Here is a heart warming scuba diving story that is going viral.
Jamie Gallacher, a 15-year-old boy, was diving near the Calf of Man, which is located next to Isle of Man this August. This was his first dive from a boat.
He and the instructor,Michelle Haywood, had just started the dive when a gray seal appeared starting to tug on their fins. The seal turned out to be incredibly playful and, according to Jamie “just like a big puppy”.
The whole encounter lasted some 40 minutes and was capture on video by the instructor. Now the story and the accompanying video has captured the hearts of many on Internet.
More on this topic elsewhere
- BBC News report with video footage
- Daily Picks and Flicks with video footage
- On the grey seals and other marine mammals living near Isle of Man by Manx Wildlife Trust
- Diving around Isle of Man by isleofman.com