Still looking for an epic adventure this summer?
One of the most unique snorkeling experiences is taking a dive with Whale Sharks. This tour has taken a lot of popularity among tourist.
And no wonder why, the whale shark is the largest fish in our oceans and one of the most sought after by divers, who are attracted not only to their size but also their docile and curious nature. These docile giants, who migrate to the area around early-June thru mid-September, can reach up to 40ft in length and feature huge “box like” mouths with which to trap plankton and marine life. You’ll swim alongside these incredible animals, accompanied by your expert guide and become one of the privileged few to witness one of the most unique dwellers of the ocean in its natural habitat.
If this is your first time or second or third or whatever, you might want to know more about this incredible creature of the ocean.
- The whale shark is the biggest of the sharks and the biggest fish on our planet. Although the name might suggest otherwise, it is NOT a whale.
- Whale sharks tend to like warmer areas and are found in tropical waters all over the world. Cancún and Holbox are their favorite place in the Caribbean.
- Whale sharks are solitary creatures. They don’t shy away from sharing feeding grounds with other whale sharks, though.
- Plankton is their main food source, but they also eat shrimp, algae and other marine plant material, sardines, anchovies, mackerels, squid, tuna, and albacore.
- A whale shark’s mouth is about 5 feet wide (1.5 m). They have rows of over 300 teeth, but as filter feeders, they do not use these teeth to eat.
- They may live 100 to 150 years.
- The populations are continuing to decrease due to illegal fishing. Because of this, whale sharks are classified as endangered.
Join us for a once in a lifetime experience as you snorkel with the biggest fish in the world “the whale shark”. These 30 feet long creatures will leave you breathless!