Animals Video

By Katy Gill  


This veteran diver and his wife certainly weren’t ready for this jelly, as, out of nowhere, they suddenly found themselves surrounded by THOUSANDS of translucent jellyfish.

Eric and Angela Demet were diving in the Caribbean Sea when they redirected their route between two islands.

PICS BY ERIC DESMET / CATERS NEWS

The change of direction, however, meant that they rerouted right into a swarm of thousands of the clear jellyfish – a moment filmed on June 18, 2018.

Seemingly not phased by the stingless jellies, the couple carried on exploring the clear, turquoise waters, even taking a moment to smile at the camera in awe of the gelatinous-animal-infested water.

Though having been on thousands of dives in his lifetime, and being witness to many weird and wonderful marine animals, Eric has never experienced such a concentrated amount of the animals before.

PICS BY ERIC DESMET / CATERS NEWS

Eric said: “We had been in the water for over 30 minutes when we decided to change direction and pass between two islands with shallow water in between.

“As they are translucent, we didn’t notice prior to getting into the water that they were swimming there too – we were soon surprised with being face to face with them.

“It was quite amazing to swim through because you can’t see them but you can feel them touch you.

PICS BY ERIC DESMET / CATERS NEWS

“We swam through them for around five minutes to witness the phenomena and then carried on pushing our way through the mass.”