Slowly slowly she swims. And slowly slowly you keep pace. She’s 15 metres long, the biggest of her kind. You feel small, humbled by such a mighty presence. And maybe she is not alone.
Gladden Spit in Belize is widely considered as one of the top few places to swim with whale sharks. From March to June, especially around full moon, the world’s biggest fish gather here, close to Placencia.
You can encounter them on a scuba dive. Bubbles resemble spawn to whale sharks, drawing them in. This allows snorkellers to follow them on the surface. A single moment with such a giant will create a lifelong memory.
Swimming with whale sharks has become unethical in many places around the world. Belize is one place where we recommend the experience, as we’re confident these great fish are not disturbed.