On January 11, 2013 a Bottlenose Dolphin was rescued from entanglement during the Manta Ray dive at "Manta Heaven."
Check out the video of this incredible moment: truly breath-taking, inspiring and providing the message that the world needs!
"As I was filming the encounter, I knew something very unusual was unfolding before me. I stayed concentrated the entire time, so that everyone would be able to enjoy this very special interaction of an ocean creature with a human.
I was very surprised at how patiently the dolphin was with the time it took for the "rescue" and also that it didn't seem to mind all the lights being pointed at it. The dolphin was definitely stressed out by the entanglement, but at the same time intelligent enough to realize that the "bubble-blowing creatures" were the "solution" to its problem.
I was astonished to observe how the dolphin actively participated, by turning it's body to a better position so that my lights were illuminating the best possible angle, helping the diver to see what he was doing (and for me to film.)
When it was all over and the dolphin swam away, my breathing rate was so rapid. I couldn't believe what had happened and I wanted to share this with everyone. Nevertheless, I still had to finish the dive and continued filming the Manta Rays and other divers. At some point, I swam up to the rescue diver and we "High Fived!"
After the dive was over, I was so excited and couldn't stop talking. I displayed the video immediately after our arrival at the harbor, showing it to many people. No one believed what had just happened, but it was all caught on tape. SPECTACULAR!!
I believed that this video would go "viral."
Some people suggested I edit the clip to shorten it so it would have a better chance for more clicks, but I was convinced the video segment should be seen in its entirety so as to avoid misinterpretation.
As it now stands, the video has accumulated over 2.6 million hits on YouTube! A testament to the uniqueness of the subject matter. It is also very unusual for a clip this long to accumulate so many views.