Why were you inspired to do this?
I've always been fascinated with the ocean and marine life and saw the opportunity to do this whilst on holiday in the Maldives.
What were 3 things you did to make this happen?
I'ts not cheap and there's no guarantee that you will see any so we prepared ourselves for this eventuality.
You need to be a confident swimmer as there's little time to waste once you find one.
Hired an underwater camera.....I didn't want to miss these pictures!
How did you feel once you had accomplished this?
It is pretty exhausting to keep up with them - even with fins on. But every once in a while they stop and turn towards you. It is incredible to stop there breathless and observe these huge creatures (4-8 meters long) in their natural habitat right in front of you.