Another item ticked off my bucket list!
It was such an amazing experience! It is not everyday that you encounter big fish like this. And by big, I mean really big! 10-12 feet, I think.
I can still remember the thrill before plunging into the clear blue waters of Oslob. Adrenaline rushed in and I loved it. I guess I thrived with these hormones. I love the feeling of pressure and accepting every challenge it gives.
We were early to leave Nordzee Hostel in Boljoon. The whale shark encounter is until 12pm only. 🙂 We rode the bus via Bato and dropped off to the Oslob whale shark viewing site. It would be great if you will give heads-up to the bus conductor where you will be dropped off. You will have to pay PHP35.00 for a 25-30 minute bus drive from Boljoon.
We paid PhP1,400 for the activity with snorkeling gear which includes fins. I suggest that you should canvass first as to who offers the cheapest if you are on a budget.
After paying, we immediately proceeded to the orientation. This is basically about how not to be stupid while swimming with the whalesharks. 🙂
After 5 minutes were done and off to banca and another 5 minutes to the sea. And there you go, the star of the show – adorable giants of Oslob!
Below video is not really good. hahaha. It was so hard to take videos. I wanted to focus more on my encounter with the whale shark rather than filming it.
PS. PLease dont swim near them, they might get kicked! Poor animal!