Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico

girl swimming with a whale shark in mexico


Are Whale Sharks Whales or Sharks?

Whale sharks are the largest fish species in the world, and therefor are sharks. They grow to lengths up to 12m (40ft) and can weigh over 21 metric tons.

Are Whale Sharks Dangerous?

Whale sharks are docile filter feeding animals and do not pose any significant threats to humans. Our video we named "No Jaws" because we thought that whale sharks lack teeth (and of course its a parody to the movie Jaws), but it turns out they have about 300 rows of tiny teeth in their mouths which can be up to 5ft across.

Where And When Can I Swim With Whale Sharks?

Whale Sharks are found in tropical waters all over the world. You can do tours in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa, and the season to see them depends on where you are. We did our tour in La Paz, Mexico where the season runs from November-April. Even in just a different part of Mexico the season can be different, for example in Isla Mujeres their season runs from June-November.