Blyth Academy International Summers Travel Journal

Cozumel August 2016: Swimming with Whale Sharks

Another early morning meant a ferry crossing to Playa Del Carmen.  This time we headed north past Cancun to Punta Sam.  This was the port where all of the boats boarded  to head out to find whale sharks.

Whale shark come to this area during the months of June to September to graze on the plankton brought to the surface by the warmer waters.  Students were also treated to schools of Manta Rays swimming amongst the whale sharks.

After chasing after many whale sharks, the boats headed off to Isla Mujeres to relax amongst the beach and have a brief snack of ceviche till the journey back to Playa Del Carmen.

Here’s a brief video of the highlight of the day:

Link:  https://youtu.be/Bj7z81asMm4

Kevin

Program Manager