VIDEO: Tourists swim with whale shark off the Big Island

KEALAKEKUA BAY, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Incredible underwater video shows an up close encounter with a whale shark off the Big Island of Hawaii.

Video uploaded to YouTube by Penny Vermie shows several people swimming within a few feet of the massive underwater creature.

The rare encounter occurred in mid-March off Captain Cook during a tour hosted by Sea Quest Rafting and Snorkeling Adventures, according to the online video.

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