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Western Australia: Home of the Whale Shark

by Travelbag on 01 August 2019, 09:08AM Western Australia: Home of the Whale Shark Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia boasts one of the world’s largest fringing reefs – a coral reef that lies close to shore. Swimmers, snorkellers and divers flock here from across the globe to discover this diverse underwater universe, home to wild manta rays, dolphins, turtles and giant schools of fish. But whale sharks are the region’s main attraction. These gigantic – but gentle – creatures can weigh up to 21 tons and reach 18 metres in length. We asked Mark Chipperfield to slip on his flippers, and get up close and personal with the world’s biggest fish.   Diving at Ningaloo Reef It’s 8.15am on a perfect morning in Western Australia. I’m kayaking across an impossibly blue ocean with my guide to the edge of Ningaloo Reef ...
Swimming with whale sharks

Swimming with whale sharks

Everyone asks if it’s scary, swimming with a whale shark. Thrilling, yes, squeal-inducing, of course but there is also something really serene about gliding through the water with these giant fish. Aussie rules are quite strict when it comes to wildlife tours and only 10 people are allowed in the water at any time, so it is easy to find yourself swimming alongside a 23ft whale shark in Ninga...
by Elen Thomas on 16 October 2013, 10:10AM



Top 5 Places in the World for Whale Watching

Top 5 Places in the World for Whale Watching

Watching a whale burst through the water's surface is a fascinating and unforgettable sight. There's something quite magical about seeing the largest mammal in their natural environment, at its most glorious. Whale-watching is one of the most popular wildlife experiences, but you might be surprised by how many countries have these gentle giants in their waters. So when you're planning your holid...
by Rianne Ojeh on 30 September 2013, 14:09PM



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