This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Whale Shark at Coral Bay Western Australia
This shot was taken at Coral Bay, which is around 1000Km north of Perth in Western Australia. The Whale Sharks migrate up the coast from April to June each year and this one was a juvenile at around 7 - 8 metres in length. We went out on a boat for the day and a spotter plane radioed the location of the Whale Shark when one was found. We spent about an hour swimming with it and there are strict rules about staying behind and to the side and not approaching too closely. A truly humbling experience to spend time with this majestic creature. Coral Bay is a remote location but a great holiday spot as the fish and coral are prolific and safely accessible directly from the beach!!