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Whale sharks in Belize this April (2005)

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#1 ascottj



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Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:19 AM

Hello Everyone,

I am scheduled to return to Belize for the fourth time in three years to observe/photograph the whale sharks & their interaction with Cubera snapper. Whale sharks typically arrive during the full moon weeks of March, April, May and June each year, with April & May being the best months historically. While I can not guarantee that you will encounter whale sharks on every dive, I have seen them on at least 75% (if not more) of my dives there. There have even been dives when as many as five whale sharks showed up at the same time.

Total Cost of $2,100.00 includes:

* Round-Trip Airfare from Belize City - Placencia, Belize
* 8 Days/7 Nights at The Inn at Robert's Grove
* 6 Days of 2 tanks/ 2 dives per day to observe Whale Sharks
* New Park Fee of $30/day
* Resort taxes & service charge
* Transfers between hotel and airport

You will need to fly into Belize City on April 24. Diving will begin on the April 25. Then, fly back to the states from Belize City on the afternoon of May 1.

Images from the May 2004 trip can be viewed at (three of these were published in the August issue of Scuba Diving Magazine in an article on the whale sharks of Belize; a colleague, Doug Perrine, had a similar article published in the August issue of Sport Diver):

If you are interested, please let me know. However, all arrangements need to be made through:

Alvin Brown/Tropic Horizon at:
Tropic Horizon - Your Belize Experts
260 - 29th Street, Suite 21
Piedmont, California 94611
Nationwide:1(800) 991-1969

The trip is limited to 12 divers. 6 spots are available.

Information for the Inn at Robert's Grove (an excellent place to stay) is at:

Best wishes,

Scott Johnson
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