You are at the man at the top. You are standing at the 55th floor with a cigarette delicately dangling between your lips. You put it out on the ash tray and just while you think you have enjoyed everything under the sun you see a Ningaloo reef journal lying on your desk. After a little read you decide to add a little thrill to your life. A swim with the Ningaloo reef Whale Shark!
Every year as from March to August, whale sharks (world’s biggest fish) converge at the Ningaloo reef. A chance to go for a swim with such a massive beast of the waters is definitely an opportunity of a lifetime that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. The Ningaloo reef whale shark feeds on plankton and they spend most of their time cruising from ocean to ocean in search of plankton to feed on. As you snorkel while the Ningaloo whale sharks cruise from Exmouth to Coral bay, it proves to be an extraordinary experience for swimmers of all ages. Everyone that visits the Ningaloo reef always leaves with words such as incredible, life changing or inspiring in their mouths.
The Ningaloo reef whale shark gives a whole new look on nature and showing you how beautiful nature can be since as big as they are, their size is a non-issue and rather insignificant to their very gentle and inquisitive nature. They measure up to 12 metres and weighing almost 20 tonnes. They are slow swimmers and move their entire bodies from side to side for movement and they mostly swim close to the surface. The most intriguing aspect of the Ningaloo reef whale shark is that up to now their breeding ground is not known and only one pregnant shark has ever been recorded in Ningaloo reef. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia is Exmouth and Ningaloo reef because of the wide diversity of marine life. The whale shark is also found in other parts of Australia but it is only Ningaloo reef where the Ningaloo reef whale sharks converge in such large numbers.
Well, when going to the Ningaloo reef to swim with the Ningaloo reef whale shark, beast of the waters ensure you are equipped with sunglasses, a towel, a sunscreen, sun smart clothing and definitely your credit card. Also if you suffer from seasickness ensure you acquire the treatment tablets at the local pharmacy. Lastly don’t forget a camera since a picture is worth 1,000 words. You’ll definitely want to relive the moments over and over again. Make your reservations as early as possible. Don’t miss out!