4.28 me­tres

Asian Diver (English) - - Shark -

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Indo-Pa­cific: Much of the life cy­cle of the pelagic thresher shark is still a mys­tery, but they are know to in­habit pri­mar­ily pelagic open ocean en­vi­ron­ments and are only oc­ca­sion­ally sighted in shal­low wa­ters. They have been recorded from the sur­face to depths of at least 150 me­tres. They will as­cend from deep wa­ter to feed and visit clean­ing sta­tions The pelagic thresher shark is an elu­sive deep wa­ter species that avoids hu­mans and are there­fore very dif­fi­cult to en­counter. Only one place in the world ex­ists where it is com­mon to see this species and that is in Mala­pas­cua in the Philip­pines. Divers need to be in the wa­ter early, as the sharks are most of­ten seen at sun­rise when they ap­pear from the depths to visit a clean­ing sta­tion known as Monad Shoal. Vis­i­tors from all over the world de­scend upon this tiny is­land, hop­ing to see the thresher shark for them­selves and this tourism ac­tiv­ity now sus­tains the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple who live in the area

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