A strong whale shark
Simone Musumeci and Antonio Di Franca, two scuba divers, expected to see a variety of breathtaking underwater sights when they dove off Fuvahmulah Beach in the Bahamas.
They didn’t realise, however, that after a miraculous recovery, they would be hailed as superheroes.
They own a scuba sports business, and they oversaw a trip to the Arabian Sea at the end of December the previous year.
They came upon a massive whale shark that was in desperate need of help. One of them had seen the large sea monster, so the group was heading back out to sea.
In addition to the amazing sight, they instantly realised the creature needed help because a fishing line was tightly knotted around its torso.
While the remaining group members fled to the ship in a valiant effort to save the unfortunate creature, Simone and Antonio plunged back into the water.
The swimmers’ efforts were rewarded after more than ten minutes when they were able to break the cable and free the dejected whale.
But the large animal came back to show its gratitude to those who had saved its life.
It then reappeared a little while later, this time swimming closer to us as if to congratulate us, Simone continued.
It is one of the most incredible experiences we have ever had, and we won’t ever forget it. This page will take you to a video of the daring rescue.