This incredible experience can only take place at this time of year and is Cancun or the Riviera Maya the host of this friendly fish of enormous size.
On Aquaworld We are more than prepared for thousands of people to live this incredible experience, not only do you enjoy the whale shark, you will also find incredible underwater landscapes, delicious food and everything is granted by the Aquaworld crew.
In addition to swimming with the whale shark, you will find small remoras, colorful fish and cute stingrays.
Holbox, the perfect setting
The whale shark normally arrives at the Holbox Island or to Isla Contoy, and during the high season it is possible to observe large groups of whale sharks, can you imagine being able to observe 30 to 40 whale sharks at the same time?
Well this is possible thanks to the fact that they reach the Mexican Caribbean, to look for plankton with which they feed. They are such a friendly species that swimming with the whale shark is one of the most elegant experiences you can have in Cancun.
Huge and mysterious creature
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world and is considered by experts to be a very mysterious traveler. It can measure up to 22 meters, its scientific name is Rhincodon typus.
All over the world its fishing is prohibited and for approximately 20 years it has been protected to prevent its extinction. theInternational Union for Conservation of NatureIt is considered a vulnerable species so every day there is more protection and care that is given to these enormous friends. The migration of the whale shark is to tropical seas, with the exception of the Mediterranean. In Mexico they can be seen at both ends of the country, exactly the Bahia de los Angeles in Baja California and on the islands of Holbox and Contoy in the Yucatan peninsula.
Research in favor of the whale shark
Currently Mexican researchers are using two types of marking to learn a little more about this incredible species; This marking is divided into two: one that will help us to know the depth that the whale shark reaches and another that will give us the route of its journey after leaving the Mexican seas.
The markers that they placed last year have marked the route of these giants and are heading towards the Galapagos Islands, in these waters there is a significant concentration of mature females, the researchers explain.
Very little is known about these creatures, and what little we do know we love, so take advantage and swim with this beautiful species.