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Sharks and Rays Encounter at the Manila Ocean Park

Last September 14, 2013, me and my fellow bloggers had a chance to experience the Sharks and Rays Encounter at the Manila Ocean Park.

It’s one of the new attractions at the marine park and first in Asia offered to the public to experience some different and exciting with the most misunderstood creatures of the deep: the sharks and the rays.

First, you undergo a briefing on various type of rays and sharks that are part of the attraction and the proper way of handling them.

After that, you can experience 3 different types of encounters:

Dry Encounter

No need to get wet to see to experience the marvels of these sea creatures.  You can see them closely  through the acrylic paneled pool. The marine life trainers also holds them close to you for you to touch and feel these amazing creatures. This is ideal for large groups and school tours.

Half Body Encounter

Further the experience by getting waist deep into the water and experience being surrounded by these amazing sea creatures. With the assistance of the marine life trainers, you will be able to hold the stingrays in your arms.  Exciting! This includes a souvenier item, photo and certificate. Show how fearless you are!  Actually you don’t have to be fearless since they are tamed and gentle anyways!

Full Body Encounter

The ultimate experience of being able to swim with these fascinating creatures. You can lightly touch the shark and the rays underwater. Something really worth trying.

Here is a video of my blogger friends experiencing these different type of encounter.

Highly recommended attraction. Very safe, educational and exciting experience for kids and grown-ups a like!

For more info and promos about the attraction, visit their website at www.manilaoceanpark.com or call 567-7777 local 153.

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