Not all whale shark dives are created equal.
It can be easy to get excited and book a whale shark dive without doing the research needed to ensure it’s ethical and sustainable. But it is important to do that research and understand the role you play when it comes to seeing these majestic creatures up close.
An ethical whale shark dive benefits not only the whale sharks and the ocean’s delicate ecosystem, but it also benefits you as a tourist.
What is an ethical whale shark dive?
At its very core, an ethical whale shark dive takes responsibility for the protection of the whale sharks and their environment, sustaining it for generations to come, while still allowing tourists to enjoy and learn.
There are multiple companies out there that carry out unethical practices, such as luring whale sharks with food, overpopulating tour groups, and touching the whale sharks. These practices …