- 1 Where is Cenderawasih Bay?
- 2 How do you get to Nabire Indonesia?
- 3 Where do whale sharks live permanently?
- 4 Where can I dive with whale sharks?
- 5 Where is Biak Island?
- 6 Where can you see whales in Indonesia?
- 7 Has a whale shark ever killed a human?
- 8 Are whale sharks friendly?
- 9 Do whale sharks jump out of the water?
- 10 Why is it illegal to touch a whale shark?
- 11 Has a whale shark ever eaten a human?
- 12 Is it bad to swim with whale sharks?
Where is Cenderawasih Bay?
Located on the east coast of Indonesia’s West Papua region, Cenderawasih Bay is the next frontier in remote Indonesian diving. Where Raja Ampat to the west of West Papua is still deemed by many as an isolated destination, Cenderawasih Bay is one step further off the beaten track.
How do you get to Nabire Indonesia?
Nabire is reachable by direct flights from Jayapura, Ambon and Biak. There is currently no direct flight from Sorong (Raja Ampat) even though both cities are in Papua. To get to Nabire from Sorong, you have to transfer via Jayapura or Ambon. An important note is that the Ambon-Nabire flight only goes every other day.
Where do whale sharks live permanently?
Whale sharks are found in warm, open waters of tropical oceans with few sightings in waters with temperatures below 22°C. Along with WA’s Ningaloo Reef, other popular spots include Gladden Spit in Belize, Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park and Djibouti’s Gulf of Tadjoura.
Where can I dive with whale sharks?
Seven Best Places to Swim with Whale Sharks
- Holbox, Mexico and Isla Contoy, Mexico.
- Gladden Spit, Belize.
- Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines.
- Utila, Honduras.
Where is Biak Island?
Biak Island, also spelled Wiak Island, Indonesian Pulau Biak, largest of the Schouten Islands and part of the Indonesian province of Papua, which spans the greater portion of western New Guinea.
Where can you see whales in Indonesia?
31 species of whales and dolphins are found in Indonesia and 16 of those are regularly seen in Raja Ampat, sometimes even from your over-water bungalow at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. Indo-Pacific bottlenose, spinner, Fraser’s and spotted dolphins are some of the most common sights in the area.
Has a whale shark ever killed a human?
These huge animals are not dangerous. Whale sharks have never attacked humans.
Are whale sharks friendly?
Whale sharks are one of the most amazing animals in the world — and while they may be sharks, they’re also one of the most gentle fish in the sea. In fact, whale sharks are so gentle, they’re completely safe to swim around.
Do whale sharks jump out of the water?
Answer: Sharks jumping out of the water are not common, although a few species do it. One of the most impressive sights of a shark jumping out of the water is the great white shark in the seal island where it does it regularly.
Why is it illegal to touch a whale shark?
Touching whale sharks can disturb the protective mucous layer on their skin – and it can also have unpleasant consequences for you or me. The tiny, tooth-like scales (known as dermal denticles) that cover the skin of most shark species can cause a painful graze known as “shark burn”.
Has a whale shark ever eaten a human?
A whale shark has never eaten a person While they do have 300 rows of teeth in their giant mouths, whale sharks don’t use them for eating. Each of their 3,000 teeth is tiny—less than half the size of an aspirin—and marine biologists aren’t even sure of their purpose. Whale sharks are filter feeders, like baleen whales.
Is it bad to swim with whale sharks?
Swimming with whale sharks in the middle of the ocean! While whale sharks have a huge mouth, they almost exclusively feed on plankton. That is why they are absolutely harmless to humans. They are mainly interested in fish eggs, algae and krill, and they are definitely not interested in the person swimming next to them.