Thursday, January 31, 2008

MANILA OCEAN PARK


For all those marine enthusiasts, for all those people who want to explore the vast world of the ocean but cannot afford to buy diving suits and equipment, and for all those people who want to see a glimpse of everyday lives of the relatives of Nemo under the sea , yet, are afraid of dipping their toes in the water, finally, your long wait is over!!!! Mark your calendar folks! Manila Ocean Park, the Philippines first state of the art Oceanarium is going to be open to the public this February 24, 2008 ( View their official website: Manila Ocean Park ).

According to Marine Park President, Manila Ocean park would be among the advanced ocean parks in Asia and its area is bigger compare to Singapore’s Sentosa Oceanarium. There are also two open marine habitats on MOP were marine enthusiast could go snorkeling and diving with the fishes. The main oceanarium is consist of the followingaquaticfeatures:

Agos(flow)
waterfalls,


cascading into 8 different water tanks displaying various flora and fauna;
the Bahura (Reef), a series of 48 tanks that feature the very colorful Philippine underwater rainforest;

the Laot (Fishig Ground) where four big distinct aquariums will display an assortment of fish in all sizes and colors;

Buhay na Karagatan ( Living Ocean) , Oceanariums main feature, a breathtaking 25-meter walk along an underwater tunnel where you can experience how marine animals interact with each other in their natural habitat;

the Kalaliman ( The Deep), the residence of the barracudas;

Overhang Tank, unique Overhang Tank where you could watch a variety of rays fly over and walk beneath these magnificent creatures

and the Pating (Shark) aquarium.

The Oceanarium also features The KUMEDOR (Dining Room), where you can experience dining while being surrounded by tanks of glow-in-the-dark jellyfishes (awesome!), marine theme hotel, restaurants at the edge Manila Bay and of course who among you can live without malls. Haha

I’m very excited and I can’t wait to see those sharks, barracudas, and sting rays; not on National Geographic nor Discovery Channel, just the glass panels and of course the water will separate me from their world. .

The entrance fee….. Php 400.00 for adults and Php 350.00 for kids, not bad for a World class Ocean park. Ipon na!


1 comment:

mom_miho said...

Wow! hope can go there someday...Nice Info