Whale shark, best season for sighting


Whale sharks visit the shores of Cancun during the warm summer months, and it is at this time of year when it is possible to see groups of up to 40 to 50 specimens, the highest concentration of whale sharks in the world!

These creatures can measure around 10 meters and weigh about 12,500 kg. However, these gigantic fish are docile and calmly roam the Caribbean Sea looking for plankton and small crustaceans to feed.

Curious fact

Not satisfied with their gigantic size, the lifespan of whale sharks is equally gigantic since they can live up to 100 years and reach sexual maturity at 30 years, females can have up to 300 babies per litter.

Tips when swimming with the whale shark

  • Avoid touching them and try to maintain a distance of five meters for divers and ten meters for boats.
  • Do not use the flash for photos.
  • Always be respectful of nature
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