Whale Shark Dives
During full moons in the months of April, May and June, you can dive in the Silk Cay Marine Reserve to view whale sharks.
During these full moons, dog snapper come to this area of the reef to spawn. Whale sharks follow to feed upon the spawn. The docile, gentle whale shark is the largest of all fish and can weigh up to 15 tons and be up to 45 feet in length. As many as four to five whale sharks can be seen on a dive and this experience should not be missed by divers visiting Belize during these full moons. These dives will require special arrangements and additional costs. There is a 6 person minimum on this specialty dive due to distance and all dives are weather permitting.