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Swimming with Whale Sharks

Known to be the gentle giant of the sea, the Whale Shark is the biggest fish of our oceans, with up to 15 meters in length and 10 tons of weight. They may live up to 150 years.

Due to their friendly behaviour, unlike other tourist boat tours like whales watching or shark cage diving, it is allowed for tourists diving and snorkelling alongside this incredible fish.

Here are the best places in the world for diving & snorkelling with whale sharks:

Mexico
Isla Holbox
Cancun 
from May to September
Cabo San Lucas
from September to April

Honduras
Utila
from March to May, from August to November

Belize
Gladden Spit
from April to June

Australia
Ningaloo Reef
from March to September

Philippines
Donsol Bay
Sogod Bay
from December to May
Oslob
all year
Puerto Princesa
from April to November

Mozambique
Tofo Beach
Bazaruto Archipelago
from October to April

Madagascar
Nosy Be Island
from September to December

Seychelles
South Mahé
September - November

Thailand
Koh Tao
from March to May & from October to December
Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
from February to April
Richelieu Rock
from Jenuary to March

Maldives
South Ari Atoll
All Year

Djibouti
Bay of Ghoubbet
October - February

Tanzania
Mafia Island
from September to March.

Indonesia
Cenderawasih Bay
from October to April

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Wolf Island 
Darwin Island 
June - December

Azores
Santa Maria Island
June - October

Saudi Arabia
Al-Lith
from February to June

Kenya
Diani Beach
from February to March