Sunday, August 24, 2008

Whale Shark off the North Side!

The dive boat was on the way to our first dive yesterday on the North Side and we spotted the tell tale signs of a whale shark: birds circling and a boil of jumping fish. We headed out to deeper water towards it and strapped on fins and snorkels. Luis, our Captain (one of the best on the island), spotted it and we all jumped in. It was at least 7 metres (21 feet) long. Swam with the whale shark three different times, each time hopping in and then jumping back onto the boat to chase after. Great rush. Third time we actually had to move out of the way because it was heading directly at us. All the divers we had out there are going to remember this for a while. Check out the video.

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