Welcome to the part 3 of my Cebu travel diary!
Can you see that big fish over there? Familiar? Haha! Obviously, that’s an effigy of a whale shark. And later, you’ll see our underwater photos.
For now, let me do just a quick introduction about our giant friend under the sea.
The Whale shark is a creature that holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom. It is the most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. And a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species.
Swimming with the gentle giants is one of the most exciting things I thought I couldn’t do! Because, hello? it’s a giant fish! It could eat and swallow my poor lil bones! But just this September 25th, we were able to tour the 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, the Oslob. We’ve been eyeing this activity since the day it became a trend over social media. So, we grabbed the chance to have a one-of-a-kind-experience with whale sharks.
One of our friends brought his GoPro and all of us made so much effort to dive into the water every time a whale shark passes by behind us. But it was an epic failed because all of us stayed at the outrigger of our boat. So their feet always spotted on every picture. 😑😑😑
But seriously, the experience really worth every penny we spent. It was such an amazing and unforgettable encounter with the giant butantings.
After the Whale Shark Watching, we went to Sumilon, Island. Paid 2,000 (we divided it into 11) for the boat transfer and 50pesos each when we arrived on the island. I had so much fun swimming because of the big waves. Enjoyed letting it crash against my body and slap my face! Haha.
And of course, I took the chance to shoot. Chos! 😂😜
Next stop? The Ruins in Oslob!
One of the things I love about Cebu is that, it has so many historical places such as churches and ancestral houses. Just like this, The Ruins in Oslob.
Which is also called as The Cuartel, the Spanish word for encampments/headquarters. And is just situated in front of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
The Church of the Immaculate Concepcion was started to be built in 1830 and took about 18 years to finish. Absolutely astonished by huge and ancient churches in Cebu.
Just within walking distance is the… 👇
The admission is free of charge, however, taking pictures was prohibited. So I only got this picture for you guys. This is just next to the Spanish Cuartel – the Museo Oslob. Where antiques and other historical items from the people of Oslob were deposited.
So if you’d ask me, what is one of the places I’d love to go to over and over again. I’d have to say, it’s Cebu! We still have a lot of extreme activities and places in Cebu listed on our bucket list that we want to do and visit. But hopefully, we could cross them out on the list the next time we go there. 😉