Amazed is an understatement! I cant think of much words that can really express the inner emotion and experience of my week in Tahiti swimming up close and personal with another world. I always knew it existed and I have spent aloooot of time in the ocean. But this... this was next level and it really struck deep down, my heart is blazing just trying to write about it. Ah it was so freaken good!! In one week I swam with sharks, stingrays, dolphins, and to top off everything... whales. Iv swam with dolphins multiple times now, and they are my favorite animal since forever ago. Iv swam with sharks too in hawaii, and the stingrays on a previous visit to Tahiti. But the whales.... that was a whole new experience and eye opener. I We stayed with my good friend Amber Mozo's aunty Nani (Ocean Inspired) who has been studying marine animals for some 20 years now (specifically dolphins and whales), Kori Garza another girl staying with us has done research on sharks for years now. So it was awesome to talk with them, pick their brain and knowledge, learn things, and become more aware of the ocean and everything in it, the good the bad and the ugly!! It has inspired me in so many ways its almost overwhelming because I dont know what to do or where to start. It has made me so much more passionate about ocean conservation, and even just nature conservation in general. Anyway Ill do my best to share about it all, but to be honest, nothing can really explain such an experience.
One other morning on our way out to surf, it was so glassy, perfect conditions, and breathtakingly gorgeous. e were surprised by a pod of little spinner dolphins and babies. "What a morning!" (that was the line of the trip every day haha). In a matter of 4 hours we swam with dolphins, surfed and then swam with the sharks and rays at the sandbar.
I will forever be greatful for this trip. The way the ocean has inspired me, I want everyone to feel that! These animals are beautiful! When we are in the ocean we are in their home, and they deserve respect. When we let them be, and observe and act mindfully then there is no need to fear. Instead, without doubt- it will teach you something within. Thankyou mother nature and thankyou God. x
PHOTO CRED: Amber Mozo @AMBERMOZO www.ambermozo.com
So grateful for my friendship with this girl and for her capturing these cherished moments. Checkout her work, you won't regret it x