Mexico Swimming with sharks is one of the exciting activities at the Mazatlan Aquarium in Mexico.

Published on June 11th, 2011 | by Mark Chesnut

Swimming with sharks is one of the exciting activities at the Mazatlan Aquarium in Mexico.

VIDEO: Swimming with Sharks at the Mazatlan Aquarium in Mexico



I had already swum with sharks in the waters off the coast of Belize, but at the Acuario Mazatlan — the Mazatlan Aquarium — the experience is totally different. In this beautiful Mexico beach resort destination, you can actually get in a tank filled with nurse sharks, as visitors to the aquarium watch. This shark video proves that I did it, and I survived.

It’s all well controlled and guided by one of the aquarium’s experts, of course. During my recent visit to Mazatlan, Mexico, I was the lucky visitor able to not only swim with a group of nurse sharks, but also to descend into another giant tank in an acrylic feeding cage to dole out lunch to some of the aquarium’s hungry residents. The Mazatlan Aquarium, already an excellent destination for adults and children, is in the midst of expansion that will make it even better. I can’t wait to go back and jump in the new, even bigger tank!

Many thanks to fellow travel writer Terri Colby for her excellent work capturing these moments on video!

Feeding time: Hungry fish gather around me in the tank.


Check out LatinFlyer’s other posts about Mazatlan:

VIDEO: The Pulmonía Experience: Mazatlan’s unique local transportation is like a wonderful, overgrown golf cart. This video highlights the fun experience of riding in one.

Eva Longoria Gets Some Sun in Mazatlan: The stars were on the street in April. 

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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