First, though, the pair decided to dive straight in to see what they could find. They were expecting to spend their day taking snaps of peaceful sea turtles and colorful fish, and they had no idea what they were about to be faced with.
What’s more, with the trip arranged on the spur of the moment, Nicholls and Curtis hadn’t come fully prepared. So, without goggles or diving gear, the couple were about to find themselves feeling very exposed when they came up against the unexpected.
It was at this moment that something rose up from the depths beneath them – and what an entrance. You see, it was a creature measuring some 40 feet long and weighing nearly 90,000 pounds. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the pair were unafraid.