By Lubna Hamdan
Divers will be accompanied by world free-diving record holder Pierre Frolla
Residents and tourists in Oman will get the chance to swim with sharks from September 29 to October 4, alongside world free-diving record holder and environmentalist Pierre Frolla.
The experience by SeaOman, the marine leisure arm of government firm Oman Sail, will take place during the annual whale shark season which lasts from September to November.
Unlike their fatal kin, such as great white sharks, whale sharks are friendly and harmless, despite being the largest fish species in the sea, reaching a length of over 18 metres.
Limited slots to swim alongside #WhaleSharks with world #freediving record holder Pierre Frolla, Sept 29 - Oct 4. For bookings call 24274201 pic.twitter.com/csgCr6aXOL— SEAOMAN (@DiscoverSeaOman) August 27, 2017
Frolla will also be holding free-diving workshops during the season, when there is an average 90 per cent chance of spotting whale sharks as they travel towards the Damaniyat Islands off the coast of Oman. The workshops will take place on October 6 and 7 with 24 spaces available every daily.
The free-diving experience has 200 limited slots, with each slot accommodating 40 people.
Both sessions will start at SeaOman’s headquarters in Al Mouj Marina, Muscat, where divers will be transported by powerboat to an equipped boat.
Registration and booking can be made with SeaOman.