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Monday, April 12, 2010

OCEAN PARK SUBIC: the Dolphin Show, the High Dive and the sea lion

......thought of trying some establishments in Clark the other Saturday since it's the only interesting place I can think of in Pampanga, well, not quite coz I realized there's not much to see or do in this former Navy base aside from a lunch out in Fontana perhaps which I didn't feel like doing.

Come on, it's summer. I have to drag myself to the beach or anything close to it. Time to get some tan----as if di pako mukhang Ita.lol

We got as far as Subic. Destination Ocean adventure. 

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ocean adventure subic

For 500 php entrance fee, you could already watch 4 shows. First in our list was the HIGH DIVE which features professional divers from other countries. Yes, I was surprised that they employ Caucasians. Gives you an International feel. They are good.World class diving talaga.

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They were also funny. But the final act was indeed heart stopping. One of the divers climbed as high as
85 feet in the air. Took courage to look at him as he drop. If you fancy on taking photos afterward it's okay, they really know how to interact with their audience.Next stop was Walk on the Wild Side, an animal show, this time featuring wildlife of the forest. Being promdi and having played with wild animals in the prairie, I was not excited at all. 

I thought the DOLPHIN SHOW was really good. Far better than what we saw in Sentosa. Unlike in Singapore Ocean Adventure has a covered amphitheater which allows uninterrupted view and a comfortable shed against the sun. And the dolphins here are far talented.lol The show opened with the playing of some local drummers which gives it a cultural flavor.  The host, who happens to be a Caucasian was very lively.

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One thing I like about it was the part when the trainers themselves got in the water and started making tricks with the dolphins. Great show.

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How I wish I could be tossed like that by dolphins. hehe  
This presentation is packed with action, smiles, interesting information, and an important conservation message.I anticipated that the 4th and last show will be boring, as it features only one sea lion. But I was wrong, it was equally entertaining.

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All in all it was all worth it. And if you can't have enough, there are lotsa OCEAN themed stuffed toys that you can buy in their Gift Shop. Oh, and they also have a Discovery Aquarium just in case you have time in between shows.

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souvenir store

One more thing, if you are planing to commute to get here, forget it. It's deep inside SBMA so better find somebody who has a car. Cheers~~

Thanks so much to our friend Sebastian for the free ride from Pampanga to Subic and back.And for taking the lovely photos with his camera (some of which I tokk) --and for itroducing NIKON to me. I became restless ever since until I got my hand on my own Nikon dslr. cheers!!!!!

For more info, check their webiste:


  1. im more thrilled to watch those divers than the dolphins. hehe
    inferness, interesting ang place. :)

  2. Nice weekend getaway! hopefully I can visit Subic again in the near future... jejejejejejeje

  3. sa tanang buhay ko, di pa ako nakakita ng dolphin. hanggang picture na lang ba? hehe

  4. pasway tga jan aq pero hnd p aq nkakapunta ng subic adventure tama b un? hehe.. nice spot :)

  5. isa sa destinasyon ko dis summer...yahoooooo

  6. Chyng--- uo---ang galing ng stunts. oi.your back from your mountain climbing expedition, can't wait for the post.

  7. I am Xprosaic-- wag kasing kung saan saang bundok at gubat nagpupupunta--try Subic. hehe

  8. richard--it's never too late.tara~~

  9. kayedee~---hmmm. ganun talga. most of the time, kung anu at sinu malapit---yun ang di natin napapansin o nadidisregard.

  10. Ghienoxs---go. better kung tirik ang araw. masarap manuod. hehe

  11. woah..because of this post gusto ko na pumunta ng subic..dun na lang tayo EB! wanna men tossed and dragged by those dolphins for real...ayos ah! lagay ko na to sa mga pupuntahan ko hehe

  12. Sendzki---ang mahal mo namang mag-EB. dyan nalang sa recto.lol

  13. glentot---go go go---tapos pahila ka sa dolphins glen---peace

  14. 500php entrance fee? worth it naman siguro mukhang mag-eenjoy...


  15. MarcoPaolo ---para sakin okay naman na kasi di naan sya yung usual lang. talgang mga bibo ang mga hayup. hehe

  16. we actually wished the same thing. i too wanted to be tossed like that. but swimming with them will be fine.

    ive never been there.

  17. Dong--- ang talented nga ng mga dolphins nila e---pagod siguro lagi mga yun kasi sunod sunod ang mga shows--hehe

  18. Wow! Saya nmn neto! I never been to Subic (Haha! Sori nmn!) but I love dolphin shows. How I wish Gil and I could visit Ocean Adventure too. Kaya lng wala kmi car...pano ba yan? hehe! ;)

  19. mishi---you can rent one. hehe. kasi diko lam kung panu commute.wlang nadaan na public transport. nasa cove kasi. kasulok-sulukan lampas pa ng Morong gate ng SBMA.

    I suggest you go there in groups....

  20. arvin--uo...cute cute kasi nila at mababait----at ang ganda ng balat.sana dolphin nalang ako.lol

  21. Wow! Ang galing ng experience diyan. Sulit sa gastos.
    And, nice photos too. Parang sumama na rin pala ako diyan. I haven't been there yet. Might as well try it out one of these days with the whole family...

  22. Hahahahahahhahaha galing na rin ako dyan last time... pero beach at bundok din trip namin sa subic... pati an ang zoobic safari... jejejejejeje... wild dolphins pa lang nakita ko... yung sa dagat mismo.. jejejejejeje...

  23. napapanahon yung mga senaryo sa pag aalaga sa mga dplphins.

    ayos pards!

  24. dodong flores--yeah--it's a family thing, best enjoyed with the kids talaga.....

  25. I am Xprosaic ---uo, malapit to sa Zoobic safari pero di na kami dumaan that time. wla na oras. Hmmmm---nalaman ko nga na daming species pala ng dolphins sa Pinas....Filipino dolphins.hehe

  26. Everlito (ever) Villacruz----marunong ka ba alaga ng dolphins?

  27. wow, sarap namn.. whoa, wish to be there soon..

    by the way, if haven't check the video regarding mwith the dolphin killings. find it in youtube..

    the cove

  28. tim ---talaga? cge, check ko. thanks ha.

  29. ang ganda naman.. di pako nakapunta jan..

  30. jaypee | enjayneer.com ---summer is still long---you still have ample time.go

  31. ganda kasi ng subic oh..ok lang..kaya mo naman eh..kaya ako libre mo sa susunod haha

  32. wow..sana makapunta din ako jan...at chumurva ng mga dolphins..wahehhee

  33. Was in Subic from Holy Thursday to Black Saturday, but dint have time to watch those shows. Sayang. Next time na lang :) I'll link you up, ayt?

  34. nung last punta namin eh wala pang divers. mga dolphins palang hehe. ay tagal na pala last punta namin. bata pa ko at fieldtrip pa namin haha! :P

  35. Waah! dolphins!!! I LOVE dolphins!!! kakainggit ka parekoy! sana makavisit din ako jan ^_^

  36. Sendo---cge---10 years from now. sarado na ocean adventure nun.lol

  37. mjomesa--chumorva talaga ha.matakot sila sayo, baka machurva sila. lol

  38. Kat---malayo kasi yun if you are thinking of the main beach....from there, makikita mo airport ayt? malayo pa don---- cge. will link you too.thanks

  39. princess_dyanie ---improvin---so matagal na pala ang ocean adventure? kala ko bago lang.hehe

  40. fiel-kun--everybody loves em......me too

  41. within this year meow ha hehe

  42. psst anton, manila ocean park or ocean adventure?
    RJ is here in manila. pasyal ko daw sya dito. help!

  43. Chyng--iba parin kasi ang Ocean adventure kasi live show ng mga animals andun.ang pinakamalapit lang na panapat ng MOP is yung lion show nila na unang pinakita sa Ocean Adventure. Yun nga lang malayo. pero at least kung me extra time kayo, nasa area lang ang Subiz Zafari ba yun--basta gnun tas katabi mismo netong Ocean adventure ang Camaya Resort.malay mo me balak kang mag sunbathing sa yellowish na sand ng subic.hehehe. MOP relaxed lang kasi dyuan lang diba.taxi kalang.quick fix baka pero feeling mo trapped ka parin sa Manila.same ambiance.stressful.don, nasa gitna ka ng kagubatan tas karagatan.:D

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  51. What would it feel like riding on those dolphins and getting tossed like that. 500php for 4 shows? Its not that bad I guess, maybe the rates dropped today. ocean adventure park looks more action packed than manila ocean park. Haven't visited both ocean parks but soon I will. Cheers~


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