The 2017 Humpback Whale season has started off with a bang! Our lucky divers were in for the shock of their lives, when this amazing giant swam straight past them during a dive on the SS Yongala Wreck! Simply breath taking and for many a once in a lifetime opportunity!
The Humpback Whale season in Townsville is generally between July – September each year. The whales are migrating north up the east coast of Australia, all the way from the Antarctic, after a summer of feeding on Krill. Their 10,000 kilometre journey takes them as far north as Cape Tribulation (north of Port Douglas). Then, they simply turn around and return their way down south. Why the long trip? Well, this is their time for mating and for pregnant females to give birth to their calves, in the warm protected waters if the Australian coast, and of course – The Great Barrier Reef!
Our guests are lucky enough to spot them most days we travel to the Great Barrier Reef and SS Yongala Wreck from the boat. These charismatic whales enjoy putting on a show for us, with pectoral fin waves, tail slapping and even full breaching! Its all just an added bonus when you come out on a trip with Adrenalin!
Many thanks to Jacob Carmen Quinlan for sharing these awesome photos with us! They are astounding!
Photos by Jacob Carmen Quinlan