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Whale Sharks

Whale shark diving in Belize is an exhilarating experience that every traveler should add to their bucket list. It’s an opportunity to swim alongside the gentle giants of the sea and witness their awe-inspiring beauty up close.

So, what exactly are whale sharks? Despite their name, these  magnificent creatures are actually sharks, not whales. Whale sharks can grow up to 40 feet in length and weigh as much as 20 tons! Despite their massive size, whale sharks are gentle giants that feed mostly on plankton, making them harmless to humans. Due to this they have become a popular attraction for divers and snorkelers.

The best time to go whale shark diving in Belize is from March to June, when the whale sharks migrate to the area to feed on the abundant plankton in the waters off the coast at Gladden Spit during the full moon. Gladden Spit is about 45- 60 minutes away from Glover’s Reef. During this time, they can be spotted swimming close to the surface, making it the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures.

But don’t worry if you’re not a certified diver – snorkeling with whale sharks is just as amazing! You can choose to either dive or snorkel with the whale sharks, depending on your preference and experience level. Our experienced guides are passionate about marine conservation and have years of experience in spotting whale sharks in the area. Plus, our tours are eco-friendly and follow responsible tourism practices, ensuring the safety and well-being of the whale sharks. 

And then it’s time to dive in! As you swim alongside the whale sharks, you’ll be amazed by their size and grace. Despite their enormous size, they move with a gentle, slow rhythm, making them an incredible sight to behold. And if you’re lucky, you may even see them breach the surface of the water, giving you an even better view of their incredible size and beauty.

But why should you go whale shark diving in Belize? Well, apart from the obvious thrill of swimming alongside these majestic creatures, it’s also a chance to learn about their behavior and role in the ecosystem. Whale sharks play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of the ocean’s food chain and are a vital part of the marine ecosystem

Overall, whale shark diving in Belize is an experience not to be missed. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature, learn about marine conservation, and create unforgettable memories. So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay and whale shark tour with Isla Marisol today and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

Check out the full moon dates for our Whale Shark tours!
The best time to see the whale sharks is three days before the full moon and up to 10 days after the full moon during the months of March through June.

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