Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:24
There is something very special about swimming with wild dolphins. My first one was just outside St Ives harbour. we often had dolphins bow riding the dive boat, but one day, when a 12 year old was learning to dive, she had finished doing the "hover", and the instructor gave the sign to turn around. As she turned around, she came face to face with a dolphin looking at her, with the sort of expression that says, "what are you doing?"
A very special moment for a new diver to tell her friends about at school after the weekend.
The cornish pod move around Lands end, from St Ives, to Sennen, and around Lands end to Mounts Bay. Exhilarating but tiring to snorkel with.
Kat the Dugong is very special too. He creeps up on divers, and uses the shot line to floss his teeth with. He only does it with the dive boat line, not interested in other boats. and then theres Phoenix the manta, who hangs around until you've got the perfect shot...