Swimming with Whale Sharks, A Reality Near Cancun

    A mere 45 minute boat ride from Cancun takes us into a unique experience
    with one of nature's most interesting creatures.

    CANCUN, Mexico, July 11 /CNW/ -- Swimming with the Whale Shark, the
largest fish in the world is a dream that can only become a reality in few
places throughout the world, such as Australia and Belize. Closely and
conveniently situated near the U.S., Cancun located in the Mexican Caribbean,
is particularly privileged due to the fact that the majority of the whale
shark species prefer these waters. The best time to be a part of this
fantastic adventure is during the months of July and August.
    The Whale Shark's impressive size and ample mouth extends to almost 5
feet when opened. These characteristics are just a few of the reasons why this
creature is so unique. Known as a migrant species, those who study the
migration of whale sharks are still uncertain where they travel from or where
they're heading next. All we know is that whale sharks enjoy traveling through
warm waters and tropical seas around the globe.
    The presence of this creature in the northern areas of Isla Contoy and
Cabo Catoche is thanks to the nutrient filled water, which generates a large
quantity of available food.  This is a phenomenon adventurers from all over
the world come to Mexico to take advantage of, being that the opportunity to
observe the dynamics of this species is limited to these summer months.
    Those choosing to experience the wonder of swimming with whale sharks are
accompanied by experts who provide all the necessary information to better
understand the behavior of these creatures.  Once familiarized with the
animal, the tourists can jump off the boat accompanied by a guide and snorkel
to see the Whale Shark up close.  Measuring up to 59 feet and weighing 15
tons, this is the biggest fish in the world!
    The experience is truly amazing and there is no need to fear since this
shark feeds exclusively on tiny organisms known as plankton, therefore they
are completely harmless towards humans.
    The tour to observe the Whale Shark can be taken in Punta Sam, just north
of Cancun, and lasts approximately five hours, allowing plenty of time to
interact with this amazing species that reminds us of the many wonders our
world has to offer.
    Media inquiries contact Gina Salazar at gina.salazar@newlink-group.com;

For further information:

For further information: Gina Salazar for Cancun Convention and Visitors
Bureau, +1-786-709-2681, gina.salazar@newlink-group.com

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