Swimming with Whale Sharks
One of the attractions you will encounter visiting Playa del Carmen or Cozumel is the opportunity to swim with Whale Sharks. And is also something that is gaining more followers each year. That is why we would like to shed some light about the subject on this brief post.
A lifetime experience
Most people tremble at the thought of sharks. But, what most people didn´t know is that these thirty-foot long natural wonders are very dociles creatures, eating only plankton and do not attack humans. In fact, they do not have teeth!
Whale Sharks are not whales, but are in fact the largest filter feeder fish on the planet. These gentle giants are indifferent to people, and slow swimmers in relation to their colossal size, gliding along at approximately 3 mph (5 kph). Whale Sharks visit the Yucatan Peninsula’s Caribbean coast during the summer season to feed on tiny fish and plankton that gather near the surface. This presents an ideal opportunity to see these docile creatures up close in their natural habitat. However this small window of opportunity lasts only a short time, before the Whale Sharks head south toward the warmer waters of Central and South America until the following year.
If you want to know more about the tour and itineray dates, you can visit Ocean Tours site.