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« on: 28 May 10, 15:07 »
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  • When and where are the best times and places to see Whale Shark?

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    Re: Whale Shark
    « Reply #1 on: 29 May 10, 00:30 »
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  • When and where are the best times and places to see Whale Shark?


    Feb to Apr.... Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte, The Philippines. Chase Whale Shark till we got bored last Mar 2010.

    Other places like Tioman or Aur is around late Oct-Nov, but you could face bad weather. Sighting at Koh Tao, north of Koh Samui, Thailand is around Aug-Nov.  Feb-Apr for Similans Island, Thailand. Not sure when or where for parts of Aust ??? I'm sure there are more places for Whale Shark sighting..... but these are all I could remember at this hour of the morning (0030hr)....  :P
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    « Reply #2 on: 29 May 10, 16:37 »
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  • Is it hard to "chase" them? Do u need to swim really fast?  :D
    Didn't know that you could sight Whale Shark at Tioman or Aur. :o

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    « Reply #3 on: 30 May 10, 00:00 »
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  • Is it hard to "chase" them? Do u need to swim really fast?  :D
    Didn't know that you could sight Whale Shark at Tioman or Aur. :o



    Any fish could swim faster than us underwater....  ;D We have to paddle like hell just to keep pace with the Shark. At the most.... I could only keep up for about 2 min. But sighting at Sogod Bay is plenty and very easy. The Shark stick around the area to feed and do shark things.... you'll easily find them. The problem is.... its the same few shark most of the time. While we were there.... saw only 3 difference shark. 1 small 6m and 2 big 8m fish.

    Theres been sighting at Tioman & Aur for quite some times.... but few people see them due to 'Off Season'. A DI friend of mine once saw a Whale Shark circling their group when they are doing their decomp at Aur. The fish stayed for about 10++ mins.

    My 1st sighting was a Tulamban, Bali.... at Liberty Werck. The shark swim off.... then came back to circle us for 2 round....  ;D


    Link to my Flickr Whale Shark video.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/hlocphotoscollections/sets/72157606866192837/
    « Last Edit: 30 May 10, 00:03 by diver-hloc »
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    « Reply #4 on: 30 May 10, 00:32 »
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  • When (which months) did u sight them at Tulamban, Bali? Didn't knew that they appear there too.

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  • When (which months) did u sight them at Tulamban, Bali? Didn't knew that they appear there too.


    By pure luck. Most such sighting are by pure luck unless at places where its the Sharks migratory path. My DM at Bali even claim to have seen 5 Mola at the Wreck one time.

    So... how good is your luck ??  ;)
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