Whale Sharks are fascinating. They are slow-moving filter feeding sharks and the largest known extant fish species. The biggest confirmed Whale Shark, had a length of 12.65 meters and a weight of about 21.5 tons. We looked into snorkeling with these stunning gentle giants for a long time, and for one reason or another, it never happened until now. We were in Baja California for a couple of days to attend a wedding when we decided to just do it. Unfortunately, it was March, and apparently we had just missed the whale shark season. Well, we didn’t want to believe that, and still drove a couple hours to La Paz to give it a shot. We made it onto one of the last remaining excursion boats of the season and we were warned not to get our hopes up too high. That all changed a few minutes later when we saw a whale shark right ahead of us — and then another one, and another one.
Thrilled by our luck, we only had a few seconds to don our gear and get into the water. The biggest hesitancy was jumping into the open water, right into the middle of four massive creatures, knowing they could easily unintentionally swallow us whole. It was just an amazing feeling to be so small amongst something that big. We have great memories and it proves that things can happen, even against all odds. #GoThere #livethejourney