It is whale watching season in Mauritius. You can see all over the social media the cool pics of people swimming with the gentle giants, or at least some cool shots of bikini girls swirling around with dolphins on a white sandy background.
What you don’t necessarily see is that the selfie is only a tiny fragment of the whole picture. The people doing so are often promoting eco-awareness and helping defend what they love by sharing their passion. As such, most of the posts with people freediving, swimming or snorkeling with sea mammals are done in a very controlled and regulated environment in order to protect them.
So before you jump on the next whale watching boat for that one selfie that will make you super famous, let’s make sure that you have all the information and knowledge required to go on this adventure the proper way.