Join us during the full moons of March, April, May, June to dive with the whale sharks, the gentle giants of Belize's Gladden Spit. You will stay on a remote, pristine and palm-studded island at the laid back Isla Marisol Resort and spend 3, 4 or 7 nights enjoying world-class diving.
Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world. Despite their confusing name, whale sharks are not mammals, but in fact, sharks. These huge creatures feed mainly on plankton and other small marine life by sucking enormous amounts of water into their large mouths and filtering organisms out. Because of their non-aggressive nature, whale sharks are favorite subjects for scuba divers to watch and photograph.
During the spring months, whale sharks congregate in the Gladden Spit area to take advantage of the snapper spawning. This usually occurs around the full moon, and because it is a fairly predictable event, divers come from all over the world to see these giants.
Isla Marisol Resort is a located on a secluded island on Glover's Atoll in Belize. It is one of the most spectacular, untouched reef systems in the Caribbean and a UN World Heritage Site. Located some 30 miles from the mainland, Isla Marisol offers diving, snorkeling, and beachcombing that is among the best the Caribbean has to offer. Because of the atoll's protected status, grouper, moray, colorful trigger fish and large parrot fish abound. Enjoy encounters with dolphins, eagle rays and sea turtles. Incredible wall diving is a stone's throw from the resort, with a 2,000-foot wall right in front. Snorkel or dive on guided trips around the 80-square-mile atoll, or in the crystal clear lagoon within the resort. Other activities include kayaking and excellent fly-fishing and trolling.