Isla Holbox (pronounced Hol-Bosh)
is a small island off the Yucatan peninsula where the Gulf of
Mexico meets the Caribbean Sea. Every summer, huge numbers of
whale sharks converge here to feed on the plentiful plankton
at the water's surface. I had the incredible opportunity to get
in the water and swim right up beside these incredible creatures.
From the surface, they tend to not look that big but when you're
in the water with them, it becomes very clear that these sharks
are true behemoths. The town of Holbox is a small fishing village
with no paved roads, just hard packed sand streets and everyone
gets around town in beat up golf carts, there are very few cars
on the island.
Underwater pictures to come...