Having a whale of a time! Incredible pictures of divers swimming alongside whales

Talk about having a whale of a time! These incredible snaps show the moment lucky divers got up close and personal with massive whales, as they swam alongside the majestic mammals.

Peter swims with the sperm whale

Peter swims with the sperm whale

Peter Allinson, from Maryland, US, was on holiday with his family in the Dominican Republic when he caught the amazing whales on camera in the crystal-clear ocean.

Marc Allinson swimming along with a sperm whale

Marc Allinson swimming along with a sperm whale

The divers look tiny in comparison to the whopping whales – but far from being scary, the whales seemed to enjoy the interaction as the divers stroked the whales and playfully headbutted them.

Unknown diver swimming with the majestic sea creatures

Unknown diver swimming with the majestic sea creatures

Peter’s son Marc was swimming alongside the sperm whales, who look like they are smiling as they mingle playfully with the divers.

Marc Allinson swimming along with a sperm whale

Marc Allinson swimming along with a sperm whale

Peter said: “It was an awesome experience.

A sperm whale smiling for the camera

A sperm whale smiling for the camera

“I felt so lucky I was able to capture this, it was a very special moment.”