The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest known living fish in the world, the average size of an adult is about 32 ft (9.8 m) and 20,000 lb (9 t), it is really a huge fish, and his mouth can be 4.9 ft (1.5 m) wide, containing between 300 and 350 rows of tiny teeth, but they don't use their teeth to chew, because they are filter feeder, while they swim, they, just open the mouth, pushing water and food into the mouth, then they close it, and the water is expelled through the gills; they feed on plankton, including fish eggs, crab larvae, small squid, copepods and krill. A young whale shark eats about 46 pounds (21 kg) of plankton per day. They are dark gray with a white belly and their 15cm thick skin is uniquely marked with white or pale gray spots and stripes.
Swim with whale sharks in the Mexican Caribbean is a very safe and fascinating activity, every year from June to September the largest live no mammalian vertebrate love to visit the warm water of the Mexican Caribbean, right at Holbox Island, which is located in the northern part of Cancun. This is a full day activity; the journey by boat stars very early in the morning, finding the whale sharks might take about two hours, time which will give you the opportunity to enjoy the ride and maybe see dolphins, turtles and rays. Once we see the whale sharks you will jump into the ocean with a tour guide, although the whale shark moves slowly in the water, you should kick fast so you can stay close to it and witness how wonderful and amazing fish it is.
At The Fives Hotels & Residences we are able to arrange a tour to swim with whale sharks in the Mexican Caribbean and create a unique experience to fulfill your expectations from comfortable guest suites though a once in a lifetime activity.