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Gentle Giants

Today I swam with whale sharks, that is all, that’s all I have to say ... hahaha. Ok really I was awake early with nerves so got to watch the sun rise

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There was a bus & tender ride to get to our boat but once aboard we speed off to have a practice snorkel in the lagoon before powering out to the other side of the reef. Not long after been out there the spotter plane alerted us of the first whale shark...false alarm but it was only minutes later & we were ready to go. My first swim all I got was glimpse but I had 5 swims all up & one was just amazing, words cannot describe how it is to swim with gentle giants. They move fast & you tire of kicking to keep up, while avoiding the other 9 people in the water with you. In total we swam with 3 different whale sharks ranging from 5-7m. To finish it off we had a snorkel on the outer reef which was pretty cool. There is photos to come but the girl onboard who takes them will edit them & needs a few days, in the mean time here’s me enjoying my bubbles at the end

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While fighting the mozzies, the stars put on a good display

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Posted by ChristieA 09:16 Archived in Australia Tagged ocean marine_animals Comments (2)

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