Whale Shark Tours and Manta Rays Diving in Cancun
SPECIAL $125 usd + tax p/person
Private trips available, unlimited time in the water
with Whale sharks!
Whale Sharks (Rhincodon Typus) are harmless sharks, not whales. They are the largest fish in the ocean, reaching over 50’ (15 m) and over 27,000 lb (12,500 kg).
Manta rays are large eagle rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft 0 in) in width while the smaller, M.alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in). Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths.
The largest aggregation of whale sharks ever reported in the world occurs very close to Cancun and the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula with up to 420 whale sharks observed in a single aerial survey and with all gathered in an elliptical patch of ocean approximately 18 km2., they are usually found with Manta Rays.
Whale sharks and Manta rays are species listed as vulnerable, they are both pelagic and filter feeders, their favorite meal is plankton. In order to feed, they scoop these tiny plants and little animals, with their colossal gaping mouths while swimming close to the water’s surface.
Although massive, whale sharks and manta rays are docile animals. You can safely dive with them while they are feeding on the surface. Each encounter allows for two people to enter the water at a time along with your guide.
During your snorkeling, diving or fishing trip in Cancun, you may have an opportunity to also see dolphins, turtles and all kinds of sea life. What an amazing experience!
Private and shared trips are available.