Diver almost collides enormous baby humpback whale as she swims during tour

Yanna Xian was filmed swimming by her partner in Tahiti when the playful humpback whale approached before swimming into deeper water and almost pulling Yanna down as well

Tahiti: Diver has close encounter with baby humpback whale

A diver almost collided with a giant baby whale that was playfully swimming nearby.

Yanna Xian, 24, was on a whale watching boat tour in Moorea, Tahiti when she and her partner Mitch Brown were approached by the curious humpback whale.

Incredible underwater footage showed the calf swimming very close to her before diving deeper into clear blue water.

Brown of Honolulu, Hawaii said, “Whales used to be almost as close to us, but they always had a clear sense of direction that was almost always away from us.

“Yanna may not have seen him, so he raised his head before touching her. As he swam away, I realized that we had just created a memory of life.

The curious whale got very close to Yanna before he arrived in Tahiti. dived underwater
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Yanna had to swim frantically when her whale dived to avoid being pulled under the water with the marine mammal
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“It felt like a real connection between humans and whales.” The passionate diver Yanna had let the sea water out of her diving goggles before she submerged her face again when she noticed that the gentle marine mammal was nearby.

Because of its size, she had to paddle frantically to avoid being dragged under her when the whale swam away.

Mitch added, “We love to travel and scuba dive freely in our spare time, we knew Tahiti was a bucket list destination for swimming with whales.

“We were just swimming on the water because we saw a mother whale and the baby whale resting at the bottom of the ocean.

Yanna Xian was remarkably close to the playful humpback whale in the close encounter
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“While we are quietly watching her over the water, this curious baby whale decides to visit us.

“The whale clearly didn’t want to run into Yanna and Yanna tried swimming back with her hands instead of her feet so as not to kick the whale.

“I was more afraid that the whale would accidentally hit Yanna, and it happened so quickly that the whale changed course than I could react.

“Then we all swam towards each other, showed each other videos and photos, laughed and clapped.

“We were all so excited that we were able to witness it.

“There was definitely a moment of connection between the two of them.”

Avid diver with partner Mitch Brown out near Tahiti. swam
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Last year fishermen were amazed when a humpback whale believed to be around 15 meters long heaved itself out of the sea off the coast of Cornwall.

Local resident Andrew Robinson recorded video of the giant animal believed to enter the water to attract a female.

Humpback whales, which can weigh up to 40 tons, are found in every ocean in the world and are known for their songs, which can travel several miles underwater.

Their numbers shrank seriously to possibly just 10,000 by the time a hunting ban was introduced in 1985, and it is believed that there are up to 85,000 around the world today.

They mainly feed on fish and small crustaceans.

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