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Orcas at Whytecliff!

tessThis was my most incredible day of teaching scuba!
I had a private student for Open Water training. When we got to Whytecliff Park around 11 am we were ready to get in the water on such a wet day. As soon as we got down to the beach I could see a pot of orcas on the right side of the left islet. I did not trust my eyes. The water was just boiling! Looked like they were feeding on something. They must have been 7-8 whales going nuts, jumping, splashing their fins. No idea what was going on but it lasted for over half hour, they moved into the middle of the bay, close to the light house, back to the middle. As time is passing by I told my student we should get in the water and start our dive, we might encounter them under water. I asked him how he feels about that and he just answered, sure, lets do it. I would be a good snack for them!

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