Swimming with the whale sharks is one of the popular activities in the South of Cebu City. It has garnered a lot of attention from all over the globe. It has been getting a lot of popularity ever since the place was discovered from a local news media in the Philippines.
Despite the overwhelming popularity the said attraction has earned, it still has days where you can peacefully swim with the whale sharks without worrying too much of over crowded since there will be times that there’s only few tourists on that day, but it’s very often so if your luck is very high, you should be very fortunate to have this experience with less crowd.
With beautiful water clarity and barely anyone else in the water, you will spend the next hours surrounded by about 5-8 whale sharks. These creatures are massive yet incredibly agile in the water.
Things you should know about the Whale Sharks
For those of you who don’t know a lot about whale sharks, they are actually the largest in the fish species. Their size varies from 8 to 12 meters long (40 feet) and they can weigh up to 20 tons!
However, their massive size should not scare you at all, because they are best known as the gentle underwater giants. They feed mostly on plankton and are not known to pose any kind of threat to humans. It’s very important not to be wearing any sunscreen and to stay at least 4 meters away from the sharks and 5 meters away from their tails.
Swimming with these amazing giants was such a special experience that is really worth trying for especially for those who are into adventurous and fun experiences.