Whale sharks are on the top of the ‘must see’ list for many divers and marine tourists. If you’d like to have a more informative (and fun!) experience than is usually available to the public, you should join me on one of my research expeditions.
What’s the difference between an ‘expedition’ and a normal dive holiday? Well, these are journeys with a purpose. I’m trying to hit the best sites at the best possible times so I can maximise my (and your) chances of seeing plenty of sharks.
It’s a great opportunity to learn more about sharks, rays and general marine biology too. There’ll be some formal presentations during the trip, but lots of informal chatting as well.
Basically, if you’re keen on whale sharks, you’ll absolutely love these trips.
This will be my first time in the Maldives – can’t wait!
Mafia Island is a brilliant spot to see whale sharks, and host to the world’s most biodiverse reefs outside SE Asia. We’ll be snorkelling with whale sharks, getting some great dives in East Africa’s first Marine Protected Area (although this trip is fine for non-divers too), and generally having a thoroughly good time.
The world’s best dive destination. We’ll be there in the middle of whale shark season, when gigantic pregnant female sharks travel past Darwin and Wolf islands in the far north.