Whale Shark

Holds many records of size in the animal kingdom

Whale Shark Diving

The king of the oceans

The Whale Shark is, by far, the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate on Earth! Some specimen have been reported with an approximated total length of 18 meters. Alike many other marine species the Female is larger than the Male. Whale Sharkcan be encountered in tropical waters, mostly in open waters in the region of the equator. This species is unique, and majestic, the first Whale Shark sighting is a memory that everyone keep in mind for life.

How large is a Whale Shark

Go diving with Whale Sharks in Triton Bay!

Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT | 10 Days / 9 Nights

Cruise in Triton Bay & Raja Ampat, 
Sorong to Kaimana or
Kaimana to Sorong 

Departures 2022:
9th Feb
- 22nd Feb

Departures 2023:
31st Jan
13rd Feb

360$ per day instead of 400$
Total 3600$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 4 dives/day

Please refer to the FAQ Section

Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.8
Life Onboard
9.7
Activities
9.9
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
Testimonials

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Liveaboard Triton Bay & South Raja Ampat

Day 1 : Embarkation in Sorong

In the morning we will pick you up at the airport or at your hotel located in Sorong area. You will receive a warm welcome once onboard and we will offer you a refreshing drink. We will do a small briefing and take you to your cabin. We will lift the anchor and start cruising South Raja Ampat.

Days 2 & 3 : South Raja Ampat

The South Raja Ampat is famous for its numerous world-class dive sites. In the South of Misool Island, you will find the dives sites of Boo, Yuliet, Fiabacet, Wayibalatan, Daram and Sagof… All these areas are composed of exceptional dive sites and we will have enough time within these two dives to cover most of them. We will do 4 dives per day and show you the most of South Raja Ampat.

Day 4 : Boo

In the morning, we will have enough time to go for three dives in Boo area, next to Misool. We will choose the dive sites according to your preferences and what you want to see. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the boat during the cruise to Pulau Pisang.

Day 5 : Pulau Pisang

Pulau Pisang mean “Banana Island”, no need to describe the vegetation growing on the land… In the water, we will go diving in T-Bone dive site which is a ridge that separates two islands. There is a big slope that leads to many elephant ear sponges! Two dives will be done in this area, as it is full of exceptional marine flora… In the afternoon, we will dive on the Dome dive sites which is a big seamount full of life. In the evening, we will head to Momon area.

Day 6 : Momon

Momon is the name of an area where there is an emblematic waterfall falling down the ocean. It is a unique place where wonderful dive sites are available. We will do 2 morning dives and go for an excursion to the top of the waterfall in the afternoon. It is a memorable day, a unique experience awaits you. Then, we will start crossing to Triton Bay.

Day 7 : Triton Bay

4 dives are scheduled today, we will go for two dives in the morning and two dives in the afternoon. The dive sites are yet to be chosen as we will do according to your preferences and to the conditions. Among the choices, we have the dive sites of Larry’s heaven, Bo’s Rainbow, Flasher Beach and many dive sites located in the strait that separates Aiduma Island and Southwest Papua.

Day 8 : Triton Bay area

Today, we will go for three other dive sites in Triton Bay area, we will do the one we did not explore yesterday. We have plenty of choice, this area is fruitful of world-class dive sites offering pelagic, colorful healthy corals and few macro sites.

Day 9 : Dive with Whale Sharks

Since, we always pick the right season, we will go finding the whale sharks under the local fishing boats. It is very common to find them hanging around in this area very early in the morning since all the fishes are more than abundant. Later, we will sail a bit more to reach Triton Bay where we will go for two wonderful dives.

Day 10 : Disembarkation in Kaimana

We will be arrived in Kaimana area in the morning, we will make a last great breakfast onboard, exchange some pictures and contacts with the group, start the check-out and say bye to the crew. Then, we will drive you back to the airport or to a hotel in Kaimana area if you plan to stay longer in West Papua.

* Please note that the itinerary and services mentioned above are subject to be changed if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require the captain or the crew to do so. However, we will always do our best to stick to this program.

Where to see this amazing species?

This great pelagic species records most of its worldwide population in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, for as much as 75% of its whole population. However, we also have big communities of Whale Sharks in Atlantic and South Africa areas. This huge animal lives between 1.900 meters deep and the surface, in tropical waters of at least 21°C temperature. In Indonesia, you can approach and dive with this amazing species in many places, including Bali, when the season comes it's not rare to encounter Whale Shark in Menjangan, Tulamben, and Nusa Lembongan, for sure you have to be in the right spot at the right time. But in a few specific spots such as Triton Bay, Cendrawasih Bay and Sumbawa islands you'll have the highest opportunity to see Whale Sharks. If diving with Whale Shark is on your bucket list, please have a look to our Triton Bay Cruise and Cendrawasih Cruise!

Where to see Whale Shark

Lifestyle habits

Even though it is member of the shark family, the Whale Shark feeds exclusively on plankton and small fishes and pose no threat to humans. This marine animal has a very large mouth composed of 300 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads that allows him to filter its food, the unwanted catch is expelled through the gills. A Whale Shark can eat up to 20 Kg of Plankton per day.
It is also known as being a migratory species which organize seasonal feeding and breeding aggregations in several coastal sites in the world. The biggest Whale Sharks’ gathering was recorded in 2011 with more than 400 individuals off the Yucatan coast!

Whale Shark can eat up to 20 Kg of Plankton per day

Growth & Reproduction

At this point, the whale shark is still poorly understood but few studies indicated an estimation of 80 to 130 years lifespan of each individual. This is, again, a great record for this beautiful marine species! In 1996, a pregnant female has been reported bearing 300 pups, this indicates that the whale shark is ovoviviparous and that the females keep sperm and produce a steady stream of pups over a prolonged period. Amazing sustainable way of doing!
Unfortunately, it is considered as an endangered species due to the impact of fisheries, its long lifespan and late maturation.

Whale Shark in Indonesia

Human & Whale Shark relationship

These gentle giants can be encountered in many spots in Indonesia. It is believed that local fishermen and Whale sharks can sometimes create a special bond and a unique relationship. In few regions of Indonesia, the majestic animal is considered as an omen of good fortune and fishermen share their baitfish or their catch of small sardines with the large animals. Even if it's an exiting activity, while Snorkeling or Diving with Whale Sharks you have to remember some basic rules: Don't Touch, Don't Approach too fast, Be Nice and enjoy the show.

Whale Shark & Human