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Maui Monk Seal Encounter

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by Steve Eady, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Steve Eady

    Steve Eady Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Maui
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    880DB957-A749-44E0-AF36-CA03761BACFD.jpeg EB361945-D7A6-4C7D-8941-7B3ACAC015D5.jpeg D0B9BD67-2A87-4EBE-9672-EFC500B1376C.jpeg 1325572B-6426-488A-9E31-1A6D8701FCAA.jpeg Today we did a two tank scooter dive at McKenna landing. On the first dive about three minutes in, there were other divers pointing up at a monk seal. So we stopped and he came swimming right up to us. He looked at me and turned to one of our other divers and sniffed his head. No Kidding. The swam over to our other diver and spent three minutes playing with her, He would not let her go, he would hold onto her. It was crazy amazing. I have video but it will not let me download it. Enjoy the pics

    Mahalo
    Scuba Steve
    Maui Dive Connection
    Www.mauidiveconnection.com
     
    jonhall, Blues Runner, RyanT and 5 others like this.
  2. CCS

    CCS Angel Fish

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    Steve, save me a seat on your next boat. I'll be there in 20 minutes. lol
     
  3. KauaiScuba

    KauaiScuba Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Kauai
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    Always awesome having monk seals on a dive!
     
  4. mistressmotorsports

    mistressmotorsports Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I was the one who got my head sniffed. Guess my shampoo didn't smell so great to the seal. That was an epic dive. Thanks again for the tour, Steve. Learning how to fly on the scooter was a blast.
     
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