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Whale Shark Dive

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 16 people
Destination(s): Belize  
Specialty Categories: Scuba Diving  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 180 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 180 US Dollar (USD)

On the Southern Barrier reef just over one hour from Hamanasi is Gladden Spit, where the largest fish in the sea, whale sharks, come during the week of the full moon in April, May and June. This special place has a steep sandy bank pushing out into very deep sea. On an ordinary day one can see large schools of jacks or snappers and visibility is well over 100 feet. But during the full moon phases in April, May and June of each year Gladden Spit has no ordinary days. Each year during the full moon Mutton and Cuberra snapper spawn here. The giant whale sharks come from far away to feed on the spawn. It is common on this dive to see schools of snapper in the thousands with whale sharks passing through them. Divers will likely see these majestic creatures very close but they are not allowed to chase, ride, touch or otherwise disturb the Whale Sharks. These dives are very popular. All participants are required to complete a whale shark release form.

Departure Time: 10:00 AM;
Approx. Return Time: 5:00 PM;
Number of Dives: Two;
Snorklers: No.

Please note:

- All divers are required to complete a Scuba Diving Liability Release Waiver and sign off on PADI’s Safe Diving Standards.
- All divers must have certification cards and all major certifications are accepted. No one is permitted to dive without a valid certification card, unless he participates in a Discover Scuba Diving or Open Water Course.
- Certified divers who have not had the pleasure of diving for over a year are strongly encouraged to complete a short Rusty Diver Course.
- Trip minimums apply! If we do not have enough divers for our trips, especially atoll trips, we will stick to the Barrier Reef. In that unlikely event you will still be able to enjoy excellent diving on a great number of different sites. We try to dive all 3 atolls every week but are not always successful. We dive the Southern Barrier Reef almost every day.
- Gear storage is free of charge and available in our center. Hamanasi staff carries all gear to and from the boats, assists with preparation and washes all equipment in fresh water every day. Our company is not liable for missing or damaged equipment.
- The nearest recompression chamber is on Ambergris Caye. Our company is a paid member of the group managing the chamber. A portion of our dive fees is paid over to the Recompression Chamber. This contribution supports the chamber and reduces your fees in the unlikely event that you would need to use the chamber.
- Water temperature is 78-85 F degrees all year. A 3-mm short or full wetsuit is recommended.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Prices include tax and service charge of 17%, are in US Dollars and are subject to change without notice;
- Tanks, weights, belts, entry fees, juice and cookies are included in rates. Lunch is included on atoll trips;
- Pleasure riding on boats is not permitted. Non diving or non snorkeling passengers traveling to a nearby island will be charged the snorkeling rate.

Supplier Information
Location: Belize
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2004
Client Request Served: 131

Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by...

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