On 5th February we reported having seen 24 whale sharks on 13 tours, while the count for the season so far now stands at 93 whale sharks on 32 tours.
There are lots of whale sharks around at the moment, and things are looking good for excellent whale shark watching right through until early June. The main season for divers visiting Padre Burgos is now over (which is unfortunate as the diving is excellent all year around) so there are very few people watching the whale sharks. On our last 5 tours we have been the only boat at the whale shark sanctuary, seeing a total of 29 whale sharks.
The Physalus group have now identified about 50 different whale sharks since the beginning of February, and from my own observation there are different whale sharks arriving all the time and that total is likely to grow significantly before the end of season.