We were joined on the boat today by 2 whale researchers. This added to our experience as they shared their expertise. Our day started with a great encounter with 2 bottlenose dolphins. They seemed curious and playful, so we slipped into the water and had a 15 minute swim around with them. What a great experience. We've been on dives before with dolphins, but not this up close and personal.
Today brought more whales... 19 to be exact. We saw more mothers and calves, mature males and females, and an intense chase scenario with a female and 3 males. It is breeding time for the whales around Turks & Caicos, so there is a lot of testosterone in the water. The males are showing off for the females...singing, breaching and fighting... kinda like a night at the pub.
We tried getting into the water with a few, but none of them wanted to hang around.They are just taunting us. Don't get me wrong, it's fantastic to see these amazing creatures above or below, but we still haven't had the close range encounter I am hoping for. Maybe tomorrow.
My Name is Edward Spera.