Two scuba divers got to swim with a human-sized jellyfish in a recent dive off the southwestern coast of England.
The creature was caught in a video with Lizzie Daly, a wildlife broadcaster, who was exploring the waters in the southwestern coast of the country.
Lizzie was exploring the sea while celebrating the “Wild Ocean Week”.
When Lizzie got back on land, she was smiling and was really happy with the once in a life-time experience.
In a video she shared, Lizzie said, “I have never seen any jellyfish that big. It was the size of my body and it was the best thing I’ve ever done!”
Diving with a giant barrel jellyfish in Cornwall to celebrate the end of #WildOceanWeek 💙Massive throw to Sharkman Dan for the wonderful footage Spend 2 minutes of the end of WILD OCEAN WEEK watching this beautiful moment where I come face to face with a barrel jellyfish THE SAME SIZE AS ME while diving off of the coast of Falmouth 💙So excited that I actually say 'Barrel Fish' instead of Barrel Jellyfish ha!!!What an INCREDIBLE experience – both Dan and I have never seen anything like it. I couldn't think of a better way to finish the week in celebrating our incredible oceans.For anybody who is in Cornwall do come on down to Maenporth tomorrow at 12pm for a beach clean. There should be a good crowd of us rounded up now so it will be fun – and it will be followed by a small talk about the trip! See you THEN xMarine Conservation Society Cornish Diving CentreThe Wildlife Trusts @Cornwall Wildlife Trust Falmouth Cornwall UK
Posted by Lizzie Daly Wildlife on Saturday, July 13, 2019
Abbott, the other diver, said, “My first reaction was that I’ve never seen a jellyfish that size in my life,”
The Barrel Jellyfish are common in the seas that are located near England, they are also found on shores in the country during summer.
The species are capable of growing to up to 3 feet, the Jellyfish that Daly and Abbott encountered in the sea was the size of Daly.
Luckily, Daly was not scared when she swam next to the gigantic jellyfish.
Daly hopes that the video she shared would inspire other people to explore and experience the ocean.