Never know what you might see in a dive class here. A while back during an advanced class we had the fortune of crossing paths with a whale shark (spotted by captain @tommyboyyyy), off Waikiki of all places!
Just announced lots of freediving class dates for this summer, on all the islands: - MAUI: 5/26 - 28, 6/30 - 7/2 - O'AHU: 6/16 - 18, 7/21 - 23 - KAUA'I: 7/8 - 10 - KONA: 6/9 - 11, 7/14 - 16 - Advanced (Kona): 7/28 - 30
Looking forward to diving with lots of new and former students...and hopefully another whale shark too!
For him, taking a good photo op with the butanding was his concern, but for me, keeping a 4 meter distance away from the butanding was the way to go to not get penalized which apparently was...MEH 🐳🏊🏼💦👙😅 1/3
The largest ever confirmed whale shark was 41.5 ft and weighed about 47,000 lbs. Unconfirmed whale sharks over 46ft are often reported. They live in warm water in tropical oceans, and are thought to live about 70 years
Thanks to my insulin pump being waterproof, I didn't have to worry about that while swimming with these Giants. (if you look closely, you can see my pump on my right hip)
The whale shark is the world’s largest living fish, growing up to 18m in length. These placid plankton feeders have a distinct pattern of white spots and stripes that is unique to each individual. Whale sharks have a possible life span of more than 100 years as they cruise the oceans of the world. Get up close and personal to these gentle giants at the Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival this weekend! 📷: Richard Pillans/CSIRO