Benefit from our expertise while swimming with whale sharks

Research trips

With Stella Diamant

Per day or week

We are now offering our own bespoke trips, where we will provide unique expertise and insights into our daily work. Join us for a week of dedicated research trips with project founder Stella Diamant, learn more about whale shark science and conservation, while staying in a beautiful villa and contributing to the project.

Limited places and small groups only.

Contact us for more information !

Organised trips

With Aqua-Firma


Like every year, we run private week-long trip with travel company Aqua-Firma, who has been supporting us since the project started. These are group trips based on Sakatia Island and offer a variety of ocean and land based activities, with Stella from the MWSP and Ralph Pannel from Aqua-Firma.

Freediving X Science

With Freedive Nosy Be


This trip is for nature lovers who wish to improve their freediving skills (depth and exploration) while diving into the the daily life of a scientific program dedicated to whale sharks.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in data collection, and your participation in this trip will support our work directly. You will also be able to undertake SSI freediving certifications. Space is limited to 8 people per session.



  • Be comfortable snorkelling and able to swim 200 meters with fins
  • Ability to spend several hours on a boat in the open ocean
  • 18 years old minimum
  • Have a freediving insurance (DAN, Lafont…)
  • The desire to learn more about freediving and progress
  • Interest in scientific research and whale shark conservation

What we offer:

  • 6 days at sea
  • Presentations and scientific expertise
  • Safety and training for freediving
  • Depending on the option chosen: 7 nights accommodation and breakfast in private room
  • Airport transfers
  • Refreshments and snacks on board
  • Entrance fees to Tanikely Marine Reserve
  • Freediving equipment if required


Contact us for more information and prices!