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.

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

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

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

Honduras
Utila: from March to May and from August to November

Belize
Gladden Spit: from April to June

Australia
Ningaloo Reef: from March to September

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


Mozambique
Tofo Beach and Bazaruto Archipelago: from October to April

Madagascar
Nosy Be Island: from September to December

Seychelles
South Mahé: September and November

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

Maldives
South Ari Atoll: All Year

Djibouti
Bay of Ghoubbet: October and February

Tanzania
Mafia Island: from September to March

Indonesia

Cenderawasih Bay: from October to April

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Wolf Island and Darwin Island: June and December

Azores
Santa Maria Island: June and October

Saudi Arabia
Al-Lith: from February to June

Kenya
Diani Beach: from February to March

Great White Shark Cage Diving

white shark cage diving
photo © Voyages etc… 

The Carcharodon Carcharias, commonly known as the great white shark, lives in the coastal waters of all the major oceans.

Its size is average 3,5 to 4 meters in length for males and 4,6 to 5 meters for females (larger female individuals can reach up to 6,2 meters and almost 2 tons of weight;  the largest white shark ever captured was a female of 7,14 meters). They can swim up to 56 km/h and reach depths of 1.200 meters under the sea level.
 
Maybe the most powerful and cruel predator, it is one of the most fascinating animals on earth. 
 
Being face to face with a great white shark is one of the most exciting experiences you could ever have.
There are few places in the world where do that: here are the best places for the great white shark cage diving:

white shark cage diving

We suggest you to contact the local companies to check the sharks presence before planning the trip.

DON’T miss it if you are traveling in these places… and don’t think about Steven Spielberg’s cult movie Jaws


** November 2020 update about the presence of white sharks in South Africa**

In the past three years, there has been a significant decline in the number of great white sharks in Gansbaai, one of the best places in the world to meet the majestic predators. Although a lot of news reported that the decline has been caused by Orcas attacks, the local research institutes expressed their concern about that: Orcas could have had an impact on the shark’s reduction, but several other reasons have to be considered, such as lack of protection of the environment, a decrease of food sources and fishing nets.

However, in the last months of 2020, some of the Shark Diving Companies reported sightings of a few great white sharks in the bay.

For further information, read the interesting report on White Shark Diving Company’s blog page at the following link: