Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.

18 Comments

  1. Jennifer Schlueter - Discovering Legacies
    10 Sep 2017 @ 1:47 am

    Amazing! I want to do this so bad <3

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  2. Chandrika
    10 Sep 2017 @ 1:40 am

    Beautiful and thoughtful read 🙂 This must have been a very exciting activity!

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  3. Jewels
    9 Sep 2017 @ 10:57 pm

    This looks so exhilarating! And your pictures are stunning!

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  4. Kirstin Street
    9 Sep 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    I WANT TO DO THIS SO BAD! I’ve lived in Australia my whole life but the expense for me to fly from Melbourne to Northern WA and do this is outrageous 🙁 Might have to take a road-trip soon because this has been on the bucket list for toooo long!!

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    • LVV Travel
      14 Sep 2017 @ 9:00 am

      Yeah, flights are so brutal. When they are cheap, a flight from Perth to Exmouth is still $200 ONE WAY!! Crazy. I would definitely opt for a road trip – so worth it and so many beautiful places to see in WA.

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  5. Archana Singh
    7 Sep 2017 @ 1:22 pm

    It’s so wonderful that you can swim with the whale sharks and not disturb their natural habitat. Kudos to It the Australian Government for heavily regulating it. I would love to experience it. I did experience it Philippines but later on i realised it’s not good for them.

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    • LVV Travel
      14 Sep 2017 @ 9:01 am

      Unfortunately, it’s something many travellers to the Philippines don’t realise until it’s too late. But at least you can share that with others to prevent them from doing it!

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  6. Stacey Billingsley
    7 Sep 2017 @ 6:36 am

    If I am ever in Australia, I will look into doing this. I have never done anything remotely like this; I’ve been swimming in a lake surrounded by minnows, though! 🙂 My husband and daughter really love ocean creatures of all kinds, so they would especially enjoy it. Your pictures with the whale shark are beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful experience!

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    • LVV Travel
      14 Sep 2017 @ 9:02 am

      Thanks, Stacey. Definitely look into it if you’re in Australia. Sounds like it’s the perfect activity for your husband and daughter.

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  7. Parnashree Devi
    7 Sep 2017 @ 1:42 am

    I loved the way you have explained about whale sharks. It’s great to know that you did this whale tour in THE NINGALOO REEF . Though I am a water phobic , but seeing your pictures, I would love to try this one. It must be one of the most thrilling experiences to swim along with the whale.

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  8. thesecretlifeofanactress
    7 Sep 2017 @ 12:06 am

    What an amazing experience! would love to swim with whale sharks as long as the animals are well treated. I think it’s great there are all these rules to protect them! Would love to visit more of Western Australia too!!!

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  9. MariellaMNoboa
    6 Sep 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    omg. how cool! When I was little I used to swim with sharks at the Galapagos Islands. The weren’t aggressive at all so my parents let me swim in the ocean with them – again, I was a fearless little girl haha now I am terrified of the ocean!! Looks like an amazing experience, and I feel like I am missing out of such great adventure. oh well. Great post – Thank you for sharing! Safe travels. – Mariella

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  10. Chloé Arnold (@ChloeBArnold)
    6 Sep 2017 @ 9:21 pm

    This is incredible! We swam with sharks in Thailand, but they were tiny in comparison! This looks terrifying but so fun!!!

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  11. Bee
    6 Sep 2017 @ 6:40 pm

    what a wonderful experience this looks like! i actually think it’s great the have such strict rules and regulations to preserve the natural environment and look after the sharks ell-being. i heard almost all sharks die or live shortly while in captivity. they are such mysterious creatures. great post and thanks for the recommendations!

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  12. Rachelle Gordon
    6 Sep 2017 @ 7:12 am

    I have an almost debilitating fear of sharks, and even though Whale Sharks are docile, I’m still shuddering reading about your experience! I think it’s pretty cool that they limit how many people can be swimming around with the sharks and I had no idea! Plus, it’s nice to know that they come to Ningaloo as a part of their natural migration.

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  13. Followingtherivera
    6 Sep 2017 @ 1:33 am

    I’m yet to travel as far as western Australia, but it’s certainly on my list. Ningaloo Reef sounds like the perfect place to swim with whale sharks, and I completely agree about the necessity of rules to protect these amazing creatures. I think we’ve all had a moment when we look back at a travel and think ‘ooh maybe I shouldn’t have done that’, but it’s all part of learning, and not doing it again!

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