The Lumineers Bob
Photo Credit: Two Oceans Aquariums

While on tour in South Africa, The Lumineers took some time out to dive with Bob the Green Turtle who is about to be released back into the ocean.


Cape Town, South Africa (09 December 2022) – The Lumineers recently visited South Africa on their Brightside World Tour. While in Cape Town, the band visited the Two Oceans Aquarium where they got to do a dive with Bob the Green Turtle.

Bob has been at the Two Oceans Aquarium since November 2014. He was found severely injured at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Now, eight years later, he is finally ready to head back to the ocean; the Two Oceans Aquarium is feeling both excited and anxious about the release. They are asking the public to please keep the oceans clean, so that Bob and every other turtle, have a fighting chance in the wild.

You can read Bob’s full story here. The Lumineers added their voice to Bob’s plight, sharing the photos of themselves diving with him. In their post on Instagram, the band gave some insight into Bob’s story too. They loved the experience and we don’t blame them! Bob is a pretty cool sea turtle.

To keep Bob and all the other turtles safe, we need to keep the oceans free of plastics and litter. These are confused for food and eaten by the turtles. We also need to keep the beaches free of plastic and litter. These beaches are used as nesting grounds for these endangered turtles.

“As we prepare Bob for his release back into the wild, we are calling on all to be part of making Bob’s ocean home a safer place for turtles – be part of #TheFlipperEffect! Cut out unnecessary single-use plastic, choose only sustainable seafood options, and spend more time loving and appreciating the ocean (learning to freedive like The Lumineers is a great idea)!”

You can also support the Two Oceans Aquarium by checking out the website here.

Take a look at The Lumineer’s dive below as well as their highlights reel from South Africa.


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Sources: The Lumineers / TOA 
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