This morning we went into a mangrove forest with our Dingies. We saw a couple of penguins and many cormorans on the way and lots of sea turtles in the mangrove forest. Some of them swam next to our boats for minutes. It's easy to tell the difference between female and male turtles - the latter are much bigger and slightly brighter. And by bigger I mean really BIG - one was easily over 1 m in diameter.
After that we snorkeled in nearby waters and we saw more sea turtles! One of them just passed me while I swam close to the coast. After that, I saw one swimming in circles under me. So I did the same, swam in circles over it. After 1 min or so, it got bored and disappeared. The next one I saw came so close that I could not resist to touch its back and hold onto it. It didn't seem to mind me at all and kept swimming slowly and steadily. So I drew all the breath I could and followed it under water, holding on to it. So cool!!! Unfortunately the turtle swam deeper and deeper and at some point I had to give up and get up to breathe. What a wonderful experience.