My YouTube Clip of the week: #SealOfApproval CUTEST. THING. EVER.

Aptly called ‘seal of approval’ this vimeo clip displays just how welcome us humans are in the underwater world. These divers struck gold when they were approached by a herd of seals. The interaction that follows had me in happy tears. They are so incredibly curious and have an uncanny resemblance to everybody’s childhood dog. haha. I have included a quote below from the divers who got this footage. I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did. And please, KEEP OUR SEAS CLEAN!!!!! PROTECT OUR SEA CREATURES.

Come and join me and the gang as we get the seal of approval as we visit the Farne Islands in Northumberland in October 2013. We’ve been visiting here for the last six years to say hello to the seal pups and we’ve never had this much interaction before – they were everywhere and all over us!!!! After a nightmare drive there with the worst traffic coupled with the imminent arrival of the St. Jude’s storm we didn’t think this trip was going to be worth the effort but once again the seals made every second worthwhile…….

Enjoy the show!!!

Filmed on location in the Farne Islands, UK with the help of Sovereign Divers. Here’s a link to where we were diving: goo.gl/maps/f3CoI

Cameras: Hero2 and Hero3 with no filters and next to no lights (seals didn’t like the lights!!)

Music: Imagine Dragons, “On top of the world”.

Extra disclaimer: The seals are wild animals and approach the divers entirely by their own choice. No seals are forced to interact or forced to stay. No seals are harmed by diver interaction. Seal interaction in the UK (where this was filmed) is not illegal.

Extra extra disclaimer: These seals are young pups who are very curious about the area in which they live. At the time of year that this was filmed the seals were about 2-4 months old and already 2m long and about 200-300lbs in weight. As always once the seals get older and move off to form colonies of their own elsewhere and the majority of them will not see people again. Fully adult seals are rarely this interactive and whilst tolerant of divers they tend to keep away after their first year of diver visits.

Extra Extra Extra disclaimer: no-one in this video works for or is in the employ of GoPro. We are all independent divers who bumped into some seals.

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