- Nº256 Date: 2012-09-07 - 09:14
- Max Depth: 35.7m Duration: 33mins
Entered the pen with the most unelegant of bellyflops over the two booms. Dropped down and from 5m below the surface could start to see the bluefin tuna- each weighing 150-200kg and bigger than me! The speed of the tuna in these numbers swimming round in circles created a vortex current in the pen pushing me out to the net edges or downwards.
Went and sat at the bottom of the pen and looked up surrounded by a ball of fish- incredible site. Fish just move around you as you swim through them. Got so close that I could see the yellow spines down their backs and the blue flashes down their sides.
An amazing dive- completely different to anything i've ever done before! Could see the stream or sardines going down into their pen- fishery consumes 110 tonnes of fish a day- gained a small first insight into the scale of the tuna fishery/ industry!
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