I wish I could say I enjoyed swimming with the Oslob whale sharks last week, but truth is, I didn’t. I am happy for Oslob, these gentle giants locally called tuki caused a huge buzz in the Philippines which is a big help to the tourism revenue of the once sleepy town. But I am saddened by what I saw; the chaos of tourists which could scare away or harm the poor whale sharks and even fellow whale shark watchers; stubborn tourists touching the whale sharks, snorkelers’ fins almost hitting my face, scuba divers suddenly surfacing from down under and paddle boats almost running over my head.
Nevertheless, I will still promote the whale shark of Oslob and encourage people to visit because the good people of Brgy. Tan-awan,Oslob deserves the blessing that they are getting now. (more…)
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