Harterink Mike and Dave van Stijn Scubasigns are the founders of an organization that helps local communities to develop ecotourism facilities for divers, creating environments that are more sustainable and profitable natural treasures.
They are concentrating at the moment in a unique project in Ache, in the Harlem Islands of Papua. On his blog (see links at end of article) detail some surprising behaviors of whale sharks have been seen there:
When diving with whale sharks in the Bay of Cenderawasih in Aye, you can find one swimming actively, as they are in the same place for hours. Sometimes you can find a few (2-3), but if you’re lucky, and working with a team of 10 people during a dive with whale sharks.