40 Comments on "Dolphin Asks Scuba Diver For Help"
@JSierra, I am scared to finish it (but I will). 🙁 I cried so much watching it, already.
I'm so happy they removed the line, but they weren't able to remove the hook?
Decided to go ahead and post on YouTube for easier access.
Here is the link: http://youtu.be/ZJvzOj4_kOo
I won't leave it up there forever–it wasn't there originally because *technically*, it's illegal to feed and/or interact with wild manatees because they're protected. We were out working on the dock when this guy came by, but we also didn't STOP him from drinking….but I don't want to have to explain that to Fish & Wildlife! 🙂
That was so sad. I'm never eating dolphin again.
I have also done that dive- about 5 years ago. It was ,I've changing.
I can't wait to do it again!
Sweet dolphin, I loved how he asked for help!
Redfish please! And when can I come and live in your backyard? It sounds like you live in paradise.
im so jealous!! I will see manatees one day.
I live in NE Florida and we have dolphins and manatees come by our dock all the time. I'll post a link tomorrow to a video of one drinking from our hose. We see pods of dolphins every single time we take the boat or wave runners out. I never ever get over the thrill of seeing them. Amazing creatures. I love the Research Institute. I've swam with them several times there and it's worth every penny
@Terri, my brother lives in Florida, outside of Tampa, he has a dock in his backyard and I've seen so many manatees just swimming by, they're actually cute 🙂
Leliana just a warning, the end is almost unbearable. It is gut wrenching, disturbing, it will stay with you forever, and it will put you into a rage watching how cruel these people can be. At least, that's what it did to me. I wanted to fly across the globe and throttle every single one of those scum bags.
I am about halfway through with a documentary that came out a few years ago, The Cove. Kind of gut wrenching to watch but truly amazing how intelligent these creatures are. I'm glad this one could be helped.
Here is another wonderful sea rescue video. It is worth nine minutes of your life, I promise. And notice how much net they pull aboard!
I did that manta ray dive last year. It was one of the most magical experiences if my life. The rays are as big as a car. And then to have a dolphin friend show up and ask for help. Just amazing!!!
I got very teary too. You know the poor guy was suffering in order to trust humans that much.
I used to work with a guy who studied dolphins. They're supposedly the smartest beings on this planet. I don't doubt it.
Thanks for putting up the video. I love the animal ones the most.
Thanks for the swimming with Manatees link, something on my bucket list for sure but I thought they were in the keys? Cool thing to do. I love me some sea cows, derps or not!
That was a great video. Dolphins are very smart. To bad we treat our oceans so poorly…
Thanks for the smile, Enty.
"Derps of the Sea" I love it.
This just made my day!
@Terri – How can you live in Florida and never have seen a sea cow? LOL – I was once on Google Street view in the Orlando, Florida area, moving my little Google dude around and I stumbled across a house that had a Manatee mailbox! It was soo awesome! Only in Florida LOL!
I hope you get to mark swimming with the Manatees off your bucket list this year!
They are there in Crystal River, FL. Hope you have a blast! 😉
Beautiful in every way!! Since im about 13, i always say im coming back in my next life as a dolphin. Ill watch out for fishlines.
That was so beautiful. I'm constantly amazed by the intuition and trust of animals and the capacity for understanding and compassion of humans.Thank you all for sharing your stories and to Enty for posting this.
I used to be an avid scuba diver, oh manta rays are amazing but to be able to help a dolphin is so incredible. That made me cry and yearn to be able to dive again but after 5 spine surgeries it may not be wise. You are always supposed to have your dive knife with you but now I think some tin snips would be a good thing to have too!
@Land Manatee: I have never seen a manatee in the wild and it's on my bucket list. I've spent many weeks in Sanibel, Clearwater, Naples and lived in Miami for 9 years and NEVER saw one. I love them as well.
Yes beautiful story
What a fantastic video. Thanks Enty
How people can say animals have no emotions is beyond me. It is our job to protect them when we can. Bless this divers soul for coming to the rescue.
Terri, that is a great story! Thanks to everyone else for sharing their dolphin experiences too.
LOVE this video. Incredible! Manatees experience the same fate in the wild unfortunately. They are always found tangled in nets or fishing lines and hooks, if not just outright hit by boats. They are the derps of the sea, but I love them!
God bless the gentle creatures of the sea like the dolphins and manatees!:)
Terri thank you for sharing!!! So sweet
I just got back from Kona. The waiter at our restaurant showed this to us as it just had happened a few days earlier. So amazing.
I'm so glad they were able to help, I love dolphins, they're beautiful and smart creatures.
This video was worth looking at purely for the manta rays in the first 45 seconds. Sadly I only made it to the 2 minute mark.. The cheesy 80's pornscape music killed it for me.
I saw this video this morning and about cried my widdle eyes out. I love dolphins so much and I'm so happy this guy was able to help.What an awesome experience for him. (the diver, not the dolphin!)
Saw this this morning on the news – great video!
So glad he was able to help that poor dolphin. 🙁
Dolphins are amazing smart, I am a sucker and cry at this stuff. You can almost see the dolphin thinking. Really special. Thank you divers and thank you for sharing your video!