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Oslob Whale Sharks: A Unique Encounter

By Wanderer Writer

 

Oslob Fun Day

What do you think of every time you hear the word Cebu? I'm sure you have fond memories of Cebu, just like I do, from the various tourist attractions in the City to the beautiful beaches all over Cebu to the breathtaking waterfalls and, of course, all the delicious local food that every town has to offer.

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One of the highlights every time a tourist visits Cebu is their unforgettable experience in Oslob. Oslob is located in the southeastern part of Cebu. You have many ways to go there. If you are bound for Cebu and taking a plane, you will be welcomed by our state-of-the-art Mactan International Airport. You can also travel to Cebu by sea. I can enumerate all options for getting here, but let’s delve into that on our next blog, alright?


Traveling to Oslob is so convenient, whether you drive to the South, take a bus, or take private transportation. Name it, Cebu has a lot to offer.


Now, let’s talk about the Oslob adventure.


Oslob Whale Sharks: A Unique Encounter

One of the main highlights of the Oslob Day Tour is the opportunity to swim with the whale sharks. Oslob is one of the few places in the world where you can have this unique experience. The whale sharks in Oslob are gentle giants; swimming alongside them is an experience you will never forget. I can’t count on my fingers how many times I had my close encounter with the gentle giants of Oslob.

The local government of Oslob has implemented strict guidelines to ensure the safety of tourists and whale sharks. Tourists are briefed about the do's and don'ts before they can swim with the whale sharks. This is to ensure that the whale sharks are not harmed or stressed by the interaction. The orientation is done at the Oslob Whale Shark Briefing Center. Orientation only takes less than 5 minutes. After you are done with your orientation, you can proceed to the waiting area and wait for your number to be called. This is your waiting time to board those paddled boats that will bring you to the whale shark point. Every tourist is given a 30-minute encounter with the whale sharks in Oslob. Make sure you make use of your time wisely. The boatmen will inform you if you can swim with the whale sharks. Capture your close encounter using your underwater camera. Get unlimited shots with them, but most importantly, enjoy your moment swimming with the gentle giants. After your encounter, showers are available for tourists to use for rinsing.



Ready for your next stop? Stay tuned for my next post.



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