The Farne Islands, October 2015.
A weekend of amazing diving! We dived quite close to the Farne Islands. I think we were diving where the seals congregated to play and rest (we didn’t see many fish, just urchins, lobsters, crabs and starfish).
They were very gentle, not biting us, just wanting to interact with us.
2 walls covered in dead man’s fingers.
Each one that came up to us would interact with us for about 2 minutes and then would swim off probably to another pair of divers.
They all had personalities.
Only the bolder, more curious seals came up to us.
This seal was so comfortable with divers that it stayed sleepy while we stroked it.
Our flippers were a biting attraction.
There were a lot of them! Spent most of our time only at a depth of 5-8m and we were in the company of seals for most of our 40-50 minute dives.
This seal let me stroke it for 5 minutes!
Even took my glove off!
They were very acrobatic in the water, and quick when they wanted to be!