Hi all, so on the first Saturday in Mauritius a bunch of us went on a whale and dolphin safari. We all went out to sea in a speed boat and managed to swim with wild dolphins. Well, when I say swim 'with' dolphins, we kind of saw them under the water as they were swimming around...they weren't like flipper and floundering around next to us!
|Beautiful harbour views|
|Some of us ready to swim with the dolphins|
|My first ever fishtail on myself!! <3|
|First glimpse of a sperm whale!!|
Then we went out to sea to 'track' sperm whales. I didn't think we'd find any, but we found more than a DOZEN! I was ASTOUNDED! They were amazing, so huge and we got super close to them!!! The guide asked us if we wanted to snorkel by them - a chance in a lifetime he said! So three of the boys on the boat jumped in with the guide and snorkelled up to a whale and the whale dove underneath them, it was incredible. I kind of wished I'd done it, and said so. Little did I know that there were plenty of other whales around, so the guide found two breathing on the top of the sea, and handed me a snorkel!
|The boys (including my bf!) RIGHT NEXT to the whale! OMG!|
|Me with a whale behind me!|
We jumped into the ocean and the two whales swam right underneath us - WOW!!! It was all over SO quickly but definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I was proud of myself for being the only girl in the group to do it!
Have you ever swam with whales or dolphins?