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Shortest and most comfortable ride out to the Whale Sharks??

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by jwillh9181, May 12, 2015.

  1. jwillh9181

    jwillh9181 Solo Diver

    I want to take my wife to Cancun or Isla Mujeres to see the whale sharks in July.

    The catch is my wife hates boat and starts to feel seasick once we even start talking about going out on one.

    So where should we stay to have shortest and most comfortable ride out to the whale sharks??

    My guess is there is a big difference in boats we can take, is this more important or is the location of where we stay most important?

    We are divers, I know how can she hate boats and still dive, I will give you her email and you can discuss that if you want. lol

    Any help would help!

  2. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    You're kind of at the mercy of where (and if) the whale sharks decide to do their thing on the day that you go. The boats all scatter different directions to where each of them expect to have the best odds and then talk on the radio to announce when someone finds the congregation.

    When I went, we searched the seas for an hour or hour and a half before we heard the radio crackle with the magic words "lotteria, lotteria".

    Even if you do cross over to Isla Mujeres and stay/depart from there, be sure she takes her meds for the ferry crossing too. It was calm on my way across, but the return trip was pretty "sporty".
  3. PlayaCountryBoy

    PlayaCountryBoy Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico-Meso American Reef
    Why waste time riding on a slow ferry to Isla when you can leave direct from a private marina from the mainland. We have a large offshore speedboat with twin 250HP engines. It doesn't get any faster, smoother or more reliable than the boat we use.
    DandyDon likes this.

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