Whale Sharks, the largest living fish, congregate near Gladden Spit off Placencia, Belize to feed on plankton and other spawning fish. Slow moving, filter-feeding sharks, these gentle giants typically gather only during the full moon of March – June.
Due to the Whale Sharks relatively brief stay and local protection/conservation efforts, Whale Shark diving is extremely limited, but this package offers a rare opportunity to swim with these amazing aquatic creatures.
Chabil Mar’s unique Whale Shark Dive Package includes 3 Whale Shark dives, 2 world-class reef dives along the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, and 7 nights at the Chabil Mar Resort. On non-dive days, visitors can explore Mayan ruins, hike the trails of the world’s only jaguar preserve, or trek up the Monkey River where nature abounds. Or simply enjoy being pampered in an exquisitely appointed villa, relax on a private veranda, or lounge poolside or on the white sand beach at Chabil Mar.
With only a few weekends that are best for viewing Whale Sharks off the coast of Placencia, limited spots are the norm. Don’t wait to book. Like the Whale Sharks, this package will soon be gone. Ideal dates for 2013 Whale Shark dives two days after the full moon for a five day period:
- Full Moon March 27th – Dates to Book: March 29th – April 2nd
- Full Moon April 25th – Dates to Book: April 27th – May 1st
- Full Moon May 25th – Dates to Book: May 27th – June 1st
Whale Shark Diving Placencia package includes:
-Round trip flight between Belize City and Placencia
-Transfers between Placencia airstrip and Chabil Mar
-7 nights accommodations in a Luxury Partial Seaview Villa at Chabil Mar (upgrades available)
-3 Whale Shark Dives, 2 Reef Dives and 1 Inland Tour
-Dives include 2 tanks, weights, reserve entrance fee, lunch and all taxes
Chabil Mar Resort, www.chabilmar.com