Ningaloo Discovery is permitted to get nice and close to the Whale Sharks due to special permission from Department of Parks and Wildlife allowing us to interact with them. By approaching them nice and close, as close as 3m, you will be able to enter the water with our experienced in water guides and enjoy them as they swim close by. We will do all that we can to maximise your chances of an epic swim with a Whale Shark. With the help of our spotter plane we can find Whale Sharks that are nearby and be directed to their exact location.
All of our crew have participated in Department of Parks and Wildlife Whale Shark Training Program so they are very qualified and experienced in how to swim with Whale Sharks. The crew will explain to you how to best swim with your Whale Shark to increase our chances of a perfect experience.
**Please note that you must have basic swimming ability to participate in water activities.**