We must be the most spoiled people ever walked on the planet. It´s not very often we go diving with tanks now a days but when we do, its most of the times spectacular. Its like we raise the “spectacular-bar” of how a dive should be every time we visit the “big blue”.
Yesterday we overheard a conversation here in a local dives-shop about a family of Pacific Bottlenose dolphins that lived outside the eastern pass here in Rangirora. What we heard was very convincing and we decided it was time to see these amazing creatures from below the surface instead of from our normal view- from the boat.
Because of the aggressive currents over here we decided to go out with one of the local dive masters instead of on our own. To be 100% honest- I don’t think it would be even possible to get our small dinghy out trough the pass and do this dive in a safe way without a great deal of local knowledge.
Just minutes after we broke the surface the dolphins came and started to swim around us! One of them- I guess the male was HUUGE! He reminded me more of a small pilot whale rather than a dolphin but apparently this breed is known for getting very very big. The small family of dolphins also had 4 babies swimming with them. A funny detail about the young ones was that one of them were adopted and of a different breed, a much smaller type of dolphin!
After this dive we can now tick of another row on our “diving-bucket-list”. We do have a few more to tick of before we can stop diving for good!
Diving with hammerheads Diving with 100’s of sharks Diving with dolphins Diving with sea lions
- See Katrin line-dancing with 3 great whites
- Diving with Mantas
- Diving with Whales
Night dive on a serious shipwreck
- A serious cave-dive
- Free-dive to 40 meters
//Daniel & Anna