Two divers in Carmel were greeted by a curious Giant Pacific Octopus while diving in Bluefish Cove off the coast of Point Lobos. Warren Murray and David Malvestuto were swimming 80 feet below the surface of the ocean when the octopus decided to wrap its' eight legs around their underwater camera. The octopus is estimated to be twenty feet across from tentacle to tentacle.
The octopus was more curious than anything as it attached its' giant suction cups to the camera being held by Murray as Malvestuto kept his camera rolling. Malvestuto said he had to keep the camera rolling because he knew that no one would believe what he was seeing.
The Giant Pacific Octopus has the ability to camouflage and blend into its' environment, making it invisible to the divers as they videotaped the area with their cameras on.
This video gives us a glimpse into a world most of us never see. The curiosity of this gentle giant is simply amazing.