For this distressed whale shark, Daniel Zapata and fellow divers knew they must act quickly. It was decision time.
Despite opinions that it would be too difficult and dangerous to free the whale shark, Daniel knew they had to remove the rope. "It felt so good to cut the whale shark free. I found a thinner section of the rope and cut through it. I unwrapped the rope from each side of the whale shark and finally she was free," said Daniel.