Sea Friends Tours

About Whale Shark

Whalesharks are the largest fish in the ocean. A fully grown Whale Shark can reach up to 18m in length. Whale Sharks encountered on Isla Mujeres, México are most commonly between 8-12m long. A male Whale Shark is sexually mature at about 8.5m in length. Season open May 15 and close September 17th.

During the activity the most important is the respect what they deserve, Whale sharks come to the surface for one reason, To feed by filtering plankton, zooplankton such as copepods and krill through thousands of tiny teeth arranged in 300 rows located in their gills. These are known as gill rakers.

To guarantee the full satisfaction of the activity we need to follow some rules during the interaction with the gentles giants.

Rules:

  • First person in the water will be your guide.
  • To enjoy the most, follow instructions of your captain and guide.
  • Live vest it’s mandatory.
  • Is not allowed, touch, ride, swim in the middle of them path.
  • Use only biodegradable sun block. If you don’t wear it’s better for them.
  • Under water cameras are welcome without flash.
  • You most keep a distance of two meters from the Whale Shark.
  • Remember in this activity the physical condition is very important to complete your three opportunities so don’t try to hard in your fist chance.
  • Always keep in mind if the whale shark feels disturbed will swim faster or dive away from us.
  • Don’t throw trash to the Caribbean Sea. Ask where the trash can or garbage bag on board is.
  • Sea Friends Tours give you the warmest welcome on board.

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