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Mar 10, 2006 - The Philippines - Donsol (Whale Shark hunting!)

Flying Manila to Legaspi then a 2 hr transfer got us to Woodland Beach Resort a few km's outside of Donsol. Considering the amount of dives we have done recently desperately hoping we'd see a whale shark it seems almost ridiculous that within ½ hr of arriving at Woodlands we were swimming with one! Unbelievable. We've read up on them, seen loads of pictures, and seen them on tv but nothing prepares you for the sight of how big they really are, We thought the huge Manta Ray we'd seen gliding around the Similan's was incredible, but this was...

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Feb 28, 2005 - Donsul, Philippines

JG: OH MY GOD...we have just had the most amazing experience. It took us 22 hours to get there but after 2 boat and 2 bus journeys we arrived in Donsul, slept and the next morning we took a boat to see if we could find any whale sharks. We ended up finding 8 or 9 WHALE SHARKS and swimming with them all. We spent about 1 hour with one, just following it as it came up close enough to touch. Their mouths were about 5 ft wide and they just didn't care we were there at all. Terry camptured some of it on film with our new toy BUT it was too big...

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