Fishes Surrounded me in Manila Ocean Park

In Manila Ocean Park, you will be surrounded by aquariums. You will be surrounded by fishes. You will also be surrounded by “pasaway” Filipinos (and some foreign visitors too).

The first rule inside the Manila Ocean Park’s Oceanarium is that “no flash photography is allowed” to reduce the stress inflicted on the fishes. Plenty of “flash” lights that may destroy the fishes’ eyesight. However, many people ignore that rule so they could they take clear photos inside the Oceanarium.

The Manila Ocean Park Oceanarium

The Oceanarium is the most popular attraction inside the Manila Ocean Park because of the aquarium tunnel that let you feel like you are walking under the sea.
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Tunnel aquarium in Manila Ocean Park

Inside the tunnel, you will see fishes to your left, to your right, and above. My favorite is the manta ray that “glides” in the water and move above you to show his “smiling mouth.” I had a hard time taking the manta ray’s photo but here is my “best shot.”
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Manta ray in Manila Ocean Park

Good experience right? Nah! The tunnel is hot and noisy. Oceanarium visitors tend to loiter inside the tunnel taking photos and talking, as if the place is a sort of indoor picnic area. The tunnel is too crowded that visitors will have a hard time walking to the tunnel’s exit.
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Fishes in Manila Ocean Park

I also a little bit disappointed because the tunnel is too short. Bitin! I guess I have to go to Singapore to experience a better underwater tunnel.

Crocodiles and some Fishes

The Manila Ocean Park Oceanarium has ample number of marine animal species. They have some crocodiles, starfishes, and lots of fishes. Here are some of my favorite inside the Oceanarium.
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Crocdile in Manila Ocean Park

My Beloved just laughed at the Oceanarium’s crocodiles. She called them “baby crocodiles” because she saw larger crocodiles in Davao.
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Spotted Garden Eel in Manila Ocean Park

Shown in the picture above are not worms. They are Spotted Garden Eel. They tend to poke their head out to catch prey. I don’t know why they are called garden eel, unless they are the preferred eels inside Poseidon’s garden.
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Fish eggs in Manila Ocean Park

Lined horizontally in the photo above are the egg sacs showing the growth of fish from a simple egg into a grown fish.

Other fishes that could be found inside the Oceanarium are:
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Pagi in Manila Ocean Park
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Razorfish in Manila Ocean Park
Shrimpfish or razorfish
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Ribbon Eel in Manila Ocean Park
Ribbon eel
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Sunken ship in Manila Ocean Park
A fish that found a perfect place.
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Fishman in Manila Ocean Park
A Fishman. :-P

Nah! That is not a fish. That is one of the attractions in Manila Ocean Park. You will be given an underwater suit so that you can walk inside their big aquarium. It looks pretty cool but I can’t see what’s exciting about it.

So that’s some of the things that you could see inside Manila Ocean Park’s Oceanarium. The Oceanarium is cool and especially a good place to bring your kids so that they could learn more about the marine life.

My only suggestion is that you try to avoid going in the oceanarium when their is a school tour because the underwater tunnel will surely be too crowded for you to appreciate it.

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28 comments:

  1. naku siguro mas maganda yung Musical at Dolphin show nila??

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  2. I haven't been there yet. It's sad to know that there are still people who ignore the "no flash photography" rule. Poor fishies. :(

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  3. @Bluedreamer:

    Oo naman. Mas maganda yung...wait, walang dolphin sa Manila Ocean Park. Sea lion lang meron sila.

    Nag-enjoy yung girlfriend ko sa Lion Show. :-)

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  4. @Bluedreamer

    Haha! Oo nga, astig yung aquanauts. Pero mas maganda yun kung sa totoong dagat ka mag-ganun.

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  5. @Mariel:

    Yeah...kawawa sila. Tingnan mo yun second to the last photo. May gumamit ng flash d'yan. Kitang kita sa glass ng aquarium eh.

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  6. Ay oo nga noh. Tsktsk. Dapat paalisin yung mga yun.

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  7. buti clear ang mga kuha mo khit bwal gumamit ng flash ng cam?

    i was there too last time...kkatuwa lng tingnan ang fishes...

    happy new year!

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  8. Wow! Ang ganda... Di pako nakakapunta sa mga ganyan. Losah kasih. ehehe... Di, wala lang opportunity. Hopefully next time makapunta ako ng Manila, ppunta nako ng Ocean Park... =)

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  9. nandiyan ako last year Jan. ang di ko makalimutan ay ang fish spa. can't forget the kiliti sa paa as in matatawa kang magisa na parang tanga lang.

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  10. @Jag:

    Yup. Pero mahirap din kumuha ng shot dahil sa madilim nga.

    Yung ibang tanks ok lang yung ilaw kaya nakuhanan ko ng maayos. Kaso yung iba medyo madilim eh, kaya ayun, wala akong pic nila. Mas maganda siguro kung may night vision cam mo eh.

    Happy New Year din Jag. ^_^

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  11. @Leah:

    Ok lang yan nu. Hindi naman mawawala yung Manila Ocean Park kaya marami ka pang chance para pumunta dun.

    ^_^

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  12. @Diamond:

    Gusto ko nga ring i-try yang fish spa eh, kaso gahol na kami sa oras. Kaya ayun, hindi ako nakilita sa paa na gaya mo. :-D

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  13. Beautiful... We have one like this in the island of Langkawi...but the last time I was there, I thought it was not as nice as the one in Sentosa Island, Singapore.

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  14. If I'm not mistaken, there is a new one in Kuala Lumpur - Aquaria at KLCC (where the twin towers are). They say that one is really nice but I have not been there.

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  15. I went to the one in Auckland, New Zealand. It was very very expensive to go in...and it was really horrible - not nice at all. Ours in Langkawi is even nicer.

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  16. That wasn't you - the human fish? You should put on the gear and go underwater...and somebody can take your photo and you can post it in your blog for all to see. Hahahahaha!!!!

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  17. Haha...no Suitapui. That is not me.

    I am too shy to show my face in the Internet.

    Wow. You already visited many Ocean Parks.

    I guess it would be good if you visit the one here so as to compare if it is indeed better or horrible.

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  18. wow, what an experience. thnx for sharing ish!

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  19. Thanks Mommy Claire.

    Have a blessed Sunday.

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  20. I would love to go to Manila again in the near future and get to meet you and Milton... Was there 1981...and I loved it! Of course, everything's not the same now...

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  21. 1981 is quite long ago! You are correct, many things had changed and I am sure that you will not recognize Manila as compared to the Manila you saw in 1981.

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  22. eventhough it is small as what u had said but at least we have this kind of attraction. maybe in the near future, they will expand it like the other aquariums in the foreign countries. we should make more attractions and parks to entertain tourists and of course the filipinos.for the students and kids this is very educational and for adults too who have never seen this kind of sea creatures.
    have a nice day!

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  23. Correct! It is a really good place to visit, especially for the kids so that they could learn more about the marine environment.

    The continuous construction just shows that the Manila Ocean Park will be better in the future. Maybe, I will just return when the constructions are 100% complete before I return.

    To make the place better, I guess they improve their systems, like the problem about people loitering, flash photography, and lay-out of the place.

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  24. Oh! We have one here in KL! Aquaria KLCC which I visited sometime 2 years ago : )

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  25. How come there's no sharks? It would be cool to walk inside the big aquarium with sharks swimming around : )

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  26. Is that a stingray? The photo above the razorfish. I like stingrays! : )

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