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Snokelling with Whale Sharks

Isla de la Mujeres

sunny 26 °C

From Tulum we made our way to Cancun and on to Isla de la Mujeres. Our reason: Whale Sharks.
We arrived in the late afternoon and sorted out a good deal on a tour before making a delicious dinner and taking advantage of the TV and DVD player in our room.
The Island was pretty touristy but still pretty cool. We started our tour with breakfast at a local café and headed out on our tour. We did some snorkelling which was pretty cool but fairly basic compared with what we'd done already. The real highlight were the whalesharks.
Unfortunately, we were one of about 10 boats but we still got some serious quality time with the whalesharks. Matt and I went in twice (with some seasick puking in between) the first time we got a glimpse, but the second time was amazing.
We were sitting in the water looking in all directions trying to get a second glimpse when this huge head emerged out of the deep blue and passed a metre or so underneath us. We started swimming alongside it, thankfully it was happy to move slowly. We probably spent five minutes swimming next to it, no more than a metre away. It was an incredible experience.
Apart from the seasickness it was a perfect day.

Posted by Addy21 05:42 Archived in Mexico Tagged sharks whale

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