In the world there are only a few places where you can see the world’s largest fish or whale sharks. The place where they occur most abundantly are the coasts of Djibouti.
Djibouti is the smallest country in Africa. Mainly maintains is space for machines fighting in the Yemen war. It is covered mostly with deserts. However, the country’s true natural wealth is not on land.
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest fish among the currently floating in the Earth’s oceans. The average size of whale sharks is currently 10-12 meters, but individuals up to 18 meters long and weighing 45 tons have been found in the past.
The whale shark is not a typical shark predator. Like whales, manta and two other large species of shark feed on water by filtering. Therefore, it mainly feeds on plankton, but it does not despise small fish and crustaceans.
However, diving in Djibouti is not just whale sharks. We have four types of wonderful coral reefs here.
Unlike the Egyptian reef, it is not completely degraded. Virgin Djibouti coral reefs are full of not only beautiful healthy corals, divers are waiting for real density of coral fish.
January is the perfect time to go to Djibouti, not just diving. The average daily temperature and water temperature in January is around 30 degrees Celsius.
Probably the reason why there are so many whale sharks is the large amount of plankton found in the warm waters of the Aden Bay.