Tour Company Captures Close Encounter Between Diver and Whale Shark in Maldives

A tour agency captured a whale shark and a diver swimming in close proximity in the warm waters of the Maldives, footage posted in late October shows.

Underwater footage captured by Rizkhan Mohamed of Shadow Palm Tours tour agency shows the majestic moment take place.

The company often shares underwater and drone footage shot off the coast of the popular archipelagic state on its Instagram page.

Whale sharks are also referred to as “gentle giants” due to their docile nature, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Credit: @shadowpalmmaldives via Storyful

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