Whale Sharks and Scuba diving
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After all the searching for different whale shark watching companies. I have decided to go with Ningaloo dreaming. as they have their own spotter plane and for only 55 extra dollars i can add on a scuba dive.
within 15 mins of being on the boat we saw a sea cow (dugon) then a pod of humpback whales went by, unfortunatly no pics as the zoom on my camera is not very good. the first part of the day until 10 was snorkeling to see if people could swim and orientation in case we saw a whale shark. then the spotter plane was up. we found a 6 m shark and spent an hour with it. which is the max time allowed. my new camera was amazing for the sharks. I disobeyed the rules and went super close, i managed to get within 1 metre of the animal. after the time with the shark. it was time for my first dive. i was suprised how heavy the equipment was, using the respirator was very very easy, not at all how i remember it using brian's when i was younger. because i was new they wieghted me down so much that for 1/3 of it i was walking around on the bottom, which was not the nicest. and the rest how to deal with my new bouency. the coral we were around was very sparce and colourless. the diving and snorkling was very disappointing from a coral perspectiv, but swimming in the middle of schools of fish and seeing sea turtles are worth it i regret not seeing a manta ray.