Cancun – Yucatan, Mexico
Saltwater sprays across my face as the small boat I’m on races away from Cancun’s coast and out into the open ocean. Excitement builds as I wonder what this beautiful day has in store for the small group on board. I’ve joined one of the countless tours based out of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula that give seasonal whale shark swimming tours to eager tourists seeking a chance to swim with the world’s largest fish! I was fortunate enough to swim with whale sharks previously in Belize; but they were hard to find and their presence was short lived.. this experience would turn out to be quite different!
When I arrived to live in Playa Del Carmen for several months I had no plans or knowledge of the whale shark tours that were offered. It didn’t take long before I caught glance at the numerous billboards throughout the city promoting the tours, and you can’t walk down the famous 5th Ave without a half dozen salesmen hyping up the tour. The whale sharks migrate through the area in large numbers that are unique to this region. It’s literally the largest known gathering of whale sharks anywhere in the world.
To read the remainder of the excellent article by : Escaping Abroad, please follow this link: http://www.escapingabroad.com/blog/swim-with-whale-sharks-mexico/