Each person takes part in a regular high five, however, once hands have collided mid air, you keep your hands touching and then you each rotate your thumb as you move your hands upward, almost as if the awkward turtle was going for a swim into the sky.
The awkward turtle high five can be used in situations to overcome awkward moments, or just for fun.
"Um..My birthday was last week."
"Awkward turtle high five?!?!"
"Awkward turtle high five!"
*awkward turtle high five occurs*