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Mexico's Whale Sharks Stories & Articles

Ever wonder what it's like to snorkel with whale sharks in the warm ocean waters off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula? Find out in this collection of first-hand accounts of Isla Holbox written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.
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Traveler Story: Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks

Traveler Story: Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks

—By Nat Hab Traveler Maureen Penman
You can listen to a whale sharks webinar, watch a video, and read all the literature, but NOTHING can prepare you for the profound—I’d even call it sacred—experience of swimming with those gentle giants...
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Exploring Mexico’s Secret Underworlds

Exploring Mexico’s Secret Underworlds

—By Angie Peechatka, WWF
Albert Einstein’s words come to my mind as I stood at the edge of Cenote Siete Bocas in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. So I closed my eyes, embraced the mysterious, and jumped...
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3 Things I Learned While Swimming with Whale Sharks

3 Things I Learned While Swimming with Whale Sharks

—By Alison Henry, WWF
When you’re swimming in the ocean, the last thing you might want to see is a 40 foot long, dark shadow lurking through the water. In the warm summer waters in places such as Mexico’s Isla Holbox... 
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The Magic of Swimming with Whale Sharks

The Magic of Swimming with Whale Sharks

—By Emily Deemer
Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world (40-feet long!), and snorkeling alongside them is a rare, life-changing experience and a privilege. Contrary to the usual voracious association that...
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10 Fascinating Whale Shark Facts

10 Fascinating Whale Shark Facts

—By World Wildlife Fund
Whale sharks are not whales at all but rather the world’s largest fish, measuring up to 45 feet in length. Given their size, you’d think researchers would know a lot about them. But little is...
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10 Snorkeling Tips for an Undersea Odyssey

10 Snorkeling Tips for an Undersea Odyssey

—By Elissa Poma, WWF
Snorkeling gives travelers the best of all worlds: The chance to see brilliant and vibrant seascapes without the expense and special training that scuba diving requires...
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