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Old 07 May 2018, 02:43   #1
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Old 08 May 2018, 05:11   #2
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I had a similar experience off Skomer Island a few years ago. My dive buddy has had his dry suit seals replaced the week before the dive and on completion of the dive he complained at being wet and cold. It transpired that the overly friendly seal had nipped his cuff seal with its teeth and punctured his brand new seal!
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Seals are nice to look at, but they aren't pets. I visit a location where young greys come to the side of the boat - they can be approached underwater. A nip or scratch from a seal (and other marine mammals) can result in Seal Finger - not a dose you want: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_finger
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Old 08 May 2018, 14:20   #6
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call me cautious but would you go near a wild dog that size, a seal is just a dog with flippers
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Old 09 May 2018, 03:20   #7
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Its often the seal that comes to the diver, they are naturaly inquisitive. Ive seen them getting in the face of a commercial diver in the north sea often not the divers choice to play with the seal. They can and will nip and wounds need special treatment but i dont think they are usualy being aggressive its just them playing and not knowing their new "friend" is fragile.
Ive also seen one stick its head in the bell for a breath, god knows what breathing diving gas at 80 metres does to a seal when it surfaces
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Ive also seen one stick its head in the bell for a breath, god knows what breathing diving gas at 80 metres does to a seal when it surfaces


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A penguin takes it's broken down car to a mechanic and gets told it will be fixed in an hour so goes off for something to eat. Ends up (naturally) in an icecream parlour. Orders big and having no hands, eats messily. Returns to the workshop to check on progress..

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A penguin takes it's broken down car to a mechanic and gets told it will be fixed in an hour so goes off for something to eat. Ends up (naturally) in an icecream parlour. Orders big and having no hands, eats messily. Returns to the workshop to check on progress..

Mechanic: "Looks like you've blown a seal!"

Penguin: "Goodness me no - I was just eating a sundae..."



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