A dive on the wild side with Aqua-Firma – Wilderness travel company Aqua-Firma is inviting travellers to take a dive on the wild side and experience unforgettable marine adventures.
Those keen to experience marine life ‘meet’ whale sharks in real life. Aqua-Firma’s safe and responsible encounters offer guests the unique chance to snorkel with the biggest fish on the planet in some of the world’s most exotic locations, led by the world’s leading whale shark experts.
On Aqua-Firma’s whale shark research and photography experiences in Mexico, guests can snorkel amongst the world’s largest seasonal aggregation of whale sharks. Although large in size (reaching up to 20m), whale sharks are harmless creatures feeding mostly on plankton and interact peacefully with the marine life around them.
In Tanzania, Aqua-Firma is now the prime sponsor for whale shark research on Mafia Island – a stunning location in which to share the water with these ocean giants and enjoy some of East Africa’s most untouched coral reefs.
Hosted by leading local and international researchers including renowned marine biologists Dr Simon Pierce and Dr Chris Rohner, expeditions are focused on exploring the areas where whale sharks are known to aggregate for feeding to give the best chance of sightings. Guests can also see multiple forms of marine life and hundreds of species of fish, algae, and coral across kilometres of marine protected areas. Aqua-Firma’s Whale Shark Research & Marine Conservation Portfolio includes:
Runs from 11–18 & 22–29 July 2016 and 21–28 July 2017, available from £1,690 per person sharing
Runs from 11–19 November 2016, available from £1,890 per person
Combining beautiful coastline with expansive beaches and protected reefs, these trips are perfect for guests who want to explore the fascinating marine diversity of Tanzania or Mexico while learning from experts in the field. As Above & Below Water travel experts, clients are also invited to combine these experiences with Aqua-Firma wildlife safaris in Tanzania; and rainforest and cultural experiences in Mexico.