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Turtle at Benures Bay #50472
04/14/2015 05:30 PM
04/14/2015 05:30 PM
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Nova Scotia, Can
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This is a video I made today. It is of a beautiful turtle that let us swim with him. I say let because once he decided, it took just a few seconds to ditch us. I was actually surprised how fast they can swim. Benures Bay had wonderful snorkeling again this year. Along with all of the nice corals and smaller fish we also saw a ray and three small sharks. I cannot tell you what kind of sharks as they were quite a distance below me and as soon as I saw them I swam off. I am all bravado when it comes to little fish and turtles but sharks of any size scare me. YouTube video Swimming with Turtle


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Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: Prospector] #50473
04/14/2015 05:33 PM
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Great footage and what a great experience!

Thanks for sharing.

Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: Annoddddd] #50474
04/14/2015 05:38 PM
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What a great experience!!

Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: Prospector] #50475
04/14/2015 07:22 PM
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A hawkesbill turtle...we have had them approach us and lead us around the reef's at many place's in the BVI. I have a lot of photo's, but no video's...thank you so much for posting this...can't wait to see them again...

Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: charlie] #50476
04/15/2015 09:21 AM
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Hawksbills seem kind if finicky.
We've had them come over and swim with us, within 2-3 feet of us, and other times they will just swim away. They are incredibly fast when they decide to get out of dodge.

Last summer we were in Christmas Cove and swam with a Hawksbill for a long time. Maybe 30 minutes or more. Got lots of pictures and video with the GoPro.

Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: Twanger] #50477
04/15/2015 12:21 PM
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nice video! Those guys are fun to see!



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Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: perky] #50478
04/15/2015 05:27 PM
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Perhaps at Kelly's Cove near NE point of the Bight at Norman. Seems like a friendly Hawksbill is always swimming in the area, either at the dive site or back toward the moorings (which by the way, is excellent snorkeling). Oh, never mind, just noticed you said at Benures Bay on Norman.


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Re: Turtle at Benures Bay [Re: NoelHall] #50479
04/16/2015 07:02 AM
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Nova Scotia, Can
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We didn't see the turtle that hangs around Kelly Cove/Water Point this time but we did see some really nice corals and fish. The most memorable part of the snorkel for me were the deep crevices that you could swim through. Very neat! [Linked Image]
This picture is of my friend Jenny and a huge coral.
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A closeup of another beautiful coral we saw at Water Point.[Linked Image]


Kim

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