Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A GROUP of lucky divers were able to swim with a whale shark dur­ing a rare en­counter with one of the gen­tle gi­ants on the Great Bar­rier Reef. Townsville based char­ter boat Kalinda chanced upon the 7m long fil­ter feeder while sail­ing north of Cape Melville, 500km north­west of Cairns. Skip­per Dave Ste­wart said the whale shark ap­peared just as they were scop­ing for po­ten­tial dive sites. Mr Ste­wart said the whale shark hung around the ves­sel long enough for his pas­sen­gers to get into the wa­ter with it. It came straight over to the boat,” he said.

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