Really! I did and I loved it. All right…whale sharks. They are the biggest fish in the ocean. Known as “Gentle Giants” I was able swim next to them until my legs gave out–which wasn’t long in 3 – 5 ft seas. Words can’t adequately describe the feeling being next to a 40 foot creature, looking them in their gold unblinking eye and know you are completely safe. (Unless YOU do something stupid!)
I must admit that my heart raced a bit when in the ocean wave turns into this:
The incredible beauty of these fish who allow small humans to interact with them is truly amazing. My first venture in the water, I had one of those surreal moments where I looked down and beneath me was a silent 40 foot creature. So close I could have touched it, yet it never touched me with dorsal fin or tail.
I have a new appreciation for sharks–I’ve always loved them! Whale sharks have my heart though. Too bad man is their top predator.