It’s really great how people can do wonder, i.e, take the sea floor to the land, the result? We have Ocean Park . =)
Yeah..it’s been here for a while so the photos will just make you remember the day when you went there, either during a field trip, just a usual Sunday stroll with your family/friends, or a sweet date 😉
But for those who have not yet visited the place, these photos are enough to make you grab your bags and hit the road.
It’s accessible since it’s just along Roxas Blvd and situated at the back of Rizal Park. You can either ride a cab straight to the place or take any jeepney going to Baclaran and alight anywhere near Kalaw or Rizal Park and walk your way to the biggest aquarium in the city.
Starting with the Marine Life Habitat with the super witty Sea Lions! ^^
It’s like a 2o minute show of two sea lions that will surely entertain the viewers, from all ages, with their stunts, charm and wit. They are really cute, though slimey, haha 😄 The show is also full of Nat-geo-ish info regarding the specie and reminders to keep mother nature healthy to avoid these wonderful creatures from extinction. =)
Then we enter the main feature of the place, the biggest aquarium in town, the Oceanarium.
Trivia #1: The crocodile in the park are the baby ones. The Crocodile Farm is just lending them the baby crocs and once they grow up, they will be replaced by new baby crocs. =)
Trivia #3: Only Nemo/Clown fish is the only fish with a real coral reef in its tank because this fish can’t live without one. It’s called sea anemone and they live in a mutualism relationship (grab your biology book, go figure. haha) All tanks are filled with artificial reefs but are sure safe for our sea creatures. The water filling each tank is directly from Manila bay (it’s already filtered so don’t worry 😄 ).
Cool aren’t they? =) For just P400 for the entrance fee you can see them up close! *I should get paid for promoting these haha XD*
I have limited pictures from the biggest aquarium since the sea animals can move freely and the lighting is not cooperative 😄 . The main part of the park where you can feel that you’re actually in the ocean floor..
If you noticed a guy wearing a diving suit on top, he’s not there to clean the tank or feed the fish. It’s called Aquanaut wherein you can have a view from the inside of the big aquarium and interact with the sea creatures for P995 for 20-30minutes (haven’t tried it though). =)
Trivia #4 : Although in the big tank, all sorts of fish even sting rays and eels etc. are all in one place, they do not prey on each other because they are “trained” or more like “used” of not eating their own kind. Why? Because they already have a food supply twice a day so they don’t need to look for a prey. =) Even the big sharks do not act like the ones in the Jaw movie because again, they are being well fed so no need to go berserk and color their tanks red 😉
Wonder where I got all these trivia? hahaha.. I did not research on them, I just had a chat with Kuya, the tour guide in our little glass bottom boat ride..
Nope, that’s not Kuya haha that’s my boyfriend. For P150 per head, you will get a top view of the big tank. =)
Since the tour is a bit exhausting (tip: ladies, wear flats) , last stop is a relaxing foot spa , of course, by the sea creatures as well =) *P150/head
And a little souvenir shot for an amazing experience. 😉