Originally Posted by Mr-d
Rupert, how do they react to people being in the water close to them? do they just suddenly dive away and re emerge about 50 metres further away?
Haven't seen dolphins for a while now, appearently there were some coming up the sound of Mull the other day, and swiming alongside the Tobermory - Kilchoan ferry.
How far out do you go with Tickle? Do you ever go into Loch sunart? If so, i might see you one day! And I'll wave!
They tend to dive and reappear some distance away. You can sometimes get way out in front and get in the water so they swim by close. A few metres away is the closest they have ever came as long as the boat is some distance away.
Was out as far as West side of Coll three weeks ago and am regularly up as far as Tobermory, never been to Sunart except passing by. I saw two complete pods in the Sound about a month ago but none since.
It may seem odd but you aren't at Ardtoe by any chance?
Having read the code I see nothing incompatible with what we do, the only time the sharks are really close to the boat is when we are unaware of them being there, generally they are easy to stop froma distance as the feed on the surface.