Deemed to be the largest fish in the world, the whale shark can reach a length of up to 14 meters (45 feet!) and weigh over eleven tons; it is one of the marine mammal species that migrate to the limpid waters of the Mexican Caribbean every year.
The whale shark season in the Caribbean officially kicks off in May and continues until September; Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox are the places where the largest numbers congregate.
Experience the wonder of swimming with whale sharks in their habitat! Although this may sound dangerous, they are actually very peaceful, languid creatures that generally remain near the surface of the sea. They live off a diet of
plankton and crustaceans, so they are totally harmless and really not interested in having you for dinner.
It is important to remember, however, that whale sharks are an endangered species, so please be sure to follow the necessary guidelines for swimming amongst them. The following leading tour operators specialize in offering this
experience in the Riviera Maya:
- ISLA MUJERES
Deep life divers
Holbox Island Tours