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Paying a Visit to the Grandest Manila Ocean Park!

Published by under Travel on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 5:06 am

Last Saturday (August 2), Xai and I went to the 1ststate-of-the-art Oceanarium here in the Philippines. It is planned to consist open water marine habitat, boutique mall, restaurant row and function facilities all located in one complex at the back of the Quirino Grandstand. But right now, only the Oceanarium is available for the public. The first phase of the construction is on-going.

The Oceanarium journey begins with:

  1. Agos (Flow) – brings you to an artificial rainforest and water fall with 8 different water tanks displaying various flora and fauna.
  2. Bahura (The Reef) – shows you a series of 46 tanks that feature the very colorful Philippine underwater rainforest.
  3. Laot (Fishing Ground) – showcases four big distinct aquariums will display an assortment of fish in all sizes and colors.
  4. Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean) – lets you experience a breathtaking 25-meter walk along an underwater tunnel and experience how marine animals interact with each other in their natural habitat. This main feature of the Oceanarium provides an unmatched and truly awesome encounter with the rich underwater world.
  5. Kalaliman (The Deep) – showcases marine animals found in the deepest parts of Philippine waters.
  6. Overhang Tank – displays a variety of rays fly over while you’re under this unique Overhang Tank.
  7. Pating (Shark) – features several species of shark. Come fact-to-face with the wonderful, often misunderstood, predators of the sea.

Our Php 800 is really worth it. No regrets though we haven’t brought a good camera to take shots of the different species of marine animals. I’m yearning for those macro shots! Sigh! I’ll go back there someday when I have my Nikon D300 12MP DX Professional DSLR! I wish! Hahaha!

Anyway, what I can offer you right now is shots taken by my Nokia 6233 cell phone 2.0 M camera.

Click on the thumbnails to see our photos:

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