World Classroom: Swimming with the Whale Sharks

We brought Caleb to swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob.
It was a 3-4 hour drive from the city of Cebu.
We stayed overnight in a quaint resort so we could all be up and ready by 7 am to see the sharks.

This was our beautiful morning view while waiting to board our small boat. Don’t you wish you could have this view everyday?
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Getting suited up before hopping onboard.
They didn’t provide life vests for small children.
It was a good thing, we brought our own.
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Caleb with the boatman, Grandma, Nanny, and London while we were being briefed at the Whale Shark Center.
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At the briefing center. The Do’s and Dont’s of swimming with the whale sharks. This was also where we were charged the swimming/watching fee. So glad we didn’t leave our wallets at home!
FEE GUIDE:
500php to swim with the sharks
300php to watch
1000php for all foreigners
all children below 3 years old were free
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Early morning feeding and plenty of tourists (us included) on small paddle boats.
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I didn’t really expect Caleb to swim with us. But he wanted to get into the water with me as soon as I got off the boat. He wasn’t scared at all. I think I was more scared than him. He was fascinated by the sharks and kept on pointing to them. He wanted to stay in the water the whole time. But I had to put him back on the boat for my peace of mind.
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The whale sharks were huge! They would even nudge the tiny boats of the fishermen feeding them.
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Some underwater shots with the whale shark. They were so close. Sometimes, they would accidentally brush up against you.
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I promptly went back on the boat after this shot was taken. It was too close for comfort…
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Swimming with the Whale Sharks.
A must when visiting the Philippines!

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