Scuba diver gets up close and personal with sea lions

They took a keen interest in the diver

Sea lions get up close and personal with diver

A group of curious sea lions has been filmed checking out a scuba diver off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.

The diver films himself as he is surrounded by what appears to be a crowd of at least 20 sea lions.

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As he moves the camera, the sea lions can be seen ducking and diving around him, apparently totally unconcerned by his presence in the water.

However the diver might have been a little concerned when the playful animals started to gently bite his head...

The diver then took the camera above the surface of the water and it looks as if the animals were keen not to miss out.

As he surfaces, so do all of the sea lions, making barking noises as he heads back to the boat.

Britain's amazing sea life

Britain's amazing sea life