Monday, November 25, 2013

Manila Ocean Park Sharks and Rays Opening

Last Friday we were invited to the opening of Sharks and Rays Encounter at the Manila Ocean Park. 

From Manila Ocean Park:
Sharks and Rays encounter is an exciting underwater attraction for a fun urban adventure. It's crystal clear outdoor pool is divided into three zones filled with various species of friendly sharks and stingrays. The sharks and rays encounter is educational in which trainers provide information on sharks and rays during briefing and having worked closely with these animals. Our key mission for creating this new exhibit is to enhance man's interaction, understanding and experience with marine animals. Go beyond aquarium walls with the following specialized interactive programs.

a few entertainment before the ribbon cutting.

Bella and I

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After the ribbon cutting ceremony some of the guests were asked to swim and go waist deep, into the water to have a rare interaction with the sting rays. No sharks are present by the way, we were told that if we wanted to see them and swim with them we should go down below, which we didn't. I'm not a fan of sharks and to swim below is a no-no. lol!

Daddy, with the Mutya ng Pilipinas winners.

From Manila Ocean Park:
There are five species of stingrays in the pool area, chosen for their docile and non-threatening behavior. These marine wonders have undergone months of training for guest's safety.

leopard sting ray

Enjoy si Daddy mag swim!

see her smile? Tuwang-tuwa!

I didn't swim though, but I had fun touching and learning a few things about stingrays. 

Fact on Stingrays: (Manila Ocean Park)
Stingrays have a regular diet of small fishes, clams, oysters and mussels. They spend much time resting on sand and some are solitary by nature.

This was truly a fun and memorable family bonding experience. You might want to check it out yourself.

*Entrance rate is inclusive of  souvenir item, photo and certificate.

To know more about the rates and fees, click Manila Ocean Park.

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