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Dbrown 05-11-2021 09:51 PM

Leatherback turtle
 

Amazing opportunity to see this guy today and share space with this creature! I've seen leatherbacks 2 other times in the gulf, but while on the boat, and always brief. So being able to have him drive by and catch it on video, it was great. Ranks up there with the couple of whale shark opportunities I've had.

47' temp 79 degrees. Out of New Port Richey.

Spear One 05-12-2021 06:04 AM

Re: Leatherback turtle
 
Wow, congrats on a cool (and very rare) experience. I’ve been diving over 40 years and made over 5000 dives and have never seen a Leatherback during a dive! David told me that turtle was about 6 ft. long and easily 600 lbs. Heck, that turtle had his own ecosystem swimming with him……Ramoras and a school of bait fish. A memorable dive for sure.

grock 05-12-2021 06:19 AM

Re: Leatherback turtle
 
Very rare encounter awesome hope to see one today first dives of the year.

jfjf 05-12-2021 07:49 AM

Re: Leatherback turtle
 
I've never seen one in the water, cool to get video of it. You can see from the video how well they swim. thanks

Marcus 05-12-2021 10:37 AM

Re: Leatherback turtle
 
Very cool. I think this is the only time someone has posted a vid from one in this area.

Dbrown 05-12-2021 09:13 PM

Re: Leatherback turtle
 
Thanks guys! It was really a great experience along with getting our AJ's earlier and some other nice fishes. Hope you did good grock!


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