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Darren’s Taste 2 Travel Guide

Darren McClane is the most intrepid traveler I have ever known. He’s not a tourist, he’s a temporary resident of each of the 180+ countries he has visited. This gives him a unique insider perspective that he shares with us on his website:

-By Melinda Herndon
PADI & NAUI SCUBA Diving Instructor

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Maldives Travel Guide

Snorkeling with a majestic Whale Shark is an unforgettable experience.Excursions

A variety of excursions are offered each day, providing guests with the possibility to snorkel/ swim with Turtles, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks or indulge in some fishing or a relaxing sunset ‘punch’ cruise.

I chose to do the Whale Shark excursion and was glad I did. We had the opportunity to snorkel with four of these majestic creatures, which are the largest fish in the world, reaching lengths of up to 12 metres. The sharks are filter feeders, feeding almost exclusively on Plankton and are in no way a threat to humans. Since I have no underwater camera, the above (spectacular) photo has been kindly provided by my Vilamendhoo neighbours – Christine & Jeff Lees who were on the same trip with me. Thanks guys!

If you wish to learn more about Whale Sharks in the Maldives, you can refer to the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme website.