Every summer between June and mid September, whale sharks migrate to Isla Contoy in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula to feed on the plankton in the nourished warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Don’t miss this SUMMER HIGHLIGHT and swim with the largest fish in the ocean!
Pro Dive International – Mexico guarantees your encounter throughout the season until August 31st!*
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Pro Dive International has been organizing this exciting Whale Shark Safari for more than 10 years, and has been awarded the prestigious NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AWARD and GREEN STAR AWARD for their commitment to conservation and the aquatic environment. Considered the premier service provider, Pro Dive International supports The Whale Shark Project focusing on the protection of these magnificent animals. A portion of their proceeds supports scientific studies.Learn more
Daily from June 1st – September 15th
At the agreed time and place, we will pick you up from your hotel or in front of Señor Frog’s near the ferry terminal in Playa del Carmen (guests from Cozumel), and drive you to the harbor in Cancun. During the ride, our guide will brief you about the day plan, whale shark biology and their habitat.
Once we arrive at the marina, you will have time to enjoy a light, tasty breakfast and prepare for your adventure. After breakfast, we will depart for the whale shark area around Isla Contoy and start our search. If we spot manta rays on the way to the whale shark zone, the captain will stop the boat, so we can snorkel with these magnificent animals.
Once whale sharks are spotted, we will start with snorkeling in rounds of 2 guests and one guide. We swim slowly, smoothly and calmly. Respect, watch and enjoy these amazing creatures. Remember that we are just observants in their world.
After this exciting snorkeling experience, we will serve sandwiches, fruits, water and soft drinks. On the way back, we will stop for some snorkeling, before heading to Isla Mujeres for lunch. There we will have an hour to relax and enjoy the picturesque lagoon of Playa Norte. After a wonderful day, we will return to the marina at about 3:30pm.
Sunglasses, towel, hat or cap, biodegradable sun cream, shirt, swim suit, towel, sandals, biodegradable sunscreen (others not permitted), wetsuit if preferred, medicine for seasickness if needed, extra money for souvenirs and tips
> TOUR ONLY ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS, guests must take the 7:00am ferry from Cozumel and meet the team at the Señor Frogs near the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen, Google location: https://goo.gl/maps/u9Yj8D2kCPfC89gd9)
Unfortunately, since the pandemic, ferry companies are not organizing a 6:00 am ferry anymore, which is the reason that the excursion starts later than usual for guests coming from Cozumel.
To preserve the habitat of whale sharks we conduct these safaris according to the guidelines of the Mexican Government and National Geographic.
With above simple guidelines you will protect the whale sharks, their habitat, and yourself.
* Please note, the schedule is weather-dependent and can change. Please share your WhatsApp-number upon booking, so that Pro Dive’s team can reach you!
Pro Dive International – Mexico guarantees your encounter with a whale shark from June throughout the end of August. If you don’t get to see any, you can reschedule this trip for FREE during your ongoing/ current vacation.
An unforgettable experience between June and September, during which you might even spot Manta Rays and Dolphins.