It seems incredible, but local fishermens managed to feed whale sharks and now people from all over the world come to see this action with their own eyes. If you are going to the Philippines - be sure to include this trip in your itinerary.
Our journey starts from the dive center at 6:30 - 7 am, from where we get off on our trimaran (banka) in a two hour voyage. On board, you can drink a morning coffee and cheer up or take a nap under the peaceful rumbling of the diesel.
On the way to Oslob (the place where the sharks come), we begin to gather and prepare for a meeting with peaceful giants.
After a briefing, divers start diving (maximum depth is 12 m), and snorkelers are going to a small boat that takes them to the sharks in a couple of minutes. It is always interesting to observe the faces of people who first saw whale sharks - this mixture of surprise and delight with nothing to confuse!
Through the allotted time (30 minutes of snorkeling and 45 minutes of diving), overflowing with emotions, we return to our large boat and make a transfer to Sumilon isl. In the interval between dives we can have a delicious snack, fruit, coffee or tea.
During the dive on the island of Sumilon, we will again look at the sharks, this time reef - black tip and white tip. Usually they appear in the company of Carnax. The maximum depth is up to 30 meters.
There are possible currents in this place, so get ready for drift!
Snorklers at this time can enjoy swimming in clear water in the company of colorful reef fish.
After the dive, we go to Panglao. On the road we share our impressions and brag about photos and videos with amazing whale sharks!