Tonga Whale Swim Adventures

International Dive Trips


2024 Underwater Tours and Workshops


Tonga Whale Swim Adventure

Land Based Adventure September 2 - 11, 2024.  Includes 14 nights accommodation with breakfast, and 11 days of Private boat charter.

Subject to fuel and supplies surcharge.

$8,675 per person

2024 Underwater Tours and Workshops

Doug Hoffman Maui - underwater photo

Two weeks at VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji Aug 26th-Sept 2nd, 2024

Includes: Accomodations, all Meals,  28 boat dives in the Bligh Water

unlimited shore dives, airport transfers, Wifi

$2,995 double occupancy
$750 for single
Nitrox for $125

2024  Underwater Tours and Workshops

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Swim with Whales in Tonga

September 2 - 11, 2024
Maximum of six people.    Price is $5,350 per person. (dbl occupancy)  

This trip includes 9 nights in local guest house and 7 days of private boat charter in Tonga. This is a an incredible opportunity to swim Humpback Whales. Limited to 6 people. Space for two is still available.

Sept 2-16, 2025  Dream Trip. Swimming with whales in Tonga and Scuba diving in the Bligh Water of Fiji, with VoliVoli Beach Resort

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Dream Trip 2025 One week in Tonga to wwim with Whales and another week to scuba dive in the Vatu I Ra Passage in Fiji

September 2 - 16, 2025 
Maximum of six guests plus host.    Price is $7,725 per person. (dbl occupancy).  Does not include flights.

This trip includes 7 nights in local guest house with 5 days of private boat charter in Tonga, and 7 nights with 5 days of boat diving with Volivoli Beach Resort in Fiji. This is a an incredible opportunity to swim with Humpback Whales and scuba dive world class reefs, walls, pinnacles, and swim throughs.   

Philipines Trip with Douglas Hoffman Maui Photographer (1)

Anilao Philippines 2024

Anilao, Philippines is one of the most famous destinations in the world for Critter or Muck diving. Rare creatures like the Warty Frog Fish, Rhinopious, Wonderpus, Star Gazer, Blue Ring Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp, Flamboyant Cuttle Fish, are commonly found in these waters. Join me there, July 13-23, 2024 for a 10 night adventure that includes deluxe accommodations, meals, Wifi, round trip airport transportation and 26 dives.

July 13-23, 2024


Philipines 2025

10-Day Adventure in Dauin Philippines

Package includes round trip airport transportation in Dumaguete, 11 nights accommodation, all meals, 9 days of diving with 3 dives per day and 2 night dives for a total of 29 dives. 

July 17-28, 2025
Azure Dive Resort

$2,970 per person

A message from Doug,

I started leading groups to International dive destinations in 1994, and in 2005, focused on whale trips to Tonga, and dive trips to Fiji. Along came the pandemic, and all travel stopped. With countries re-opening their borders,  I am once again planning international dive trips and photography workshops. Destinations include Fiji, Philippines, Tonga, and the Solomons. 

I love to dive and travel, and the only thing better is to share the experience with like minded people. On some of the trips I offer a photography workshop, so be sure to check the details of each trip.  If you have an interest in one of these adventures please send me an email. If you might know someone that might be interested please forward these details to them. I appreciate it.   

Aloha and Mahalo,

Douglas Hoffman 

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Testimonials From Previous Clients

Having taken a variety of photography tours/classes, Douglas distinguished himself right away. Through conversation and a few questions, he learned that we knew enough to take our lens caps off before we shot. So instead of a canned lesson plan, we got exactly what we wanted. Which was a focus on the artistic side of photography.


San Jose, CA

What a great experience. Not only did I learn a lot about how to take great pictures Doug also took me to places I wouldn’t have seen. Can’t wait to put my new skills to good use.


I knew that my trip to Maui was going to epic but what I did not know was that my time spent with Douglas would turn this total newbie into an artist in just one day. Douglas was able to transform my abilities and skill level with a camera from just your average snapshooter into an actual photographer in just one workshop.

Shawn W

Doug’s techniques are so personalized to the lighting scenario. He stimulated my mind to re-think how I approach photography which I will put into practice!

Michelle R