Swimming with whale sharks

Added On January 10, 2016

Mexico's Pacific island state of Baja California Sur is one of the destinations in the world where visitors can snorkel or dive alongside with amazing Whale Sharks.
Today, LIFESTYLES will bring you to the place to have an exciting experience with these 30-foot long natural wonders.
Swimming with whale sharks is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for divers in Mexico's Pacific island state of Baja California Sur.
SOUNDBITE: HUGO, French Tourist
"I think it is an amazing experience, very close to the whale sharks. It looks like that they are accustomed to humans who are close to them."
Whale shark is considered as the world's largest fish species, usually growing to nine meters long and primarily feeding on phytoplankton and small fishes.
SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) JULIO CESAR FIGUEROA ALVAREZ, Swimming Service Provider
"A whale shark doesn't jump as a gray whale or humpback, so there is no danger. One can swim to its side three or four meters away, but not sticking to its tail. Whale shark is not dangerous at all. It is a very docile animal, very friendly to humans, either children or adults."
Inhabiting all year round in the Bay of La Paz, whale shark remains one of the major attractions for local and domestic visitors coming to the state for marine sightseeing.