Whale Shark Speciality
We aim to teach you about the biology, behavior, and distribution of whale sharks as well as their conservation status and worldwide research on the species. You will learn how to plan all aspects of a dive or snorkel with whale sharks, paying special attention to non-impact practices. The importance of whale shark monitoring activities is highly stressed during the course and the Whale Shark Photo ID website will be introduced as an example of how to get involved with conservation.
You don’t need a dive qualification to swim with whale sharks, but it does help! The PADI Whale Shark Awareness Distinctive Specialty course introduces divers and snorkelers to the world’s largest fish, while teaching proper techniques for minimal impact recreational diving. This ensures everyone enjoys their interactions with whale sharks with no adverse effects on the creatures, their habitat, or their behavior.