Whale Shark rescue

A video posted on YouTube showing the dive guides and guests from Wetpixel sponsor and DivEncounters Alliance member Solmar V removing a mooring rope from around a whale shark has now been shown on the BBC. The shark was found on 7 November, 2012, at Roca Partida, near Socorro Island, about 250 miles south of Baja, Mexico. During a subsequent dive, it was located again and the dive guides cut the rope off the whale shark who, as the video shows, almost seemed to allow them to do so. The scene was filmed by one of the guests, using a GoPro camera. Great job!