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Incredible Humpback Whale Encounter



Dive Instructor Andrew Lomakin took some incredible footage of a Humpback Whale on a recent dive.

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Divers at Lady Elliot Island we treated to a once in a lifetime 12-minute encounter with a juvenile humpback whale.  The rare occurrence happened on a shallow dive at the tiny island which is located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

Famed for its Manta Rays, Lady Elliot Island has recently had a visit from a great White Shark and now a Humpback whale.

The Whales make an annual migration from their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean to the warm waters in the north for mating and calving.

Footage taken By Andrew Lomakin

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Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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