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Video – Freediving with Orcas in Norway

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to freedive with orcas? Jacques do Vos is an underwater photographer who regularly gets into the water with these magnificent creatures, most recently in Norway. Enjoy the stunning video of his experiences above.

In an interview for RedBull, Jacques confirmed that people wanting to freedive with orcas on his expeditions needs to be qualified freedivers or have other suitable experience. When asked if he has been scared when freediving with orcas, he responded:

‘You should always remember that these are still wild animals, so I’m always cautious, but I’ve never really been scared. Although they have the reputation of being ‘killer whales’ (a name I avoid using and don’t like very much), they are some of the most intelligent beings I have ever had the privilege to be close to and it’s amazing just how cautious and gentle they can be when we’re in the water.’


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Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/

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