A swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob, Philippine.

There are many debate about the feeding in Oslob whether it is against the nature, whether or not feeding is harmful to the whale sharks and the environment… I’m completely open to this… This time when we are in Cebu, the feeding in Oslob still available, we have decided to visit and take a look at it. The government is now trying control the situation. Before we get started, there’s a simple briefing about the rules and regulations.


We paid 1000 pesos for snorkelling.


Taking the boat out to the sea


Life jacket is compulsory when going out to the sea. You can take it off when snorkelling.


First glance at the gentle giant up close!


I was told there are 7 sharks resident here all the time…


Danny posing for the camera


Some time the shark will swim really close by.. it seems like she is checking me up.. as curious as I am…


I’m not a very good swimmer but thankfully manage to conquer the fear and here I am swimming with the biggest sharks in the sea.


There, another baby swimming below me…


Another in front of me…


Skin diving, a technique I’ve learned from scuba diving allow me to swim closer to them… How amazing swimming so close to them!


Mama and her baby


My favourite shot from this trip. That’s Nizam.


Here’s one really close to me! So close I need to shout underwater while trying to stay calm lol…


There’s a scuba diver down there


Remora fishes attached to the big mama… They uses the big body as a transport and protection, also feeds on food dropped by the shark.


After 30 minutes of swim, I’m a bit tired and trying to swim back to the boat. There another big shark hanging around the boat waiting for food…


Tourist are much lesser during weekday. Only a few boats allow at a time.


Snorkel, underwater camera, tower are available for rent from the operator.


Quick breakfast at a food stall next door.


The watcher.


Delicious French Toast With Banana! Must try!


Pork intestine wrap (Pork Sisig)


Amazing experience recorded.


Below a video summary


20 responses to “A swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob, Philippine.

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  2. Wow that’s so close to the mouth at the end of the video!.. πŸ™‚ isn’t it an amazing experience?.. had a good time swimming with them too, though I didn’t get that close, they might swallow me in an instant.. πŸ™‚ Glad to know you enjoyed your time there as well as other places in the Philippines. proud Filipino traveler/blogger here πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for reading the blog πŸ˜€ Jeff you are living in such a beautiful country!! We are yet to go Pahlawan, Boracay, Anilao.. many many more beautiful islands!!! Love to go there again and again haha… Cebu Pacific Air is quite cheap and easy like Air Asia!

      • yep but I find airasia to be much cheaper than cebupacific haha! ironic! πŸ™‚ yep u have to save those places so u can have something to look forward to.. and Siquijor island. that’s a very serene place..

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  4. I definitely envy you this adventure. Every time I visit here I long for the days long ago when we lived in the Philippines and scuba dived all over!! Wonderful beauty.

  5. Hi, I would like to know more details about the whale watching trip and also the dive trips in Cebu. Care to share which operator do you used? Are they any good? We love diving and have been longing for a dive with whale shark…so, we are thinking of a trip to Oslob for the whale. Thanks.

    • Thank you for stopping by Mei26.

      For the whale watching we join or take any tour. We just hire a van and they take use straight from Cebu City to Oslob (the more people sharing the van cost, cheaper it is). Go during weekday to avoid large crowd. There is only one legal operator in Oslob for whale watching you won’t miss it.

      For Diving we dive with Fun Sun Dive Travel you can check out their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/funsundivetravel

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