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.
Delicious French Toast With Banana! Must try!
Pork intestine wrap (Pork Sisig)
Amazing experience recorded.
Below a video summary