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Operator: RED Travel Mexico
Price From: 115 USD
Ideal Age Range: Suitable for Children (under 15), High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 1 day
Take part in an amazing experience and learn about whale sharks. Join a researcher and learn different techniques used to study and protect the gentle giants of the sea! Snorkel alongside whale sharks and enjoy the beauty of La Paz!
We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning, and transport you to the water. After boarding the research vessel, the team will brief you on the research protocols. Throughout the day you will learn about the various science and research projects including photo-identification, population analysis, satellite tagging and genetic analysis. Heading out from La Paz we will hug the coastline, searching for whale sharks and stopping periodically to investigate. You’ll have the chance to snorkel (gear provided) and we will take time out for a lunch break. Beverages, snacks and lunch are all included. Don’t miss out on the chance to get up close to whale sharks alongside Mexico’s top researchers working to understand and protect these magnificent creatures.
|Official Language(s)||No official. National language is Spanish|
|Population||119,530,753 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Tropical Wet/Dry, Semi-arid, Arid Desert, Temperate, Humid Subtropical, Mediterranean|
|Major Airport(s):||Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), Cancun International Airport (CUN), Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL), General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Industry, Oil, Energy, Manufacturing,Tourism|