Did you know?
Since 2001 there has been a ban on fishing whalesharks in 9 of the countries they frequent, however, whalesharks are still hunted illegally all around the world
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- What you can expect on your whaleshark tour
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- Keeping You Safe
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- Info About the Whale shark
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Staying Safe when Swimming with whale Sharks
Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim is an experienced, expert marine tour operator. We have a 100% Safety Record for a reason, and that is because we take the time and make the effort to make this happen. Through a combination of the right staff, the right gear and the right processes, we focus on safety as the first requirement to running whale shark tours.
All our staff meet and exceed minimum training guidelines for working with guests in a marine environment. Most are Divemasters, Dive Instructors and Accredited Snorkel Guides, or in training to become one of these. They all have their Advanced First Aid, CPR, and most have Oxygen training as well. (We run with an Oxygen cylinder onboard at all times.)
We use wetsuits, lifejackets, noodles, floats and our crew to ensure each and every one of our passengers is safe in the water, and to maximise each person’s ability to swim with a whale shark.
We have developed comprehensive safety briefings that we use through the day to make sure everyone onboard knows what is going to happen, what could happen, and what to do if it does happen.
So you can honestly relax and let us take care of you. We are onto it, good at it, and committed to keep getting better at it too!