Whale Shark

Holds many records of size in the animal kingdom

Whale Shark Diving
  • The king of the oceans

    The Whale Shark is, by far, the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate on Earth! Some specimen have been reported with an approximated total length of 18 meters. Alike many other marine species the Female is larger than the Male. Whale Sharkcan be encountered in tropical waters, mostly in open waters in the region of the equator. This species is unique, and majestic, the first Whale Shark sighting is a memory that everyone keep in mind for life.

    How large is a Whale Shark

    Go diving with Whale Sharks in Triton Bay!

    Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT

    | 10 Days / 9 Nights | 3376 € Full Board

    Cruise in Triton Bay & Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Kaimana or
    Kaimana to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2023 February 13th to 22th

    338 per day instead of 375€

    Up to 4 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.8
    Life Onboard
    9.7
    Activities
    9.9

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    Where to see this amazing species?

    This great pelagic species records most of its worldwide population in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, for as much as 75% of its whole population. However, we also have big communities of Whale Sharks in Atlantic and South Africa areas. This huge animal lives between 1.900 meters deep and the surface, in tropical waters of at least 21°C temperature. In Indonesia, you can approach and dive with this amazing species in many places, including Bali, when the season comes it's not rare to encounter Whale Shark in Menjangan, Tulamben, and Nusa Lembongan, for sure you have to be in the right spot at the right time. But in a few specific spots such as Triton Bay, Cendrawasih Bay and Sumbawa islands you'll have the highest opportunity to see Whale Sharks. If diving with Whale Shark is on your bucket list, please have a look to our Triton Bay Cruise and Cendrawasih Cruise!

    Where to see Whale Shark

    Lifestyle habits

    Even though it is member of the shark family, the Whale Shark feeds exclusively on plankton and small fishes and pose no threat to humans. This marine animal has a very large mouth composed of 300 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads that allows him to filter its food, the unwanted catch is expelled through the gills. A Whale Shark can eat up to 20 Kg of Plankton per day.
    It is also known as being a migratory species which organize seasonal feeding and breeding aggregations in several coastal sites in the world. The biggest Whale Sharks’ gathering was recorded in 2011 with more than 400 individuals off the Yucatan coast!

    Whale Shark can eat up to 20 Kg of Plankton per day

    Growth & Reproduction

    At this point, the whale shark is still poorly understood but few studies indicated an estimation of 80 to 130 years lifespan of each individual. This is, again, a great record for this beautiful marine species! In 1996, a pregnant female has been reported bearing 300 pups, this indicates that the whale shark is ovoviviparous and that the females keep sperm and produce a steady stream of pups over a prolonged period. Amazing sustainable way of doing!
    Unfortunately, it is considered as an endangered species due to the impact of fisheries, its long lifespan and late maturation.

    Whale Shark in Indonesia

    Human & Whale Shark relationship

    These gentle giants can be encountered in many spots in Indonesia. It is believed that local fishermen and Whale sharks can sometimes create a special bond and a unique relationship. In few regions of Indonesia, the majestic animal is considered as an omen of good fortune and fishermen share their baitfish or their catch of small sardines with the large animals. Even if it's an exiting activity, while Snorkeling or Diving with Whale Sharks you have to remember some basic rules: Don't Touch, Don't Approach too fast, Be Nice and enjoy the show.

    Whale Shark & Human

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

    FAQ

    To enter Indonesia your passport must have:
    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
    •  At least one blank visa page
    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

    There is no Visa required for 61 countries and 1 region.
    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
    For more details about COVID restrictions, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.


    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.