Whale Sharks Discovery
The biggest fish in the world!
Discover the amazing world of the whale shark and swim alongside this gentle giant of the seas.
The whale shark migrates annually between June and September, so if you are planning a trip to Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, The Riviera Maya or Tulum during these months, do not miss the incredible opportunity to participate in this unusual phenomenon.
The whale shark is completely harmless to humans. When eating plankton, it swims very slowly on the surface which makes it easier for us to swim with them.
An unforgettable experience. Here is a small overview:
We'll pick you up from your hotel to reach Punta Sam dock, north of Cancun, at 8:00 AM. We will distribute to each one snorkeling equipment and life jackets, then we'll take the boat for about 50 minutes navigation time. You will have great chances to see dolphins and turtles along the way.
Once on the area where whale sharks and manta rays feed themselves we will have about 3 hours of snorkeling.
Swimming with the Whale Sharks will be done by groups of 2 people accompanied by a certified guide at all times. Once in the water with the whale sharks, we must respect the following rules:
_ It is forbidden to swim with the Whale Sharks without a life jacket or flotation device (wetsuit for example).
_ Swimmers must remain at least 6 feet from the Whale Shark and you are not allowed to touch or hold it at all.
_ Do Not Interfere with the movements of the Whale Shark by putting yourself in front of him.
_ Do not make sudden moves in the water when we are close to the whale shark.
Respecting these simple rules you'll have the best opportunity to interact with the whale shark and a most memorable experience. Have in mind that, unfortunately, the Whale Shark is an endangered specie.
Afterwards we will stop off to snorkeling on a Caribbean reef close to Isla Mujeres (subject to good weather conditions).
When you get back on the boat there will be a lunch of shrimp ceviche waiting for you. Water and soft drinks throughout the day.
Remember to bring:
Towel, sunglasses, bio degradable sun tan lotion, hat, sandals, wetsuit if you have one, beware that it is possible to rent one, ask us).
What You Need to Know About Whale Sharks
An endangered specie!
Asia, and especially the Philippines are the main hunters of the whale shark, its fin is very valuable on the international market. Protected species in many countries worldwide including México, none the less on the list of Endangered Species.
You can participate in the identification of Whale Sharks by sending your photos to www.whalesharkproject.org.
The white spots and lines are unique patterns to each Whale Shark not unlike the fingerprints of humans where no two are alike.
This facilitates the identification of the different species of Whale Sharks and their movements and migration.