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We have done a very ordinary dive on Toothbrush Island and were looking for something to dive on before we headed home.  We looked at the breakwall but the backwash looked too surgy so we ventured across to Martins Islet.  To our surprise we saw a group of seals in the water on southern tip of the island.  We quickly anchored and swam back to the location of the seals.  We were not disappointed.  The seals came down and around us in singles, pairs and groups, doing loops, rolls and all other manner of amazing movements in the water.  We counted 15 in all - I have a pic where you can count 12 of them.

As we watched, one par, about 10 meters away appeared to be fighting with bared teeth.  Another stopped next to Wayne to have a scratch.  We watched a pair swim close together appearing to cuddle.  There were a number of pregnant females in the group.  The seals were curious about us but never threatening.  This was one of those magical dives that you just chance upon.  We both took video and stills in large quantities.


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