A very unusual sunfish was discovered in the waters of Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The sighting of a pair of sunfish by two divers off the shore of a popular Sydney beach was a “once in a lifetime” experience for them.
On Sunday, while scuba diving off Long Reef beach in the Sydney suburb of Collaroy, Justin Ewan and his friend Joshua Ku saw two “massive figures” swimming towards them.
Mr. Ewan quickly figured out that the shadowy shapes were actually two ‘curious’ sunfish, each measuring around 1.8 meters in circumference.

Off the coast of Long Reef beach in the Sydney suburb of Collaroy, two sunfish were spotted in the sea. An amazing film of the extraordinary experience was recorded using a GoPro (pictured).When it was Mr. Ewan’s turn to dive, he went down to a depth of ten meters and peered straight ahead, where he saw two large people approaching.

Until they got closer, I didn’t believe that the two large fish swimming toward me were actually sunfish. “They actually swam up to me so I think they were a bit more curious than I was.

“Since sunfish are generally found in warm water far offshore, Ewan said that the encounter was exceedingly unusual.

Mr. Ewan described the experience as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The sunfish, or Mola mola, is the largest bony fish in the ocean.

They are extremely rare in the wild due to their enormous size (up to 3.1 meters in length, 4.2 meters in height, and more than 2,000 kilograms in weight).

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