Swim with the Sharks… Make that Fishes!

Whale Shark
The Whale Shark. Photo by Whale-Shark.org

In honor of International Whale Shark Day, the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away two round trip tickets to Cancun, hotel accommodations and the opportunity to swim with the whales sharks, via social media outlets.  To enter the contest, the Cancun CVB is encouraging social media users to become fans of their Facebook page.

“LIKING” the page will get new fans into the drawing pool for a signature Cancun CVB stuffed Whale Shark in honor of the largest fish in the world. Participants are then automatically entered to win a trip for two to swim with these gentle giants.

But there’s a catch to the free stuffed animal. Once they receive the Whale Shark, all they need to do is submit a funny and unique photo of their stuffed Whale Shark and post it on the Cancun Facebook page; the person who submits most original and unique photo wins.

The winner, who will be announced on August 30th,   (International Whale Shark Day), will receive a 4 day, 3 night trip for two to Cancun with roundtrip airfare and accommodations included, as well as the chance to swim with these gentle giants during Whale Shark Season; all of this, courtesy of Apple Vacations and the Cancun CVB.

Whale Shark season officially started on May 15th. But, these harmless animals pass through the Caribbean waters through the month of September, feeding on plankton and growing to lengths up to almost 50 feet. The Whale Sharks impressive size and ample mouths extend approximately 5 feet, making swimming alongside these species all the more thrilling of an experience.

For more information, you can visit the office Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau on the web at their website, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Flickr.