Whale shark watching in Oslob
Whale shark watching in Oslob is a popular tourist attraction in the southern part of Cebu Island, Philippines. It is known for the opportunity to swim and snorkel with the gentle giants of the sea – the whale sharks. The whale sharks in Oslob are attracted to the area due to the availability of food, mainly small shrimps and krill, which are fed to them by local fishermen. This has made it relatively easy for tourists to see and swim with the whale sharks up close, which is a unique and memorable experience. The whale sharks in Oslob are massive, and can grow up to 40 feet in length. Despite their size, they are harmless to humans as they are filter feeders, which means they eat only plankton and other small marine organisms. To participate in whale shark watching in Oslob, visitors need to register at the briefing center, pay a fee, and watch an orientation video that explains the dos and don’ts when interacting with the whale sharks. Visitors are not allowed to touch the whale sharks or use flash photography while in the water.