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Where can I dive w/ Whale Sharks?

Posted by xan310 on 27/1/2012 at 11:01

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!!!

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 28/1/2012 at 10:17 TF writer

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.

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Posted by ayesha on 29/1/2012 at 01:14 TF writer

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....

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 30/1/2012 at 00:03 TF writer

oops, my previous comment should say:

Shore diving is NOT popular in Thailand.

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Posted by time2fly on 7/2/2012 at 00:49

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

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Posted by time2fly on 26/4/2012 at 22:34

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.

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Posted by ayesha on 1/5/2012 at 01:28 TF writer

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.

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Posted by vinadive on 12/6/2012 at 02:34

Posted from within Vietnam.

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

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Posted by indo247 on 6/3/2013 at 21:07

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!

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Posted by azshohan on 3/12/2013 at 09:11

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!

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