I recently returned from my 4 day trip to Mexico primarily to swim with the Whale Sharks. What an experience this was. I had booked my whale shark tour with Ramon from Searious Diving, but the morning we met up with him he told us that he had some cancellations and he didn't have enough people to go out (there was only 3 of us) so he hooked us up with his friend from Mininos. There were 7 of us total on Mininos boat. It was a beautiful day. After we were on our way they served us chicken sandwiches and cold drinks for breakfast. After an hour or so we arrived to where the whale sharks were. There were probably about 20 or so out there where we were. We were only allowed 2 people at a time in the water with our guide and we went in about 5 different times, more if you wanted to.
My girlfriend that was with me had a terrible time in the water. I don't understand it. These boat rides are usually choppy and boats never bother her, but as soon as she gets in the water to snorkel from a boat she looses the contents of her stomach to put it mildly. Why does the snorkeling bother her and the boat doesn't? Whenever we snorkel from shore she's fine, it's just snorkeling from a boat she has this problem. She only went in the water with the whale sharks twice and both times it happened. She declined to go in anymore. Even though this happened she still had a great time and was so happy she did it.
After the whale shark experience they offered us more sandwiches and drinks then we went swimming from our boat near the Avalon Reef Club in Isla. I can never get enough of the Isla water. It's like swimming in a salted swimming pool. I always felt that Cozumel was my most favorite place to go but I'm finding I like Isla Mujeres even more. The beauty of the water is breathtaking. After our swim we had some ceviche that they prepared from their restaurant, Mininos, that they took along. It was delicious and really hit the spot. After they docked the boat we went back to Mininos were their group of 4 ate a late lunch and we left and met Ramon at Bally Hoo Restaurant where he treated us 3 to a great lunch and drinks. We sat there with Ramon eating and talking about our trip for a long while. It was a perfect day and a day I'll never forget.