Scuba diving in Whalesharks

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Current
Moderate to strong
Visibility
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Whale Sharks, also known as Kwatisore Bay, is the first divers talk about when they want to see a lot of whale sharks. The best time is early morning, when several whale sharks assemble under the fishermen’s platforms several for an easy meal. The whale sharks don’t like to come into contact with divers, but sometimes seem to enjoy it as bubbles from divers go across their bodies.

When to go

Divers can dive at Whale Sharks year-round. The monsoon is from July to September. The sea temperature is 26-29C/79-83F throughout the year. The whale sharks are present in the bay year-round.

What to see

While scuba diving, divers can see many types of fish, such as fusiliers, sharks, stingrays, and turtles.

Reachable from

Cenderawasih Bay

Liveaboards with trips to Whalesharks

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