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The fishermen of Oslob town in southern Cebu fondly call them Fermin, Lucas, Bali, Ranie, Diane, Berto, Tikyu and Big Mama, and like their counterparts in Donsol town in Sorsogon, they have suddenly discovered the economic potential of whale shark tourism…
Read more: Whale shark watching goes to Oslob
A resort guide/fisherman approached me and I told him I wanted to go see the whale sharks (giddiness and excited laughter ensues!). The resort has a separate viewing fee from the local government — you pay for the boat (?) as well as shower usage. For Aaron’s Beach Resort, it was a measly 50 pesos (that’s just S$1.4!). I put all my stuff in a waterproof bag, and hopped on a canoe to the debriefing site. So get this – for 50 pesos, I effectively got a boat, FOR MYSELF! Isn’t that great? I don’t know how other outfit tours charge but I had the best bang for my buck for sure…
My guides decided to move our boat to another group, one with a bigger shark. When I got back on the boat, I was talking excitedly about the photos I took and how hard it was to swim faster underwater. One of the guides then offered to lend me flippers. YES!..
Read more: Cycling Cebu Day 4: Oslob’s Whale Sharks