This trip was unique because we were lucky enough to see two humpback whales! As we were approaching the Cabo Pearce dive site, we saw whale spouts near the drop site. My group of divers that day were highly experienced and requested we seek out the whales, knowing that this could mean we sacrifice a dive in protected waters and therefore, a higher probability of missing out on the plentiful sea life at Cabo Pearce.
We dropped into the pristine blue waters and assessed the current. Noting that conditions were safe and everyone still wanted to look for whales, we made our way beyond the normal dive site. We did see playful mantas and large Galapagos sharks on our short journey, after 30 minutes we turned back toward the other groups, content enough to have seen the mantas and sharks. At the moment we turned around we looked to our left and there they were; we were face to face with two humpback whales. They swam up from behind us and remained at our pace for a few fleeting moments that will stay with each of us forever.
- Divemaster Pato onboard the Nautilus Belle Amie