Oslob Whaleshark Interaction
Get up close with these gentle giants and swim with the whale sharks — or opt for just whale shark watching — in this town of Oslob, Cebu in Barangay Tan-awan. This wild life tourism attraction is one of Cebu’s sought after tourism activity and has generated significant revenue which changed the perspective of the locals about whalesharks. Aside from that, this has greatly led to stronger efforts for the protection of the marine ecosystem in Oslob. Over the years, the number of whalesharks in Tan-awan has increased and more and more conservation efforts are in the way for these gentle giants.
Above all, look at those lovely whale sharks swimming in the calm waters of Oslob, Cebu.
Operation shall be from 6:00 AM until 12:00 PM only.
A maximum daily limit of 1,000 guests shall be imposed.
Only 50% of the boat or banca’s maximum passenger carrying capacity shall be allowed.
Only persons traveling in the same group shall be allowed to board the boat or banca.
Life vests and other swimming equipment rented and used during the activity shall be regularly sterilized with an Ultraviolet Germicidal Light, with STRICT OBSERVANCE of the instructions on proper handling and use of the device.
Boats or bancas are disinfected after every use.
Boatmen must strictly observe good personal hygiene and wear proper uniform.
1. Enter slowly from the boat into the water.
2. Camera with no flash allowed.
3.Wearing of Lifevest is mandatory.
4. 5 meters away minimum distance from swimmer to whaleshark.
5. Guide Mandatory.
6. Biodegradable sunblocks and oils remove before entering the water.
1. Do not touch the whaleshark.
2. Do not jump on the boat.
3. Camera Flash is not permitted.
4. Do not touch or kick the corals.
5. Don’t take anything out of the sea.
6. Do not throw trash.
KINDLY BRING YOUR OWN SNORKELING GEAR AND MASK.
YOU ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO WEAR PROPER SWIMWEAR ATTIRE DURING WHALESHARK INTERACTION.
PENALTY OF 2,500 OR IMPRISONMENT OF 4 UP TO 6 MONTHS IF ANYONE CAUGHT TOUCHING THE WHALESHARKS OR VIOLATING THE RULES.
WEARING OF FACEMASK IS A MUST WHEN YOU ENTER THE BRIEFING AREA.
PLEASE OBSERVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING OF 4 METERS AWAY AT THE BRIEFING AREA.