The Gentle Giants of Oslob

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.
This gentle giant feeds on small shrimps. Looks can be deceiving but they are really kind and gentle
This gentle giant feeds on small shrimps. Looks can be deceiving but they are really kind and gentle.
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!

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