October 13, 2005
Nothing could be more beautiful than watching a whale shark swim underwater in its natural habitat. The peace and quiet of the seas is soothing to the traveler, and keeping in touch with nature makes one feel intimate with our surroundings. There we were floating on the surface of the sea watching other God's creations live their life in their habitat. But it wasn't that easy to just snorkel to watch the whale sharks. We had to ride a small pump boat and wait for the guide to direct us where he spots a whale shark. Then, the guide would shout "jump!" and immediately, we had to dive into the water or else pass the opportunity of seeing the giant beauties.
At first, we felt a bit apprehensive and nervous of this adventure but after a briefing at the tourism office, we were prepped up to get into action. The tourist office is well equipped and gives out lots of information about whale sharks and how to interact with them. Equipment is not a problem, as there is a lot that is rented out at a minimum fee. The people are friendly, especially the escorts in the whale shark-watching.
From journal Going After the Whale Sharks