July 7, 2017

3D Outreach Activities

Swimming or Diving With Whale Sharks , Oslob

For adventurous enthusiasts who are keen to experience new things, I would advise them to try diving and swimming with the whale shark.
whale Shark is a kind of harmless animals living in small marine plants and does not possess teeth
It is never harmless to humans, it is one of the largest fish. They can be more than 12 meters long. Besides, they live long. Their age
. may extend to 50 years
You can dive or swim with the whale shark, or feed them from the boat

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Scuba Dive South Cebu is famous for scuba diving with Whale Sharks. Oslob, Cebu is a whale shark swimming area, locally known as “Butanding” sanctuary.

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This is an ideal spot for Open Water Divers going to “Dive with the Whales”.The local fishermen feeds an average of 5 to 7 whale sharks daily. They can get you into the sanctuary and accompany you for scuba diving or snorkeling with these gentle giants. This is an adventure you don’t wanna miss, bring your cameras and take a deep breath.

 

whale sharks watching in Oslob Cebu is 100% guaranteed. Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10 km away from the center town of Oslob.

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Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011.

By December 2011, local fishermen’s interact with the whale sharks by feeding them. This  results in tourists flocking into the beach of Tan-awan. Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also snorkeling while watching sardines.

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Whale sharks are a slow-moving filter-feeding shark (with a mouth like baleen whales) and the largest known species of fish in existence.  They are however, not whales, but mammals.  The largest confirmed one known was about 41 feet (12.5 meters) long and weighed about 47,000 pounds.  They have a mouth that can open up to about 5 feet (1.5 m) wide, containing 300-350 rows of tiny tech and 10 filter pads that it they use to filter feed.  Their dark grey, almost black skin (with a lighter colored belly) is marked with pale whitish-yellow spots and stripes, which are unique to each individual.

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If your point of origin for the trip to Oslob, Cebu City (the largest city in the region), it is advisable to leave very early in the morning   (around 5:00 AM, or 5:30 AM at the very latest) so that you can arrive in Oslob at a good time for the arrival of the whale sharks, who come in regularly in the mid-morning  (around 8:30-9:00 AM), as they are being fed at that time.  It’s around 3 – 3.5 hours trip. Only during the days close to Christmas, traffic in Cebu City is particularly crazy (but not in the wee hours of the morning).  The tour is also best done on a weekday as opposed to a weekend, so you don’t have to compete with as many tourists. You can also go back to Cebu City on the same day or go to moalboal and I will talk about it in upcoming blog.

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What are you waiting for, come and visit Oslob so that you can feel the most exciting adventure in that place. see you there.

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