MARINE LIFE around KOH PHANGAN
Take your chance to dive with a WHALE SHARK, the biggest fish on this planet!!
It is impressive and very safe as the whale shark does not have big teeth and behaves smoothly.
They can be between 3 up to 7 meters at this dive site. The adults, who can reach 15 meters long or more, usually stay away from the divers.
Whale sharks have a life span of 70 to 100 years. We have to respect them and never touch them as that can strengthen their lives in generating skin diseases.
Whale sharks are majestic, very friendly and are looking for the company of divers. As they will most likely swim around the divers, no need to rush! Just stay still and admire the creature. Its unique.
Whale sharks can be even seen by snorkelers as most of the time whale sharks are swimming close to the surface.
WHALE SHARKS ARE AMAZING!
As Whale Sharks stay shallow and close from the boats, divers and snorkelers can observe them. To do so, come with us to Sail Rock. Located between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, this dive site is frequently visited by whale sharks during all the year.
However your chance to spot one will be higher during the month of november and april when the amount of planctons in this area will be higher.
As the whale shark, or Rhincodon typus, is a slow moving filter feeding, he will be attracted by the planctons which are part of his food. The whale shark is as well attracted by the gametes released by the coral. This event happens during few nights around the FULL MOON, so each month during that time we have observed more apparitions of whale sharks.