An interesting article in today´s Novedades newspaper about the masses coming to swim with the whalesharks, many on boats without proper permits. According to the article, many operate from Cancun. According to the article, at some times up to 100 boats arrive bringing up to 1000 tourists. It also says at times, 2 or 3 of the whale sharks are surroundied by 500 tourists.
Too bad they cannot implement better enforcement of rules before the whale sharks tire of the harassment and leave the area.