Swimming with the giants

In a first for Western Australia, visitors to Ningaloo Marine Park could swim with humpbacks whales as part of a four month trial. Whale watching and swimming with whale sharks are extremely popular activities in the area, drawing thousands of visitors each year from around the world.

Encouragingly, humpback whale numbers have steadily recovered and Western Australian population estimates have now reached pre-whaling figures.

There are strict rules around swimming with these giants of the sea and the activity is restricted to licensed tour operators.

You can find out more here.