How should I behave when I swim with the whale shark Maldives? Whale sharks are remarkably calm creatures and swimming with them is an incredible and safe experience. Not to worry, nobody has ever been eaten by whale shark. Some people will talk of what happens when a diver in whale shark mouth and gets swallowed whole, and while this is probably technically possible, we can assure you it has never happened and is not something you should worry about! The Maldives weather boast one of the highest populations of whale sharks in the world and, thanks to the country’s climate, you can swim with whale shark in Maldives all year round.