Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Humpback Whale Wouldn't Leave Diver Alone, But When She Looked Back She Realized Why.

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Nan Daeschler Hauser /Facebook

Nan Hauser had discovered that the color blue had a calming effect on her. There was a blue sky above her and a blue ocean below full of creatures just waiting to be discovered. Just minutes before going into the water, she braced herself for the thrill of yet another one of her diving experiences. Sadly, she had forgotten that monsters do exist, and sometimes, they're lurking under the sea. But they certainly hadn't forgotten her.

Dreaming Of Marine Biology

Dreaming Of Marine Biology

Nan Daeschler Hauser /Facebook

Nan Hauser dreamed of a career in marine biology. The thought of working under the sea with whales and dolphins had been a passion of hers since she was a little girl. Unfortunately, she suffered from seasickness and a horrible fear of the ocean. But then, when she was thirteen, she saw footage of a dolphin culling, and that video alone made such a powerful impact on her that it practically changed her life forever.

Longing For The Sea

Longing For The Sea

Whale Research Cook Islands / Facebook

Nan dreamed of the sea, but she chose a more practical path for her life, which involved attending college and becoming a qualified nurse. Although helping people offered some rewards, the sea continued to call to her. Nothing else in her life satisfied her the way the sea did. So, she took a detour years ago, and this allowed her to research and monitor dolphins and whales in the Bahamas for 28 years. But one day, during a dive, she was unprepared for a truly unforgettable moment.

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

Nan Daeschler Hauser / Facebook

Nan anchored the boat and began to lower herself into the waters surrounding Cook Islands. But as she descended into the dark depths, a shadow approached her and it was moving fast. The shadow became the silhouette of a whale and her heart nearly stopped. Would she get the chance to document an amazing encounter, or would this be her final hours on Earth?

It Was Huge

It Was Huge

Nan Daeschler Hauser / Facebook

As an adult, Nan didn't feel comfortable on dry land, and actually preferred the sea. In fact, she loved being surrounded by marine wildlife, since she was familiar with them. But she estimated that the humpback that was heading towards her was approximately 50,000 pounds. Nan had dedicated her life to studying various sea mammals, but she had never encountered a humpback before. But what followed behind the humpback was truly stunning.

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