British swimmer saved by dolphins from 6ft shark off New Zealand’s coast, The desire of many intrepid travellers has been to spend some time swimming with dolphins for a very long time.
However, a British traveller who was hoping to check another adventure off his bucket list by diving with a pod of dolphins off the coast of New Zealand ended up having an experience that well above his expectations.
Adam Walker, who is from Nottingham, was swimming with the creatures when a great white shark that was six feet long and only a few feet away arrived.
He was in the middle of completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, which was swimming beneath him. The shark was a cold-blooded creature.
Adam mentioned the incident on his YouTube channel, saying, “I happened to look down and noticed a shark a few metres underneath me.” I told myself not to freak out because I want to accomplish my goal of swimming across successfully.
When the shark came closer, according to Adam, the dolphins surrounded him and formed a protective ring around him, therefore sheltering him from any potential attacks.
He shared his thoughts with the Marlborough Express, saying, “I’d like to assume they were guarding me and escorting me home.” “This swim will stick with me for the rest of my life.”
Dolphins primarily protect one another from the threat of being attacked by a shark by being in close proximity to one another in groups called pods. These fearless animals often irritate the shark and drive it away.
Whether or not the dolphins did what they did in order to protect Adam is a different question, but they were successful in the end.
Adam shared his thoughts, “I can’t say whether the dolphins came to my assistance as a pod because they couldn’t speak to me. However, I can say that after a few minutes the shark disappeared, and the dolphins stayed with me for another fifty minutes, which was a wonderful experience.”
According to a report from The Sun, he stated that a buddy of his informed him that he didn’t need to worry about sharks in the sea so near to the beach, which prompted him to attempt to cross the strait.
Adam mentioned that he has previously come across sharks while swimming on two other occasions, once in Hawaii and once in the Tsugaru channel in Japan. He went on to say that the most effective strategy for dealing with a shark encounter is to remain calm.