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Swimming with Whale Sharks

In hot spots off the coast of Cancun, sightings are almost guaranteed from June through to September when whale sharks congregate for unknown reasons in deep waters to feed. Photo by Brandi Mueller
In hot spots off the coast of Cancun, sightings are almost guaranteed from June through to September when whale sharks congregate for unknown reasons in deep waters to feed. Photo by Brandi Mueller

Some ocean animals are just inspiring. To be able to glimpse a massive animal like a whale shark can be a lifelong dream that some divers never get to experience. The ocean’s largest living fish inhabits all of the world’s tropical waters, but sightings are usually rare. However, there are a few seasonal hot spots where the likelihood increases.