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#1 waterbaby

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:00 PM

hello all,

I've always wanted to dive and photograph whale sharks.  Can any one give me some recommendations on where to go and best time to go?



#2 il_kovacs

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

These are the places where I found them: Tanzania mafia island from february to April and Philippines in july and August

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

Cenderwashi Bay, Papua, Indonesia.

It's a 'one trick pony' dive, but one of the best.

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#4 TimG

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

Check out Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Not the easiest places to get to but the operators out there "guarantee" whale shark encounters - this, I think means if you don't see them on Day 1, they'll give you a free ride out on Day 2.  Its snorkelling not scuba. 

 

I visited some years ago and certainly saw them. An awesome experience - if exhausting snorkelling like crazy pushing a camera with domeport through the water.


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#5 tassietraveller

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

Isla Mujeres Mexico from June To September is famous for congregations. Snorkelling only as well.
I had some great encounters at Darwin’s Arch in the Galapagos.


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