Wild Dolphin Sees Diver Take Off His Fin – The Next Day The Animal Brings a Surprise
The dolphin did something unbelievable (Video)
Evan Pender regularly freedives off the west coast of Ireland. But though Pender usually dives on own, he’s rarely alone for long. Almost every time Pender goes diving, he’s met by a friendly wild dolphin he has named Dusty, who emerges from the depths to greet him. It was on one of his dives that Dusty did something unbelievable! Evan had to adjust one of his fins and took it off while Dusty watched on. The next day, when Evan was diving again, Dusty appeared carrying another fin she’d found. It was a gift — and with it, the friendly pair then played a game akin to fetch.
When he goes diving, she seems eager to see him. “I never look for Dusty when I get in the water,” said Pender. “She finds me, so she must enjoy my company.” The two ended up playing with the fin in the water. What a remarkable exchange! Viewers marvelled at the dolphin’s actions. “This gave me chills, in a good kind of way. Amazing! You were in such a fortunate position, one could only imagine all the emotions and senses you were experiencing, together in the same domain as the Dolphin. Amazing. Thank you for sharing this gem of a footage with us,” wrote one viewer. “GREAT experience…! As a retired zoo keeper, I know that animals, life in general, is Way more intelligent, than what we have been taught.” wrote Ron Shock.
The dolphin brought him a snorkeling fin that he had found in the ocean
Pender often spends hours in the water with Dusty, exploring the undersea world with her, but always on her terms.“All contact between me and Dusty is initiated by her,” Pender said. “I have never touched her in all the time I have dived with her. I see her as an equal and I wouldn’t like to unbalance our relationship by rubbing her.” Samantha Wigley said, “I was smiling ALL the way through….what a precious encounter!”And Michael Paulissen spoke for many when he commented, “The intelligence the dolphin expressed by remembering where he saw a swim fin and then taking time out of his day to bring it in order to communicate with a human is staggering! This truly a display of next level intelligence.” Watch the video, the connection between Pender and Dusty was strengthened in their shared amusement.