In an earlier blog post I listed alternate names for this snorkelling site in North Saanich, BC. Yesterday afternoon I went there with five other people. After entering the water we swam southward (to the left) to Dyer Rocks. The the sky was overcast, the underwater visibility was only about 3 metres and the tide was high but the water temperature was still a comfortable 11 C.
Hours earlier, at an early morning cold-water swim, I told one member of our group that seals don’t seem to like me. On many occasions, I have certainly had one or two of them in my general vicinity while snorkelling but I had never had any of the marine mammal encounters that other people frequently describe. As the video shows, that changed yesterday afternoon when a group of seals found us and showed a genuine interest.