Quick Answer: Is Swimming With Whale Sharks Worth It?

Has anyone died swimming with whale sharks?

There has never been a recorded incident where a whale shark, which can be found in hot climate areas across the world, has purposefully injured or killed a human..

Is it OK to swim with whale sharks?

Probably the most common question asked about swimming with whale sharks is “Will they bite?” And the answer is no. Unlike most species of sharks, they are filter feeders, not hunters.

How much does it cost to swim with whale sharks?

RedBalloon’s whale shark experiences start at just $395 for the Whale Shark Swim and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Photos in Exmouth, WA. You will also find a swim with whale sharks cruise with lunch from $415 or a private whale shark swim and snorkel tour for up to 20 people from $7,800.

Why you shouldn’t swim with whale sharks?

Sharks are not commonly exposed to the types of bacteria that humans can have on their skin and are vulnerable to infection from too much contact. Excessive friction from rubbing against the side of feeder boats is the cause of many injuries to whale sharks.

Where is the best place to swim with whale sharks?

There are other great places to swim with whale sharks in the world, like Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, the Similan Islands, Thailand, Donsol Philippines, Triton Bay or Cenderawasih Bay near Raja Ampat in Indonesia, and Mafia Island in Tanzania.

Has anyone died from a whale shark?

‘We will miss you, Trixie’: Georgia Aquarium’s largest female whale shark dies. ATLANTA — The largest female whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has died. Trixie, who had been at the aquarium since 2006, died Friday, the aquarium said in a statement on its Facebook page.