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Whale Shark Swimming In Oslob, Cebu – Enjoy Adventure of Lifetime Swim With The Whale Sharks

Whale Sharks Swimming In Oslob, Cebu – Experience and See the Real Whale Sharks

The whale shark is largest known fish species in the world. They move slow and feed by filtering the sea that they swim through. Whale sharks are often found in open waters of tropical oceans. In the municipality of Oslob, Cebu, which has warm-temperate seas throughout the year, locals are blessed to have these sea creatures roam around near their coast and nowadays whale shark swimming is very popular and a lot of tourist flocked daily. 

These gentle creatures feed almost exclusively on plankton and are not known to pose a threat to humans. Which is why when it was discovered by marine biologists that Oslob was frequently visited by these huge non-mammalian vertebrates, word began to spread about these astounding marine creatures. Not for long, local and foreign tourists began to flock Oslob to catch a glimpse of these whale sharks also locally known as Tuki or Butandings. Unlike dolphins whose appearances depend on weather and other factors, there is a definite chance that you will catch a whale shark any day.

 

How To Get There & What To Do?

Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10 km away from the center town of Oslob. The town began to flourish with countless groups of tourists coming in from all over the country and the world. Consequently, the local government had to protect and regulate the frequent visits to protect these mammals as well. They hired marine biologists and tourism officers to make sure that the whale sharks are not harmed during the tourist visits. Penalties are imposed on tourists violating the rules to make sure they avoid doing unnecessary harm and stress to the whale sharks.

Fees and Activities For Whale Shark Swimming

Upon arriving at the Whale Shark Watching Briefing Station, guests are requested to register and pay theWhale Shark Watching fees. Local tourists who will only watch the whale sharks from the boat will pay P300. Local tourists who will snorkel and encounter the whale sharks in the sea will pay P500. All foreign tourists, whether they stay in the boat or snorkel with the whale sharks, must pay P1,000. It is quite the price but it is definitely worth it.

After paying, tourists are given a short briefing on what to do and what not to do during the whale shark watching activity. Depending on the day, you will have to wait for a while for your turn to ride a boat.

Once on the water, the boats will stop by a certain part of the sea, not too far from the shore, where the whale sharks come to meet everyone. The fishermen feed these huge sea creatures which attracts them to the boats. Tourists are not allowed to touch the whale sharks. You may, however, take an underwater picture with them with the help of the expert guides and fishermen around.

 Whale Shark Encounter Experience

The encounter will only last for half an hour so better maximize your time in taking pictures or swimming with the whale sharks.

The Whale Shark Encounter is such a fascinating experience. Watching these friendly sea creatures and swimming with them is truly unforgettable. No wonder many tourists continue to visit Oslob and their famous whale sharks.

 

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13 Responses
  1. James Devouch

    I love this experience. One of the best experience i will never forget. whale sharks swimming is an amazing experience. Thank you also affordable cebu tours

  2. What a lovely experience, I have been here too with my family, well not all of them but I would love to bring them all here and experience this one of a kind venture with the whale sharks. It was the most memorable moment for me whlist of my travels in Philippines.

  3. I must give it to you, you are a true dare-devil. The sound of swimming with sharks not only gives me the chills but gives me a scent of my death nearing me. It’s one thing i’ll add to my bucket list because you have proved that it’s possible but it’s going to take heaven’s angels to take me into that water.

  4. JohnSaunder

    Thanks for all the information, I have no idea how to go there and what to do. Through this article I have a lot of idea now. i like it..

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