Watching the subject of your film dive majestically into the deep blue can be a beautiful sight...until you realize they are gone. Humpback Whales have the capacity to dive to depths of around 600 feet. Even though the Au'au channel's average depth is closer to 350 feet, we find that our whales are still able to out dive even the strongest free diver on our team.
That is why we were so excited to bring out Will Trubridge and Sachiko Fukumoto as photo assistants for the day! These two are exceptional free divers. Will Trubridge holds multiple free diving records and can reach depths of 400 feet. Not only were they able to assist with capturing deeper footage, but they also shared some of their free diving knowledge.