It’s the season once again – the whale shark migration in the waters of Quintana Roo in Mexico is expected to begin on the second week of May. This time of the year, all whale shark diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will fly or drive in the thousands to Cancun, the closest jump-off point on the way to experience this magnificent creatures.
For the last five years every summer, tens of thousands of local Mexicans, as well as foreign tourist go to take snorkeling or diving trips and swim side by side this gentle giants. And more and more people are enthused to join in the adventure. Some of those who swam with the whale sharks get extra-whammies. Because besides experiencing the whale sharks, giant manta rays can also be spotted, as well as sea turtles, pods of wild dolphins and so much more.
To be able to join in the fun and adventure, whale shark adventure tours are set-up by local tour coordinators around Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It is essential to choose a reliable ecotours agency who are conscious of the well being of this wonderful sea animals. Tour operators who equip their boats with “propeller guards” or advises swimmers to use only environment-friendly sunblocks are characteristics of operators and coordinators who care for the ocean wildlife and their environment.