Skip to comments.The Diver And The Turtle
Posted on 12/28/2012 3:55:48 PM PST by navysealdad
The hard working diver you see in the video is yours truly, doing my bit for Thailand's oil and gas industry. It's not unusual to encounter turtles whilst diving on oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Thailand but to experience a little intimacy with a turtle and get some superb video footage is probably a once in a lifetime experience
(Excerpt) Read more at angelfire.com ...
That was so cool! What a great job you have!
Cute...you know the turtle was so trying to hump you.
Curious turtle wonders if you taste good?
Ain’t no turtle there......
i think he LIKES you;-)
Wonderful footage. I’m just a recreational diver and have gotten to swim with turtles but nothing like this!
So who was taking the video?
What a great experience. I’m surprised that you seemed unconcerned that it might lop off your finger there. I think those big beaks are capable of it.
Hubby is a native Louisiana boy. I know exactly what he is going to say when I show him your video.....oooh lots of meat on that turtle lol.
Really sweet experience!
Very cool video!
heh heh. Many will probably not get that reference.
I saw that video recently, had no idea it was you. That made me smile...just the way you turned around and looked at the turtle as if to say “Ahh. It’s just you...”
There was just something even, unthreatening, casual and...familiar about the encounter.
Tickle ums nose? Yeah. Um’s neck? Um likes that. Wanna help...
“Sure, what Navy school did you go to?”
Lemme think. I dunno, ok? More tickles? No? Oh well.
I sure do miss the ocean. I lived for several years in the Philippines back in the Sixties, and as a adolescent, I spent nearly every available free moment either in the jungle or in the ocean.
I love it in all its forms...I remember going out with a couple of friends after a big storm, there was a seawall, and the waves would roll in, smash against the seawall, then set up a reverse wave going out. We would try to time it and swim out to where the reverse wave going back out would smack into an incoming wave...when you timed it right, you would literally be flung ten to twenty feet up into the air!
Heh, I remember one time I didn’t time it so well, and ended up getting ground into the sand by the boiling incoming waves...ripped my bathing suit right off me, I was buck naked...my buddy got my suit and considered whether to give it back to me or not...
Yeah. I miss the ocean. Swimming in lakes depresses me...:)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.