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Incredible footage was shot in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mbotyi, South Africa, by a scuba diver who was sitting in an inflatable boat. He witnessed an amazing event, a humpback whale jumping completely out of the ocean. 

While scuba diver, Craig Capehart, was enjoying himself out in the open sea, a graceful giant decided to make an appearance. 

We have all seen a gorgeous sighting of a dolphin jumping out of the ocean, but, have you ever seen a 40-ton whale do that?

The beautiful humpback whale splashed all the way out of the water, and Craig was lucky enough to have caught it on camera.

The average weight of a fully grown humpback adult is around 36,000kg. However, as they say, size does not matter seeing that it didn’t stop the massive mammal from putting on an incredible air display when it leapt completely out of the water in South Africa. 

Craig estimates that the whale weighed around 40 tons. Craig wrote in the caption of the video: “It seems that never before has a recording been made of an adult humpback whale leaping entirely out of the water! A very rare event, indeed. Dolphins and even Great White Sharks have been seen flying out of the water, but this is a first for an adult humpback whale!”

Check out all of the action in the video below.

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