Whale Shark off Bang Saphan

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Whale Shark off Bang Saphan

Post by Big Boy » Tue May 09, 2017 12:13 pm

TAT have today published photos of a rare sighting off Bang Saphan yesterday. A whale shark playing with swimmers - beautiful. The accompanying text says get to Bang Saphan quickly, or you may miss it, so I'm not sure if it's been around for a few days.
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Post by PeteC » Tue May 09, 2017 12:19 pm

Yes, please get it out of the gulf ASAP before it ingests enough plastic to kill it and it washes up on to a beach.
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Post by RCer » Tue May 09, 2017 2:34 pm

Saw video on tye news yesterday. Always beautiful to see.

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Post by migrant » Tue May 09, 2017 7:55 pm

Buksida, and we are away...
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Post by Takiap » Wed May 10, 2017 9:09 am

For those who missed the opportunity to swim with this whale shark, we advise ordering some of its meat at the local market. :duck:
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Post by mariad » Fri May 19, 2017 7:19 pm

I think the other shark is more beautiful than the whale shark.

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Post by HarleBen » Wed May 24, 2017 2:06 pm

I haven't seen this beauty live. I really love to see one someday somewhere.

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Re: Whale Shark off Bang Saphan

Post by buksida » Wed May 24, 2017 2:41 pm

You wont see one in Hua Hin!

Here is where that one was spotted: http://www.bangsaphanguide.com/
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Post by hhfarang » Sun May 28, 2017 9:20 pm

HarleBen wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 2:06 pm
I haven't seen this beauty live. I really love to see one someday somewhere.
Dive a site called Richeleu Rock in the Andaman Sea. They're nearly always there. I shot this there some years ago.
we saw them on every dive over two days.
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Post by migrant » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 am

Went fishing yesterday here in Bang Saphan. Two of us got about 35 dorado. The whale shark hung out, back and forth, for a few hours. It would come by, circle the boat, and take off. Pic is bad, from a Iphone but it looked about 7-8 meters.
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Post by hhfarang » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:31 pm

That's clear water for a whale shark. Great photo op for divers or snorkellers!
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Re: Whale Shark off Bang Saphan

Post by HarleBen » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:37 pm

hhfarang wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 9:20 pm
HarleBen wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 2:06 pm
I haven't seen this beauty live. I really love to see one someday somewhere.
Dive a site called Richeleu Rock in the Andaman Sea. They're nearly always there. I shot this there some years ago.
we saw them on every dive over two days.

Whale Shark off Richelieu Rock, Andaman Islands.jpg
I really want to visit sites near Burma. I hope one day I see it too :)

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