Thursday, January 15, 2015

Swimming with the Butanding in Oslob

Last year, my little brother decided to visit Cebu along with wife.  They came all the way from NSW Australia and they were looking for a fun activity in Cebu. One of the ideas that he liked was going to Oslob to swim with the whale sharks or butanding. Oslob is a town in the southern part of Cebu Island that is a 2 hours away from Cebu City. Recently, the 4th class municipality became a famous spot for whale shark watching. 

The butanding watching has exponentially increased the town's tourist arrivals and income. In Oslob, you will have an up close and personal experience with these massive fish. We drove going there and we jut directly went to one of the resorts in Barangay Tan-awan. We paid the local rate and also rented their underwater camera. Our wives just decided to stay on the boat. If you are going there, I really suggest you might as well swim with the whale sharks and at least have one photo. ;)  Here some of the pictures of our adventure:

Me and the Whale Shark
What big mouth you have!

Oh, what big belly you've got!

Whale Shark Watching in Oslob
Me and my bro with the baby butanding

swimming with the butanding in Cebu
My best shot!

Our wives stayed in the banca