Mom is Curious, Too At the start of every cruise, before our very first excursion out in our whaleboats to see and swim ...
The Song of the Humpback Whale
A Song from the Silver Bank by Cloe Waterfield, May 22, 2019 One of the most incredible experiences we have on the Silver Bank ...
A Bubble Trail Dream
Humpback Whale Behaviors: The Bubble Trail Sometimes observing one of the simplest of humpback whale behaviors can have the greatest impact. This is an ...

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The markings on the underside of the fluke is unique to every humpback whale and can be used for identification, much like a fingerprint; ...
The ventral pleats aren’t just loose folds of skin, they have muscle! After taking a huge gulp of water and prey the whale squeezes ...
The ventral pleats of a humpback whale work just like the pouch on a pelican’s beak, allowing the mouth and gullet to expand hugely ...
In our previous post I shared a photo of a female humpback we call “Mama Chunk” because of the distinctive chunk missing from the ...
Most whale-lovers know that individual humpbacks can be identified by the unique markings on the underside of their flukes. But they can sometimes be ...
Would you like to see this for yourself? Join a cruise to the Silver Bank in January- April 2020. Spend a week in the ...
There is a humpback whale visible in this photo; can you find it? The area our guests visit is called the Silver Bank because ...
After the big picture view of our mothership in our previous post, here is a look at what she has inside. Can you see ...
Looking forward to getting aboard our mothership for ten cruises, one week each, with the humpback whales on the Silver Bank. She’s one tough ...
A “logging” mother humpback whale and her calf. Logging is when a whale rests motionless at the surface,floating like a log. It often happens ...
Whales are just amazing creatures, aren’t they? Seeing them is always a treat. But being able to be in the water with them is ...
Who is looking at whom in this case? It’s impossible to not be fascinated by the whales, sometimes the feeling is mutual. Would you ...

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