This activity in Cancun is truly amazing and not to be missed if you are visiting the area from the beginning of June until September.
The whale shark is the biggest fish that exists in the world today, and can grow up to 15 meters in length. This shark prefers the warm surface water, in those areas where it meets cold water rich in nutrients between Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox in summer, since these conditions favor the growth of the plankton on which they feed.
During peak season it’s usual to see 30-40 whale sharks at a time and as they float to the surface to feed on the plankton, you can jump to the water and swim alongside.
The whale shark does not have features in common with whales with the exception of its size and the fact that they only eat tiny plankton that picks up with his mouth open. They normally feed on the surface or slightly below it. Whale sharks are viviparous animals and sometimes you can observe young calves swimming with the elder ones. The whale sharks are very docile and gentle, not frightened when swimmers or divers approach them but you should and must keep your distance. These are great powerful creatures and, if annoyed, they can try to swim away with force, so stay way clear from their tails.
These formidable creatures are filter feeders so they swim against the current, get your snorkel and swim with a fish that is twice or three times your size. This incredible whale shark experience in Cancun is a dream come true, you will also come across giant Manta Rays as they swim in groups and surround you with curiosity.
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