Divers encounter rare whale shark off Florida coast

2:19 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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(WBBH) - Thirty miles off the coast of Naples, Florida a diver comes face to face with the largest known fish species to exist.

"It felt like I was dreaming, not real" says Bill D'Antuono, from SCUBAdventures in Naples.

For D'Antuono it was a day he'll never forget, The 26-year-old was diving in the Gulf on Saturday when he spotted a whale shark just seconds before jumping in the water.

"Someone shouted 'whale shark!'" D'Antuono said.

With the chance of a lifetime at hand, D'Antuono moved fast.


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