Sea turtles are a curious sort, and seem to possess the type of self-awareness that only comes from having evolved for thousands and thousands of years. Beloved by humans but often recluse, it’s rare that a diver has a chance to interact with an animal like this — and it’s what makes this video so spectacular. Granted, this diver certainly paid his dues. According to the uploader, the diver spent more than three hours trying to gain the turtles trust, swimming cautiously around him with a peace offering of food. Finally, his efforts pay off, and watching the two of them interacting is one of the coolest things you’ll see all day.
He Spent 3 Hours With A Turtle And Gained Her Trust, By 1:32 You’ll Be Jealous. April 1, 2023