Divers can visit Belize during April, May or June to get an opportunity to see whale sharks up-close. The best time to dive is the days following the full moon of each month. During this time whale sharks migrate to the Gladden Spit off the coast of Placencia in Southern Belize.
Some forty years ago a local fisherman living on one of the Sapodilla Cayes off the cost of southern Belize was the first person to report sightings of these magnificent creatures. Local fishermen from Placencia out on their annual snapper spawning fishing trips also had sightings, but thought it was only one shark, they named it Sapodilla Tom in honor of the first person that reported sightings.
In the early 90’s, after the introduction of scuba diving to the area it has been discovered that the migration is dozens of sharks. Today this migration is the most popular diving attraction in Placencia with divers visiting from all over the world for Belize whale shark diving.
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