Former Italian Navy diver Pino Termini of Naples claims to have seen the ghost of Steve Irwin while diving at Batt Reef in tropical North Queensland. Batt Reef is a coral reef off Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia and a part the Great Barrier Reef.

As I started my dive I saw somebody and was surprised because I saw no other boats around”, Termini explains. “Then I noticed that the person had no oxygen tank or mask, the person swam towards me and I realised that it was none other than the crocodile hunter himself: Steve Irwin. I freaked out, but he looked calm and at peace. I have seen a lot underwater but never a ghost. It was as if he was looking after the spot where he met his end, I felt that I should not impose myself on his turf as it was his and it seemed as if he was caring for the living creatures there.”

Pino Termini dived for the Italian Navy for seven years and now spends most of his time travelling around the world looking for great dive sites.

Steve “The Crocodile Hunter Irwin died at Batt Reef in 2006 after being fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray barb.