Whale Shark Experience


Snorkel with the largest fish in the sea – The Whale Shark! The Whale Sharks come toHolbox Island off the Yucatan coast where the Gulf of Mexico waters and the waters of the Caribbean Sea merge. This nutrient rich (plankton laden) area is where Whale Sharks come to feed in the starting May 20  through  August 31 . This “plankton bloom” provides the environment for Holbox to have the highest concentration of whale sharks in the world.



We take you in a 35 foot boat with two high horsepower engines directly fromCancun. No long travel time from Cancun to Holbox and then out to see the Whale Sharks!

This is truly a memorable experience! Test your courage to see if you will get in the water and snorkel with these magnificent docile animals – or just view and photograph them from the boat-also impressive. This is the adventure of a lifetime.


Cancun Hotel Pickup 7:00 AM

You will be taken to Puerto Juarez in Cancun where you will board a high speed boat to go to the area where the whale sharks are. Weather permitting and if conditions are good you will get to view and snorkel with the Whale Sharks


Cancun Hotel Return 1:30 PM    Bring a swim suit under light cotton clothing, hat or cap, ecological sun, a towel and camera.

Price from Cancun
Adult $ 185.00 USD

  • Hotel pick up and return – Cancun
  • Snack
  • Transportation to the tour departure point -Puerto Juarez- in an air-conditioned van.
  • High speed boat trip in the best boat in the area to see the Whale Sharks
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Refreshments aboard the boat
  • Snorkel adventure on a reef in addition to the possible snorkel* with the Whale Sharks
  • Light lunch on boat
  • Professional Bi-lingual guide and naturalist.

** The eco – tour size is limited to 10 persons. Minimum 6 persons for a departure of this adventure tour.

*Note: While we maintain GPS coordinates where the whale sharks are during the months of June, July and August please understand that they move with the plankton which move with the currents in the sea. We cannot guarantee Whale Shark sightings but we assure you we will do our best. Please remember these giant fish are swimming in the open sea and not in a tank or penned-in area.


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Q? What is the water temperature?

A1. In the ocean:

April to November 80 – 84 °F / 27 – 29 °C

December to March 74 – 79 °F / 23 – 26 °C

A2. In the cenotes:

Year round 75 °F / 24 °C




Q? What happens if the weather is too bad to go out?

A. Unfortunately Manta Divers is not in control of the weather, and we can not guarantee sunny skies and calm waters everyday. However, your safety is our number one priority and we will always ensure conditions are satisfactory before we go out. In the event a trip is cancelled due to weather we will make every effort to reschedule. If it is not possible a full refund will be given. However, if a trip is not cancelled and a diver decides to not go out this will constitute as a NO SHOW and the appropriate policy will be applied.

Q? What is the cancellation policy?

A. Please note, if canceled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.


Payment Methods

Q? Which credit cards are accepted?

A. We accept all types of credit cards:

American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, etc.

Q? Are tips included?

A. No, tips are not included in our prices. In Mexico a tip of 10 – 15 % is suggested if you are satisfied with the service.

Q? Are taxes included in the price?

A. Yes, all taxes are included in our prices. There are no hidden fees, so what is listed is what you will pay.




PADI Instructors are held to diving’s highest standards. All PADI programs fall under strict educational standards monitored for worldwide consistency and quality. PADI randomly surveys PADI Divers to confirm their courses meet PADI’s high standards as well as the divers’ expectations. No other diver training organization works to maintain this level of professional reliability and integrity. Read more @ https://www2.padi.com/blog/2017/07/17/scuba-diving-safe/

Knowing that; our divers are all PADI certified and will always put your safety first! We ensure that you are properly trained and/or certified before attempting any dives. This includes going over your current health status; we also respect personal information and will never give your personal information to any third parties.



Q? Is there a hyperbaric chamber located in Cancun?

A. Yes, there is a chamber located in downtown Cancun. It is available 24/7 for emergencies.