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Orcas around Utila today

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by laurenceh, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. laurenceh

    laurenceh Divemaster

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    on the two way radio this a.m. and 4 of the utila dive boats have reported seeing Orca's this a.m..
    first time we've seen them since 3 or 4 Septembers ago
     
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  2. EvilOtter

    EvilOtter Nassau Grouper

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    Wow! I’d trade whale sharks for those guys anytime. Very cool!
     
  3. laurenceh

    laurenceh Divemaster

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  4. EvilOtter

    EvilOtter Nassau Grouper

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    Incredible!
     
  5. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Had no idea they were even in the Caribbean. That’s pretty cool
     
  6. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Barracuda

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  7. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Rob Davis from WSORC and I missed the dash about 22 years ago when almost-famous videographer Tim Blanton of CCV leapt into action and got in the water to film a couple of Orcas. A guest from TX named Becky got still images.

    For a while, back then in 1998, a number of people thought they were “False Killer Whales”, but as experts viewing the films noted, they were the real deal. How you know that, I dunno.

    Again, remember, Tim Blanton got in the water in front of their path. As they drew near, they sounded to 50’ passing under, then rose back up in avoidance. As to Tim? That boy ain’t right.

    As @laurenceh infers, you don’t see this kind of thing by buying the 10 Dive Package or “sitting one out” at the bar.

    Go dive, dive a lot, and then some more.
     
  8. laurenceh

    laurenceh Divemaster

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    we had a similar experience at Darwins Arch during a safety stop a few years back, they passed below us. They were hunting hammerheads
     
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