Frequent question: Where can you dive with orcas?

Do orcas hurt humans?

Killer whales (or orcas) are large, powerful apex predators. In the wild, there have been no fatal recorded attacks on humans. In captivity, there have been several non-fatal and fatal attacks on humans since the 1970s.

What to do if a killer whale approaches you?

If you do come across orca, many laws stipulate that you must keep outside of an exclusion zone (for example, in US waters you are not allowed to approach closer than 200 metres). This also applies for if you are swimming in the water and where able to do so, you must get out.

How much does it cost to swim with orcas?

How much does it cost to go snorkelling with orcas? Most liveaboard trips in Norway to swim with orcas cost between $5,195-$6,427 (USD). Because of the cost, I assumed this would be a dream realized in a very distant future.

Why do orcas have white spots?

Killer whales (orcas) have a very distinctive pattern of black and white, which serves as a form of camouflage from their prey.

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