Whale sharks in the Red Sea?

Whale sharks in the Red Sea?

July 07, 2023

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Yes, you can see whale sharks in the Red Sea, especially in the northern areas where they are known to aggregate. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and they feed on plankton near the surface of the water. They are gentle and harmless to humans, and you can swim with them if you are lucky enough to encounter them. However, you should always respect their space and avoid touching or disturbing them.

Whale sharks are usually seen in the Red Sea from spring to summer, when plankton blooms attract them to the area. Some of the best places to spot them are Ras Mohammed Marine Reserve, Elphinstone Reef, and Shib Habil Reef. You can also join a liveaboard cruise that will take you to remote and pristine dive sites where whale sharks are more likely to be found2. Whale sharks are endangered and need our protection, so please follow the guidelines and regulations when diving or snorkeling with them.