We'd just started making lunch at home as a friend enjoyed the sea view, peering through the small holes of a pair of binoculars in search of something exciting. A clear day offers the chance to see "wish list" marine life such as sharks, rays, dolphins, huge barracuda, turtles, sailfish and -- if you're VERY lucky -- you may even spot a whale ...
"I swear it's a single dolphin."
"Don't be stupid, they're rarely on their own."
"Seriously ... Look!"
Two minutes later we frantically grabbed our snorkeling gear and sprinted (practically raced) down the beach and swam out to our boat anchored just off shore. The search was on!
Unfortunately, we lost the rebel singleton. However, and it's a big however, within 10 minutes I spotted a pod, a huge pod of more than 30 dolphins. Maybe our rebel wasn't so brave after all! Without hesitation I sprang into the water and was closely followed by some excited friends. The dolphins however cruised past us with little interest and left us treading water in the notorious "Tiger spot"! We know big Tigers, Bulls, Great Hammerheads and Lemon sharks regularly patrol these waters and, although I'm a keen shark lover, I'm not entirely confident I'd have felt comfortable seeing an unexpected 4 m shadow lurking beneath me!