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Whale Sharks

There are not many places on Earth that offer whale shark encounters on a regular basis, and Maldives belongs to those few!

Whale Sharks in Maldives 2019 - Best Time
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The abundance of plankton around the archipelago is an ideal breeding ground for the world's biggest fish, which stays at the Maldives for the whole year. This is not typical for the species, who prefer to migrate following the plankton's movement.

Whale Sharks in Maldives - Best Season 2020

Today there are three Marine Protected Areas where you can dive with this giant fish. One of the sanctuaries is found in Maamingili in the Ari Atoll. Another two are located in Baa Atoll—in Hanifaru Bay and Angafaru.

Whale Shark off Rangali, Maldives 2020
Whale Shark off Rangali, Maldives
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A truly worthwhile experience one has to experience at least once in a lifetime.