Using OpenRov with tour operators


OK, so I'm very new to this and you guys may get a laugh out of this but here goes...

Has anyone ever tried using their ROV while on a boat tour? Our family is going to Hawaii for spring break and we typically do one of the whale watching tours. Often times, when they find a pod, they park the boat and shut the engines off for up to half an hour.

How cool would it be to be able to throw the ROV in the water while sitting there and maybe get a glimpse of a Humpback whale! I could think of a lot of reasons why they wouldn't want me to do this, but I thought I'd ask you guys to see if anyone has asked tour operators about something like this and has advice on how to approach them?


Learn to speak any native languages just enough to say hello is a good way to break the ice.