The adventurers had in fact been joined by a mother humpback whale and her calf. It was a truly unique experience. And as Nicholls told Yahoo7 News, “Having it that close, I wasn’t going to let that opportunity pass by, having them all around us… You’re never going to do that again.”
That said, the creatures could have posed a significant threat to the divers. Whales are massive animals, after all, and they’re capable of effortlessly killing humans. Yet what followed was both astonishing and beautiful.