After our fun mermaid swim experience at Manila Ocean Park, my newly found blogger friends and I were also given a chance to visit the Oceanarium. I've been to the Ocean Park at Hong Kong way back so I already had a similar experience. I was with my sister though who was a first timer and it was my first time to go to Manila Ocean Park so I was still excited to visit the place!
|With blogger friends - Martin, Monica, Monica and Clarissa|
Manila Ocean Park has a huge air conditioned mall-like area for its guests. It carries several shops, restaurants, and other amenities. This place will never bore you cause it carries tons of attractions, such as the Trails to Antartica, Sea Lion Show, Sharks and Rays Encounter, Fish Spa, Jellies Exhibit, etc., for you to choose from. You may even visit them all! I am not sure though if one day is enough to visit all these attractions.
|Dora the Explorer :p|
The first part of the Oceanarium is a beautiful outdoor attraction where several sea creatures are placed in separate aquariums for the guests to look at. I wasn't able to take a photo of all the fishes that were displayed cause there were just too many! They were very entertaining to watch cause each aquarium has something different about them. There is also an area in the Oceanarium where guests could feed koi fishes.
|Seahorses, Nemo, and more!|
"The Oceanarium is home to 14,000 marine creatures from around 277 species, all indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Its sheer size and diversity makes it one of the world's best public aquariums. The Oceanarium is a stunning walkthrough of the watery depths featuring seven sections and containing 1,900 cubic meters of seawater. At the heart of the Oceanarium is the main attraction - a 25 meter long, 220° curved walkway tunnel with a spectacular underwater view of amazing sea creatures swimming overhead."
My favorite part of the Oceanarium is definitely the walkway tunnel cause all sorts of marine creatures are swimming beside and over me! It felt like I was in another world. I wish though that I brought Z with me. Most guests, especially the kids, enjoyed this part of the Oceanarium. I am sure that Z will love this attraction!
|Sting Rays and Sharks!|
I remember distinctly from my last trip to a similar attraction (which was way baaack) that the aquarium gives off a fishy smell, but I did not experience that from the Oceanarium. All I experienced was pure enjoyment and amazement with my new friends!
After experiencing all that marine life right in front of your eyes, the exit of the Oceanarium exposes a nice view of the Manila bay. It was a hot and humid day when I went to Manila Ocean Park, but just seeing all that vast water made me feel light and cool.
If you are looking for a fun activity for your kids or simply want to be amazed with marine life, better visit Manila Ocean Park's attractions! They are located behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila, Philippines 1000.
For more details, call 567-777, ext. 118, 199, and 123 or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manila-Ocean-Park-Official/127750253907838 :)