What is the coolest thing you have seen diving?

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asked Jul 10, 2017 in Scuba Diving by cquade7 (3,269 points)
What is the coolest thing you have seen while on a dive?

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answered Jul 10, 2017 by steviep (45 points)
I have been lucky enough to be in the water with Humpback whales, sharks of different sorts and many other beautiful and amazing creatures but my favorite would have to be the bottlenose dolphins I have gotten to know over many years.  Where I teach - University of the Virgin Islands I have been so lucky to get to know a female dolphin over the last 17 years. It is always her choice to come see me - unlike many of the other great encounters - and her choice to interact.  She has brought her babies along at different times for an introduction even. Once her and her baby came when I have my 7 year old daughter there and we all swam and dove for over 90 minutes. So yes since it was her choice and there have been many times witrgh wonderful connections and interactions it would have to be with thsi particular dolphin.
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answered Jul 11, 2017 by Jillian Myers (708 points)
Mantas, 7 of them on one dive. They were all around me. I just stayed in one place and watched them, it was a though they were dancing for me. It was beautiful
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answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)

Mantas.  Especially enveloped in ones wings as she passed me.


Turtles - where they are protected and are not afraid  

A surprise nose-to-nose with a jewfish bigger than me! Oh my!

Free-diving in a bait ball driven by tarpon - almost as big as me!
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answered Jul 10, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Reefs and marine life in Cozumel. Eagle Rays are the most beautiful and graceful animals in the sea.
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answered Jul 25, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
When I grew up in the movies they had giant clams closings and locking on peoples leg. When I dove off the coast of Australia i saw the giant clams, they were so pretty and colorful. They closed so slowly that they would never catch someone's leg. Too cool
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answered Jul 23, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
huge Goliath grouper
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answered Aug 16, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
For me it was the wreck of the USS Monitor. 230 feet deep on air! Strong current, plenty of sharks. We were all narced. Very exciting but a bit dangerous too. That was with Jacques Cousteau in 1979.
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