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Patchara Carlson • 2 years ago

Thank you to all the crews on the Nai'a. I felt very safe diving with the best crews. We had a great time.
Fiji is truly the "Soft coral capital of the world". Amazing colors and fish life! See you all again in a few years.

Steve Arnam • 2 years ago

What a great and memorable trip Glad to have been at the rescue.

Pam Hinojosa • 2 years ago

Thank you, and God Bless You and that precious whale.

Samuel Douglas • 2 years ago

I'm in tears.

Cate Rolland • 2 years ago

What an amazing 9 days, it was truly beyond any of our wildest expectations!! So many beautiful encounters and the icing on the cake, a successful whale rescue! Many many thanks to Chad, Vanessa, and the rest of the hard working Nai’a crew, everyone was so awesome!! We will definitely be back!

aquaursa • 2 years ago

Having been with the Nai'a on a Tonga voyage, I'm well aware of their devotion to these great mammals. This is an amazing example of their commitment and courage. Congratulations and thank you to all.

Dawn D Rogers • 2 years ago

What a wonderful story. So sad that it had happened, but so grateful for your successful efforts.

Mike Goodyer • 2 years ago

Venessa, that is an excellent and detailed account of how to successfully effect a whale rescue under very trying conditions. I have no doubt you were at the forefront and led the rescue effort. Well done! From your first hand account there are some valuable lessons and do’s and dont’s. Worthy of publication in a journal I think. Great effort and well done to you and Chad and Big Mo and the team. I’m book for Tonga for next July. See you then!

northierthanthou.com • 3 years ago

Gorgeous pics!

Maryann Farmar • 3 years ago

Words can not even express the magic of this trip. The crew was amazing. I wanted to take them all home with me and play guitars all night. And yes I would find some Kava! Thank you all so much for this experience.

Panot Laohabhan • 3 years ago

It was one of the most amazing time in my life, thank you Vanessa, Chad, Big - Mo, Suli and all other lovely crews for your hospitality. And please come and look for another whale pictures in my page :


Miss you all, especially "Idol the whale'


Sarah • 3 years ago

So excited to hear how great things are going in Tonga! Miss me some whale watching and my Nai'a family! <3 big love and lolomas to all!

Pete Mesley • 3 years ago

This is one Top Notch operation. I will look forward to many more trips in the future exploring and discovering some amazing sites.

Alexxis • 3 years ago

A huge congratulations to our wonderful Cruise Directors!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!