Yesterday we decided to go to Manila Ocean Park ” Ocenarium “,All is excited to witness the first under Water World in the Philippines. The location can be easily located if you will just follow the location map that I have provided in my last post.
It was initially a great place to visit. The Main Entrance is great and the first stage of the trek which they called ” Agos ” has a great landscape, and nice place to take pictures.
Then after “Agos” the next stage is ” Bahura ” a place where there are lots of different kinds of fish located in aquarium. It is a dark place where you will not be allowed to use your camera with flash. Since I am just a novice in Picture taking, I do have some hard time to get the best setup for my Canon 400D. Just a tip before you go there you should study on how to take great pictures in dark places.
The fish variation is not that as amazing as I dream of. Anyway it is just like you go to aquarium fish vendor. No offense.
After ” Bahura ” there is ” Laot ” , Laot is composed of big aquarium with lots of fish on it, There is a set up of a ruin ship under the sea. This is still a dark place.
After “Bahura” next location is ” Buhay na Karagatan “, This is where you will feel you are under the sea, I taught it will be a long tunnel, but in reality it is just about 15 m to 20 meter long under water tunnel. Well I do not have the exact length but this is just my estimation. I saw small fish inside the tunnel.
It would be better if they can put some other big fishes inside that ” Buhay na Karagatan “.
The next location is the ” Ang Kalaliman “, This location is where you could find the ” Pagi ” above and the Small Sharks inside the aquarium. I taugh it wouldbe big sharks . Anyway it is still sharks. This location is not so dark.
Then along the vicinity you could find the Multimedia Facility, where you could find books and other toch screen monitor if you would like to know more about marine life.
The next stage is the Exit. In the exit area you could find Manila Bay. So the next location will be the 2nd floor where you could find the Iver Hand Tank where the “Pagi ” is located.
There is also a restaurant at the 2nd Floor, but if you don’t have enough money just go to other place such as Sea Side where you have to buy fish and let them cook for you.
You could also find a souvenir shop where they sell T Shirt and other Marine life souvenir . The price is reasonable. Well I bought 3 shirt for my kids.
I conclusion, It was a nice experience although it does not meet my expectations but still I suggest you to come there and experience the feeling under the sea . It would be great if they can provide discount to students. At present they give discount to senior citizens, Manila Residents and those who will have big groups.
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