A high-pressure system was bringing us again nice weather conditions today. Ty and Mark were in the RHIB. Early on in the day, Mark spotted a turtle swimming at my right side. It came pretty close to me about 2 meters and started to circle me, looking straight at me. A school of about 20 fish was following it and moving up and down the water column. It looked like they were the same type of fish I had seen yesterday in those plastic containers but much bigger, they had black and white vertical stripes.
After doing almost a full circle around me, the turtle and its follower’s dove and disappeared in the dark blue. We saw them a couple of hours later but they did not stay long this time.
Toward the end of the day, Ty and Mark spotted a few dolphins not far from us, I tried to swim in their direction but all I could see was their shapes under water and they disappeared very fast.