"One of my personal favorite animals in the world, is the Whale Shark. I swam with them once in Sennen, England in 2007. It still is one of the top 3 coolest things I've ever seen in my life.
When I heard there was a Whale Shark sighting in Puako a few days ago by @oceanspiredamy I was so excited (and totally jealous) of what Amy got to witness. Let me tell you, this is a time when photos on instagram don't do much justice. Seeing a Whale Shark in the ocean is indescribable. They are amazing, gentle giants, yet still make your heart race a little because they have the same shape as a shark, just a wider, much bigger face, and the most incredible spots all over its body.
Through the power of Instagram, I came across a new organization started in Kailua-Kona, dedicated to researching and spreading knowledge of the Whale Shark and ultimately leading to increased protection of this rad creature.
Check out @hawaiiuncharted for more info and inspiration." -Tina, Sundot Owner + Ocean Lover 🐟