Common long beaked dolphins on the surface

Dolphins in Hout Bay


After a dive on the MV Aster we surfaced to find a pod of relaxed, loosely dispersed common dolphins in Hout Bay. They kept their distance and weren’t jumping or playing, but now and then one of them would rush under the boat or into its wake as we cruised slowly towards the harbour.

Clare took this video on her Sony DSC-TX5. In the background you can hear JP describing an experience with dolphins in Mozambique (although it’s probably better viewed with the sound off to block out the boat noises).

Published by


Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals