Sheraton Djibouti


BP 1924, Plateau de Serpent, Djibouti   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone (253) 21 32 80 00


Whale Shark Diving

Sheraton Djibouti Hotel External Ocean View.

The Sheraton Djibouti Hotel, External View


Situated at the point where the Red Sea flows into the Indian Ocean, the small, stable country of Djibouti offers divers an incredibly diverse range of marine life. The relative absence of tourism is a large part of its appeal, ensuring the pristine dive sites remain un-spoilt.

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Encounters with Whale Sharks

From mid-October to February plankton ‘blooms’ develop in an enclosed bay near Djibouti town called the Goubet al Kharab (the Devil's Cauldron). Although Whale Sharks can be seen throughout the year, encounters are especially common from October to February. These plankton-rich waters attract many of the great pelagic species into the area surrounding Djibouti. Recent research has recognized the particular importance of the bay in the development of juvenile Whale Sharks, which stay within the safe confines of Djibouti’s coastline. The Sheraton Djibouti hotel offered a dedicated Package experience over this period that is timed to maximize the likelihood of diving and snorkelling with these gentle giants.


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