Whale Shark Diving

Scuba Diving in Placiencia Village, Stann Creek, Belize

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In the months of March, April,May, and June whale sharks are observed at the Gladden Split Area by divers and snorkelers.

This species, despite its enormous size, does not pose any significant danger to humans. It is a frequently cited example when educating the public about the... Show more

In the months of March, April,May, and June whale sharks are observed at the Gladden Split Area by divers and snorkelers.

This species, despite its enormous size, does not pose any significant danger to humans. It is a frequently cited example when educating the public about the popular misconceptions of all sharks as “man-eaters”. They are actually quite gentle and can be playful with divers. Divers and snorkelers can swim with this giant fish without any risk apart from unintentionally being hit by the shark’s large tail fin.

The area is used by over 20 species of Caribbean fish to release their eggs. Because of this unique event, the sharks are attracted to the area to feast on these eggs. Brian has over eight years studying the migration and plots dates for each month of the year. These dates change each year and each month we have 10-14 days of very good sightings.

Even if no whale sharks are spotted, divers will have quality encounters with large schools of fish that are in the area to spawn.

The Whale Shark Tours to Gladden Spit are lead by train Whale Shark guides to ensure your safety and the safety of the Whale sharks.

The best dates in spring for sighing these majestic creatures are listed below:

Whale Shark Season 2012

March 6th – 18th
April 4th – 16th
May 4th – 16th
June 2nd – 14th

Join us as we go in search for the biggest fish in the sea.

Note: These dives are up to 80 feet in depth and not recommended for divers just learning how to dive.

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From
$185.00
Duration
6 hours

Location

Directions:

We are located on a pier next to the shell Gas Station at the end of the village.

City
Placiencia Village
State / Region
Stann Creek
Zip / Postcode
00000
Country
Belize
16.5152451 -88.3663518

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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