It’s Whale Shark Season in Placencia Belize

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Things To Do, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s Whale Shark Season in Placencia Belize

Each year the gentle giant of the sea, the whale shark, makes their way to Belize. The whale shark, is the largest fish in the world, and if you’re lucky you may get the once in a lifetime to dive or snorkel amongst them.

According to, “whale sharks aggregate to feed on jack and snapper spawn during the full moons in April and May at Gladden Spit off the Placencia coast.  Four to six days after these full moons is the best time for a chance to interact with whale sharks at Gladden Spit.” Upcoming full moons are: April 25th and May 25th.

Whale shark  (Rhincodon typus) by brian.gratwicke, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License by brian.gratwicke

There are both snorkeling tours and diving tours by trusted local operators to take you out to see them… just be sure to bring a good waterproof camera so you can brag to your friends.

If a whale shark dive is on your bucket list, now is your chance!  The villa has availability for your stay during whale shark season…



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