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Swimming with Whale Sharks

This huge fish might look frightening, but human meat is not in its taste as it prefers plankton instead

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico - Best Time
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Whale sharks are renowned as the largest fish on the Planet, it grows up tp 20 m in length so imagine what it’s like to swim side by side with a fish 10 times as big as you—thrilling, and totally safe! Paradoxically enough, the largest fish feeds on the smallest microorganisms, like plankton, so you have nothing to worry about.

Mexico is one of world’s best destinations to swim with whale sharks, as hundreds of these huge fish remain in the waters of the Yucatan Peninsula. The season runs from June through September. This is when the sharks are abundant in waters around Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy, and Isla Holbox. The peak months are July and August. In the spring whale sharks can also be found feeding in the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez along the Pacific coast.

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