Whale Sharks, Great White Sharks And More…

Here’s some links to spectacular whale shark and great white shark videos along with my rundown of where I dived in 2007 I did a lot of diving around Asia during 2007 – Philippines, Palau, Australia, Bali, Thailand – which I’ve recapped on my End of Year Review on my other site Travelhappy. (It seemed […]

Halt The Salt! Ningaloo Reef Under Threat From Huge Salt Mine Operation

Exmouth Gulf – one of Western Australia’s most environmentally important areas and one of the best places to see whale sharks in the world – is under potential threat from a plan to build one of the world’s biggest salt mines. Halt The Salt is a website dedicated to stopping the construction of the world’s […]

Whale Sharks: The Giants Of Ningaloo Reef

“Whale Sharks: The Giants Of Ningaloo Reef” is a unique book by Geoff Taylor that provides an amazing photographic and text document about the whale sharks of Western Australia This is, in every sense, a magnificent book – a hefty, oversized hardback chock full of spectacular photographs as befits its subject matter, the biggest fish […]

Whale Shark Pics On Flickr

It’s not often whale shark pics turn up on photo sharing site Flickr – but when they do, it’s worth the wait I keep tabs on the “whale sharks” tag on Flickr – it’s pretty quiet most of the time, but this morning I was rewarded with a glorious set of photos taken by Flickr […]

Whale Sharks Bring Prosperity And Problems To Philippines

The whale sharks of Donsol are proving a huge tourist attraction for the Philippines – but they are also bringing new problems for the tiny town to cope with I wrote a while ago about wanting to visit the town of Donsol in the Philippines, which has become famous in the last 10 years due […]

The Whale Sharks Of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Whale sharks appear every year at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, one of the most pristine and important coral reef systems in the world How can you not want to go somewhere called Ningaloo Reef? I first heard about this irresistably named place reading my Lonely Planet Australia in rainy England while I was preparing […]

Ningaloo Reef may go ‘World Heritage’

One of the world’s most spectacular places to dive, Australia’s Ningaloo Reef is in line for long overdue protection NineMSN: “Western Australia is closer to asking for World Heritage protection for Ningaloo Reef, one of the world’s most pristine marine environments. “Ningaloo Reef is world renowned for its biological diversity, superlative beauty and outstanding geological […]

Whale Shark video

Google Video has some great free scuba diving clips to watch online – including some spectacular footage of a whale shark seen last year in Thailand Recently I wrote about where to see whale sharks in Thailand – and this 2 minute video clip of a whale shark seen at Richelieu Rock last year provides […]

Whale Sharks In Thailand: Where To See Them

Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, growing up to a staggering 15 metres in length. yet they are completely harmless to humans and one of the most amazing underwater sights for scuba divers in Thailand Whales sharks are by no means only found in Thailand – the Maldives’ tiny Hanifaru Bay, Sogod […]

Dreaming of Diving: Donsol, Philippines

The Philippines are one of the premier dive destinations for seeing whale sharks, especially from the island of Ticao I spend a lot of time dreaming about where I can go diving next. South East Asia is home to the richest marine biodiversity in the world, and virtually every country in the region has scores […]

Borneo Diving: Lankayan

Set amongst a Marine Conservation Area, the tiny island of Lankayan boasts some of Borneo’s best diving and seasonal visits from whale sharks An hour’s speedboat journey from the city of Sandakan, home of the Sepilok orang’utans, Lankayan is another, equally important Sabah wildlife preservation project. Lankayan and its two neighbouring islands have been declared […]