With the Coral Coast being one of the only places in Australia where the Whale Shark visits regularly and consistently and in large numbers, you can organise a tour to get in the water and swim with them.
We went out with 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive. We had heard may good reports about them and as soon as we boarded the boat we could see why.
The day starts with a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef as we wait for our spotter plane to get up on the air. The snorkel is a great way to start the day and anyone who has not snorkeled before or is not very experienced at it has the opportunity to learn and get comfortable with being in the water.
Once the plane is up we are back in the boat waiting for the call that a shark has been seen. Then our adventure begins.
The boat is split in to 2 groups and one group goes in to the water at a time to swim with the shark. During our day our group got in tot he water 7 times and we have the most amazing and incredible experience.
Snacks and lunch are provided throughout the day and we were also lucky enough to see humpback whales, a huge tiger shark, dolphins and turtles.
The crew are incredibly passionate about what they do and the Whale Shark that they swim with and doing one of these tours helps to aid awareness and protection of these animals. A portion of the money from you ticket goes towards the research of these little understood yet threatened fish. And once you swim with them it will touch your heart and you will also want to do what you can to preserve these special animals.
An experience of a lifetime and a memory that will stay with you forever.