First, let me concede that the link between Green Turtle Cay and the video below is tenuous at best. Cancun and the Bahamas both skirt the Gulf of Mexico. And there are whale sharks in both regions. That’s all I’ve got. Still, this video is too cool not to share.
Earlier this month, our friends Winston and Jen took their daughters to Cancun, where they had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks. Afterward, their oldest daughter, 9-year-old Rebecca, used Winston’s GoPro footage to create this amazing five-minute video about her experience.
This video impresses me for several reasons, not the least is how calm Winston remains while watching his 55-pound daughter swim within arm’s reach of a 45,000-pound whale shark. I love how fearless Winston and Jen’s girls are, and what a terrific job Rebecca does at both documenting her experience and educating us about whale sharks. (I must admit, I didn’t know much about them before this video.)
Winston says Rebecca wants lots of kids to see this video, so please do share it with the young (and young-at-heart) folks in your life.
Congratulations, Rebecca, on a job well done!