Gustavo Verzoni from Brazil:
I was so excited for today. It is such a dream to see whales, and to see them in good viz. today we had a perfect situation, we were full of air, the viz was good and we saw a humpback moother, her calf and an escort. The calf was going up to breath it was amazing. I try to get close as you know. I am always the one that gets too close. They seemed not to be afraid. It was fantastic. such a dream! After, it was a mix of feelings. I was excited of what I saw but so sad cause I love animals. I dive to see the the animals. To think about the calf that we just saw minutes ago to be eaten. I didn’t know what to do, I wanted to go to the surface. I was just mesmerized, I didn’t even turn on my camera cause there were new thing happening every minute. Now that it is over, I am just starting to understand what we saw. I was only worried about the calf not myself. The dive started out to be just like a dream and then ended to be a nightmare.
Roberto Rezende from Brazil:
I was so excited to see whales and dolphins. I even got good video of the dolphins mating. Seeing the whales was such a calm and transcendent experience. They stopped to look at us. I heard the whales singing it was so beautiful and then all of a sudden they were gone. I thought, where did they go? soon enough, there they were again. Then I saw a 4th whale. A killer whale! I was so scared to started to swim closer to the rock to watch from afar. I was worried about me. I have not done any research about orcas and I dont know much about them and I thought they would attack us. We saw the orcas attack, then they left. next we saw sharks eating a falling fin. Soon the whales stared circling the rock and all I wanted was to get to the surface.I though that I would see 12 orcas chasing the humpbacks. I was not excited, I was not happy, just scared.
DM-Janice what an amazing day!!
now later all I can think of was the look in the mothers eye as she was franticly circling the rock looking for her baby.