Whale Shark is the world’s largest fish of all the species. If you like these beautiful animals, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hosts the research programme of whale shark of Maldives through February. You could join skilled persons in this field with charitable research organization for diving excursion or a snorkeling. If this month it is not happening, you could consider some of these hotspots.
These endangered species swim close to the surface of water. There are ideal places and times to have a glimpse of the fish even you could swim with whale sharks. It grows up to the length of eighteen to thirty two feet weighing approximately twenty tons. This feeds on plankton and always keeps its mouth wide open to have feast on whatever comes on its way. The biggest fish is dark colored with white spots on its back. They prefer warm waters you could see them in tropical seas. They migrate during every spring to Australia to Ningaloo area which offers immense supply of plankton. These creatures are very peaceful and docile in nature. They are the main attraction of snorkelers and scuba divers. The giant sized animal avoids confrontations. They trust humans. If they are met with aggressive behavior they can be driven away.
Between February and May at Richelieu Rock in Thailand, mid March through mid July at Ningaloo Marine park in Australia, from June to September at Isla Mujeres in Gulf of Mexico, from March through June at Palencia at Belize and August through October at Mahe in Seychelles are the best dive spots. The magnificent whale shark at the site is known for shark sighting.