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Old 05-11-2021, 09:51 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:04 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:19 AM   #3
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Very rare encounter awesome hope to see one today first dives of the year.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:49 AM   #4
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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
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:37 AM   #5
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Very cool. I think this is the only time someone has posted a vid from one in this area.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:13 PM   #6
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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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