Australia has been labeled by many tourist and magazines as the land of versatility when it comes to serving the people with different species of animals and cuisines infused with modern and traditional cultural heritage. The western part of the country has become infamous for its coral reef population by offering more than 200 corals reef for the locals and visitors to observe and admire. The Ningaloo reef has also been one of the most profound tourist attractions in the western parts of the country by providing more than 100 species of different and unique fishes such as manta rays, humpbacks and the Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark which has been serving as a major role in the developmental stages of the reef by attracting people from all around the world to admire the beauty.
The whale sharks have been recorded to be the size ranging from almost 12m and the largest vertebrates lurking in the oceans of the world. Unlike their counterparts the more aggressive kinds of sharks, these sharks resemble the whales in their qualities of behavior by being slow and calm. The months of April and July offers the largest migration of these majestic creatures towards the oceans of the world in search for food, the typical diet of these whale sharks includes plankton. The Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark expedition and dive programs enable the people to have the opportunity to swim and observe these majestic beauties within their natural habitat.
The Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark swimming programs have over the years perfected their art in making people experience the best of the reef and the journey of these sharks, The department responsible for the protection and implementing rules for people has taken different amounts of regulations to ensure the protection of these whale sharks and the people diving in with them. These regulations under their ambit allow only 5 to 10 people to dive at a single moment whereas the divers must be more 30 meters away from the animals in order to avoid distraction or disturbance in the path.
The companies that have been responsible for making people swim with these whales and launching the Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark program have envisioned a new scope and vision statements through these programs to boost Australia’s economic strength and capability by attracting more tourist not just for whale sharks but the humpback whales, the manta rays, the turtles and other coral species in these reef waters as well. The program has been attracting different people from all over the world who wish to discover the underwater traits of Australia.
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