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Basic Dive with the Whale Sharks informations

Dive depth

Dive depth: 1 - 10m (3 - 33ft)

Water temperature

Water temperature: 27 - 30℃ (81 - 86℉)

Current

Current: none - slight

Dive type

Dive type: big fish, shark and snorkeling

Difficulty level

Difficulty: beginner divers
Boat dive
Boat drive: about 88 minutes
Dive operator: Turtle Bay Dive Center

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  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

  • Whale shark

    Tagalog: Botanding, Isdang tuku, Tuko, Tawiki, Tuki-tuki, Isdantuko, Butanding

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 9.7 - 12m, max. reported length: 12.65mWeight: 9800kg, max. reported weight: 21000kgFound at depth: 0 - 700m, usually 0 - 100m

    Status: LC - Least ConcernDanger: Harmless

Basic Dive with the Whale Sharks informations

Dive depth

Dive depth: 1 - 10m (3 - 33ft)

Water temperature

Water temperature: 27 - 30℃ (81 - 86℉)

Current

Current: none - slight

Dive type

Dive type: big fish, shark and snorkeling

Difficulty level

Difficulty: beginner divers
Boat dive
Boat drive: about 88 minutes
Dive operator: Turtle Bay Dive Center

Dive with the Whale Sharks description

Dive with the Whale Sharks basic informations

You can see up to 8 or more whale sharks including mature males, females and some juveniles. The fishermen split the whale sharks into two groups and feed them brine shrimp (their natural food) from small fishing boats.

The fishermen feed the whale sharks from 6:00am to 1:00pm and lead them in front of visitors who can be sure of getting a close-up encounter with several whale sharks. No operations on Good Friday.

Where You Will See Them:

You will find the whale shark experience just off-shore from a beach in the small fishing village on Tan-awan, Oslob in southern Cebu. This is 77km from Turtle Bay Dive Resort – the scenic drive along the west coast of Cebu takes 90 minutes.The whale sharks are in the area all the year round.

What is Being Done to Protect the Whale Sharks:

In January 2012, the local government of Oslob introduced Ordinance 091-S12, which provides measures for the protection and conservation of whale sharks. The local government staff or the Dive Center Group leader