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A “tame” whale shark swam with tourists for five hours off the coast of Rayong province in eastern Thailand yesterday. Diving instructor Kru Off, from the Toy Boat Tour group, revealed that he took tourists out to Hin Pleng, a popular dive site about 13 nautical miles off the coast. As the tourists were swimming …

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For those who might not know, a whale shark is neither a whale, nor a shark. It is a fish, a very docile fish. They are rare and spectacular to see. I am a long time diver and snorkeler and have only ever seen them once. That was in The Phillippines, a place called Oslob. And they are tame there because they at fed regularly. 


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