4. Whale Sharks AKA The Gentle Giants
A lot of people have the misconception that whale sharks are whales, but they are actually a species of sharks. Known as the gentle giants of the ocean, a whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark known to be the largest fish (non-mammalian) in the world. There are many spots in the Maldives that are frequented by these delightful creatures, and Fuvahmulah is one of those spots.
Whale sharks are typically found in and around strategic sites located near Fuvahmulah from January to May. The whale sharks that frequent this location aren’t as large as the usual specimens, typically ranging between 6 and 9 metres.
Whale sharks are extremely gentle, shy, and sweet creatures which should not be approached lest you stress them out. For a full guideline on how to safely dive with whale sharks, click here.
Pelagic Dive Fuvahmulah