Happy New Year, Miss Whaleshark!
Happy New Year and welcome to 2017!
The close of 2016 brought us our first encounter with the gentle giant of the sea - a whale shark! Spotted on the Perpendicular Wall, an outstanding wall dive with amazing soft corals and hidden critters, the whale shark greeted divers at 25 meters. The divers reckon from their encounter with it that it was a juvenile female, which one doesn't see very often, as many whale sharks populations around the world are typically juvenile males. She hung around for several passes and certainly seemed interested in what the divers were up to. Our diver, Elena, who has been out with us everyday the past week was overjoyed and shot some amazing photos of the 5 meter beauty. This was only the start and now Extra Divers Christmas Island is super excited for what 2017 has on tap for big fish!