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Swimming with whale sharks tops most bucket lists. There are only a few destinations around the world that offer this one-of-a-kind experience, though, and the Philippines happens to be one of the places in Asia that does, specifically Donsol.
Donsol is a premier tourist destination and should not be passed up when you explore the beautiful islands of the Philippines. What's particularly special about Donsol is that it offers you the RIGHT way to swim with the whale sharks (or butanding, as they are called locally).
Unlike in Oslob, Cebu where the whale sharks are fed and stay in a defi ...
Whale shark tourism is a growing industry in the Philippines, attracting thousands of visitors and generating millions of dollars in income every year. But environmentalists say excessive interaction with humans and the practice of feeding the whale sharks are harming the endangered species. Barnaby Lo traveled to Oslob and Donsol, two coastal towns with different ways of giving people close encounters with the gentle giants of the sea.
Ready to experience an unforgettable holiday? With Diviac Eco Travel, you'll have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean, dive with majestic manta rays, and explore the wild islands of the Philippines.
This trip combines marine life sightings with the local culture of the Philippines, creating a unique holiday in which you'll meet wonderful sea creatures, visit islands accompanied by local guides and find out how researchers study and protect what you love!
Not so far from Donsol, you'll find Ticao Pass, a natural channel rich in biodiversity. This speci ...
Animal attractions are a lot of fun and they make for good Instagram photos. Especially swimming with whale sharks. It's in many tourists' bucket list. How cool is it to actually swim with the biggest species of fish in the ocean?
Swimming with whale sharks is generally okay, as long as responsible practices are followed. But this isn't always the case. In the Philippines, two areas are visited for its whale shark tourism. Oslob is the more popular one, but it's also questionable ecologically speaking. On the other hand, Donsol is the better, ethical choice.
Whale sharks: Get to know the ...
Like many divers, I have been on the trail of whale sharks. From Malapascua to Ticao Island, Apo Reef (Occidental Mindoro) and Sogod Bay, I took Travel Dive Connect where there was the possibility of a whale shark encounter in the wild. I had imagined such encounter to be one of those gasp-inducing wow moments. And, true enough, it was.
Donsol 2017 ??" which I now call "my best dive trip, so far" ??" was my lucky turn, a first encounter with whale sharks that's also a bitter-sweet glimpse of an idyllic municipality built around ecotourism.
Donsol, Sorsogon, dubbed as a "prime example of ...