Whale Shark Watching and Encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whale Shark Watching And Encounter: Tips to Note Before the Encounter

Whale shark watching and encounter is a highlight activity while you are in Cebu. After all, getting to Oslob is now made convenient. There are after all many Oslob packages from varied travel tours that you can have. Plus, there’s no need to break one’s bank since the packages are really affordable. Hence, if ever you find yourself in Cebu, do not miss out this once in a lifetime experience to see and swim with whale sharks.

But hold your horses first and don’t get too excited. If you plan to do this in the near future, there are things you need to take note. Here are some tips that you need to know before your encounter.

 

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

 

Tip 1: Consider the weekdays.

When planning to go to Oslob, I highly suggest going on a weekday. This is because there are fewer people during this time most especially Mondays. During the weekends, people flock to this tiny land. Because of the number of people, you might find some people kicking your face, fins on your body and more. The more crowded the place is, the harder would be to swim around [well, only if you know how to swim :-) ]. Plus, you may not be able to maximize your trip since they get to cringed on the time spent either while you are in the sea or the waiting time before you can actually swim with whale sharks.

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

 

Tip 2: Be early.

If you have plans to get to Oslob by bus, you need to plan your time to arrive there before 6AM. The whale shark encounter begins at 6AM to 12NN only. This will give you more time in the water and there are even fewer people during that time. If you happen to get tour packages to go there, the driver will be really early to pick you up so you will arrive there before 6AM. We usually prefer to have the pickup at 4AM tops since whale shark watching adventure is just one of the destinations and often there are at least 3 destinations included in a tour package.

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

 

Tip 3: Do not wear sunblock.

You might be tempted to wear sunblock simply because you are heading to the beach right? However, don’t bother applying one should you swim with the whale sharks in Oslob. Applying it is strictly prohibited as the chemicals in our sunblock are hazardous to the gentle giants. You are required to take a shower if you happen to apply before you will be allowed to swim. So better not apply at all or apply after you are done swimming with the whale sharks.

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and encounter in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu

 

Tip 4: Bring underwater camera.

Since this will be your first time swimming with the whale sharks and might be your last, make this a memorable one. Prepare your underwater camera and take as many pictures as you can. But don’t forget to disable the flash since flash photography is not allowed. You might scare these giants away.

 

Whale shark watching and encounter would truly be an experience truly one for the books. Hence, might as well try this on your next trip to Cebu. You would be delighted why you do it.


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