The Most Famous Cetaceans
Orcas, or more commonly known as killer whales, are one of the most famous cetaceans on Earth. Their unmistakable large black bodies with white undersides and white spots above and behind the eyes are characteristic of these very social animals. They live in complex family groups, or pods, of up to 50 whales. The intricate dynamics of these pods include adult whales teaching the young many important skills needed to survive in the ocean. This knowledge is passed on from generation to generation. Encountering a pod of orcas while scuba diving is an experience like no other.
Killer whales are found in all oceans, in both cold and tropical regions. Most often, however, they are seen in cold coastal areas. They can grow up to 10-meters-long and are the largest dolphins in the world. Witnessing their intelligent social behavior and hunting techniques is an unforgettable experience. Are you curious? Then go diving with Orcas!