Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun

3 Observing the sharks from a safe distance so as not to disturb them

I sat on the edge of the boat, clinging to dear life as the waves tossed our vessel about. Finally I heard Csaba yell, “Go!” and I did as I’d been instructed–I pushed off the side of the boat into the deep water below, just as the huge dorsal fin came near.

Read about my swimming with whale sharks in Cancun mega-adventure in Viator Tours!


  1. Sounds like an amazing experience. Adding it to my list!
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    • luggageandlipstick says:

      It’s one of the most fun experiences I’ve had… and that’s saying a lot as I’m an adventure travel writer. :)

  2. Wow, absolutely gripping and yet outstanding! I love the calmness that the enormous sea provides. It is an oxymoron in itself, isn’t it?

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    • luggageandlipstick says:

      It certainly is, Svet! Swimming next to whale sharks was one of the most amazing experiences that I’ve ever done.

  3. I’ve been in love with whale sharks ever since I saw them in the Osaka aquarium a few years ago! Would love, love to do this.
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    • luggageandlipstick says:

      Prianka — I highly recommend it. It’s totally surreal to swim next to the whale sharks who do not seem to mind sharing the ocean with us!

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