Cabo Whale Shark Dives: Do You Have What it Takes?

Young lady snorkeling with whale shark

Are you looking for something a little different from the norm? Something a little more extreme than your average snorkel? Let us introduce you to the whale shark and whale shark diving in Cabo San Lucas.

A few things to know about whale sharks:

  • They are the largest fish in the world
  • Whale sharks average just under 32 feet in length and 20,000 pounds
  • Whale sharks have an average lifespan of 70 years
  • The whale shark’s mouth can be 4.9 feet wide
  • Whale sharks are known as “filter fish” who feed on plankton, small squid and the similar

Now that you know that, are you interested in getting in the water for a little whale shark diving in Cabo? We are! There are a couple great operators in Los Cabos that can take you on safe, yet exciting guided snorkel or scuba diving tours with these massive creatures.

La Estancia Vacations Whale Shark

Cabo Adventures offer the Whale Shark Encounter and takes you out of Cabo San Lucas to the beautiful town of La Paz. In addition to getting up close and personal with these incredible creatures, keep an eye out for whales, rays, dolphins and more.

Cabo Expeditions also give you the thrill of a lifetime off the coast of La Paz, Mexico. Their tours consist of transportation to the dive site, guides, lunch and all the gear you need. They allow of children ages 8 and up on the tour, as well.

The full-day whale shark tour from Manta offers another amazing experience. You can be a diver or a snorkeler to enjoy this gentle giants. Manta tours last 2-3 hours in the bay and offers you a chance to also swim with whale sharks, rays and more and then refuels you with lunch back in La Paz.

Cabo whale shark diving typically runs October – February of each year.

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