It’s early in the morning. You’re standing on the dock of a small fishing village. The man in charge goes over the rules. Keep your distance from the animals at all times. No touching. No riding. No sunscreen. Sounds like good advice!

You grab a mask and snorkel. You put on your life jacket. You hop in a boat. The captain paddles from shore. He tosses some shrimps into the water.

The shrimps attract the biggest fish in the ocean. They are whale sharks.

Tourists watch whale sharks in the Philippines.

Tourists learn about whale sharks before they swim with them.

You jump in the water! You hold onto the side of the boat. Then you dip your head underwater. There, you see a huge whale shark swim past. You pull out your waterproof camera. Click. Click. Click.

Tourists swim with and take pictures of a whale shark.