Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico


If you’ve read Part 1 of my Mexico adventure, you might remember that I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to creatures of the sea. Well a week into our trip we were heading to an area near Holbox early in the morning to go and swim with Whale Sharks in the deep blue sea. Only two days before this I was acting like a complete ninny because a fish the size of my hand was brushing past my leg so this was a B.I.G deal.

I remember that I had mixed feelings as we bumped over the waves on the speedboat. One part of me was charged with excitement and the other half of me was absolutely terrified. If it wasn’t for Sarah, I’m honestly not sure I would have went through with it so I’m glad she gave me that little nudge that I needed.

Can you see the shadow?

Can you see the shadow?

Hello beautiful :)

Hello beautiful :)

We saw some dolphins too!

We saw some dolphins too!


I did it! There’s no photographic evidence of me having a cup of tea with them but it’s all up in my little noggin…or well, it’s a vague memory due to being so overwhelmed at the time. It’s hard to describe how it feels to be beside something quite so majestic. I was scared and that feeling didn’t disappear but I was really proud of myself for facing something that really challenged me. As for Sarah, she could have been swimming with a goldfish she was so unafraid! I admire that :)

If you want to change your life, you must first change your mind.

So yeah, go and swim with whale sharks and tick it off your bucket list :)

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3 thoughts on “Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico

  1. Amazing!! I would love to see one of these beautiful creatures. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to dive :( I’m not very comfortable in the sea so it’s not something I’ll ever really be able to bring myself to do. Unless… were you able to just swim next to them? I did that with sharks! Well, in a cage but no diving equipment.

    • Yep, we snorkeled next to them, no diving necessary! I’m not that good in the water too (a bit of a sissy when it comes to fish and the like!) so I’m sure that you would be able to do it, especially if you’ve gotten up close with sharks :) Diving is something that really scares me but I’d like to try some day…maybe this summer, we’ll see!

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