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Where can I dive w/ Whale Sharks?

  • xan310

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    Hello,

    where can I dive with whale sharks in Thailand? And is there any good diving sites that can be reached without a boat (close to the shore)?

    Thank you!!!

    #1 Posted: 27/1/2012 - 11:01

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  • idreamofdur-
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    Obviously there's no guarantee, but Phuket/Phi Phi/Similians and Koh Tao have regular whale shark sightings.

    Shore diving is popular in Thailand -- the good sites are only accessible by boat.

    #2 Posted: 28/1/2012 - 10:17

  • ayesha

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    Koh Tao is has a few sites where they are seen - but you do have to go by boat .....March, April , May and Sept and October are good times to come but they do pop up randomly during the year too....

    #3 Posted: 29/1/2012 - 01:14

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    oops, my previous comment should say:

    Shore diving is NOT popular in Thailand.

    #4 Posted: 30/1/2012 - 00:03

  • time2fly

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    sweet, I will be in Koh Tao in April. Looking forward to diving!!!

    #5 Posted: 7/2/2012 - 00:49

  • time2fly

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    I did 7 dives in Koh Tao and didn't see 1 shark.. Some some Rays, cool fish, crabs etc. The morning before I go there they spoted a whale shark.

    #6 Posted: 26/4/2012 - 22:34

  • ayesha

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    Whalesharks have been quite regularly spotted over the last few weeks - with intermittent sightings since March... Sept and Oct is also a another good time to see them.

    #7 Posted: 1/5/2012 - 01:28

  • vinadive

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    woa, you're so brave ^^!all you guys can dive with sharks >"

    #8 Posted: 12/6/2012 - 02:34

  • indo247

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    i did 350 dives round phuket/similans over 2 years, and never saw no whale sharks
    although we always used to tell the punters that there was a chance!

    #9 Posted: 6/3/2013 - 21:07

  • azshohan

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    As far as I know, there are obviously whales and sharks. But everybody should believe in fat! If luck favors, you may face them.
    Keep trying.

    Best Wishes!

    #10 Posted: 3/12/2013 - 09:11

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