Apart from its lavish coral engineering and it being the home of the submerged Igara ship, Anambas is likewise a fixation among divers for its graceful goliaths: whale sharks. This guide will help you how to spot and swim mindfully around these delicate leviathans when you dive Anambas.
The giant migrators
Whale sharks are transient species—they do not remain in one place for good. These generally lone goliaths just meet up in gatherings, to feed on plankton-infested waters. From that point forward, they float off to irregular destinations.
Spot them in groups
In Anambas, you are fortunate if you see one of them around in one of your dives on the principal quarter of the year, however, the most precise time to detect these inviting critters in vast total is on their movement season between September and October.
How to act around the gentle giants?
These far-wandering creatures are to a great degree inquisitive and delicate. Amid your dive, they will try to approach you for a nearby look—and it is immensely hard to dismiss their solid moxy—however before you do anything rash that may hurt you or the animal, attempt to consider this conducts when diving with the sea’s biggest fish:
- Try not to restrict their natural movements. They must feel free while they are feeding.
- Do not touch, ride or run after the whale sharks. They are delicate creatures.
- You can take photographs, but remove the flash or anything that will drive them off.
- Try not to utilize dive bikes/fly skis or any mechanized gears around them.