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Watch as couple come face to face with rare giant squid while diving off Japan

The size of the squid that Tanaka and Miki found was quite small (2.5 meters) compared to the length of a full-sized giant squid which can be up to 13 meters long.

Watch a couple come face to face with a rare giant squid while diving off Japan

  • A giant squid has been spotted off the west coast of Japan by two divers
  • In an extremely rare sighting, the sighting was captured on video
  • Divers were amazed by the event saying he would stay with them

A couple witnessed a rare giant squid while scuba diving in waters off western Japan. The squid was 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) long) with video showing the divers getting extremely close to the animal.

Dive instructor Yosuke Tanaka, 41, and his wife Miki, 34, were on a day trip when a fishing gear salesman told them about sightings of the elusive beast lurking off the coast of the city of Toyooka.

The couple went with local instructors and were amazed when the huge creature emerged after just 30 minutes of chasing the animal.

The size of the squid that Tanaka and Miki found was quite small (2.5 meters) compared to the length of a full-sized giant squid which can be up to 13 meters long.

The size of the squid that Tanaka and Miki found was quite small (2.5 meters) compared to the length of a full-sized giant squid which can be up to 13 meters long.

Marine experts say it’s rare for such large squids to appear near shore, but footage from Yosuke’s underwater camera shows how oblivious the pink squid appear to divers.

The enormity of the squid’s eyes was enough to make Tanaka’s mind think about how dangerous this creature was and how it could trap a whale, one of its top predators, with its mighty tentacles.

“I could see its tentacles moving. I thought it would be dangerous to be grabbed by them and taken somewhere,” he said.

The squid in the video appears slow with veils of loose skin hanging from its body suggesting the squid was weak.

“I could see its tentacles moving. I thought it would be dangerous to be grabbed by them and taken somewhere,” Tinaka explained.

Seeing a giant squid in the wild is extremely rare and only a few sightings have been reported.  Most of the time they are seen dead and washed up on beaches (stock image)

Seeing a giant squid in the wild is extremely rare and only a few sightings have been reported. Most of the time they are seen dead and washed up on beaches (stock image)

“We swam together and took pictures. I was so happy the squid was within my reach but his eyes were so wide. It was so big that I started to get scared. Miki told the press.

An honorary researcher from the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsunemi Kubodera, said it’s rare for a giant deep-sea squid to swim along the coast.

While giant squids are known to live in the waters of Japan, and even occasionally wash up on shore, seeing them alive in the wild is an extremely rare occurrence as their natural habitat is deep under water.

The researcher said it was a medium-sized mature squid and would be between one and two years old.

Tinaka said the experience would be with him for a long time.

‘It was very exciting. I think there is nothing rarer than that,” he said. “I heard that not much is known about this creature. I would be happy if it helps us to know more.

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