Finally, Richard in a shot with a whale shark as captured by one of our whale shark watching guests

We’ve had a very exciting whale shark season in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, with sightings every month so far this year.

PADI Course Director Richard Swann and many of the guests at Downbelow, have been supremely lucky to have had multiple whale shark encounters during dives in Kota Kinabalu’s TAR Park.

Richard has expanded his whale shark photography collection with some beautiful close-up shots of these gentle giants and our instructors have also gotten up close and personal with Sabah’s whale sharks.

If we were excited about monthly whale shark sightings in Borneo, then this weekend past was pure whale shark sighting ecstasy.

Since Friday, whale sharks have seemingly popped up left right and centre, with no less than 3 separate whale shark sightings right here in Kota Kinabalu’s TAR Park.

Our guest have gotten some unforgettable whale shark photos, one even featuring Richard, who more often than not is behind the the camera.

Now is a great time to get in the water with Downbelow for heightened chances of seeing whale sharks. What are you waiting for? Contact us now!

Guest Ashley Whitworth took this picture of another guests who encountered a whale shark during his Nitrox dive

We kicked off the weekend on Friday with this beautiful picture of our first weekend whale shark