13 June 2015

A visit to Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay

For Mickey's birthday, we found ourselves going back to Subic Bay for a weekend of adventure.  Subic Bay is currently becoming our favorite weekend escape whenever our schedule permits.  With this happening quite often, I'll be sharing with you different adventures and discoveries whenever we visit so that when you find yourself going there, you'll have an idea of what's in store for you and your loved ones.

The last time I visited Ocean Adventure was when I was still single, whereas Mickey has never been there ever.  I asked him if he wanted to go and he said yes.  So, right after our usual breakfast at Subic Bay Yacht Club, we arrived at Ocean Adventure just in time for the first of the four shows to start. 

A quick tip: For some reason, Subic Bay is warmer than our already warm weather in Manila, so when you do come to visit Ocean Adventure, be sure you're wearing cool clothing, wear sunblock, bring out your sunnies as the sun is a bit harsh and always walk in the shade if you can.

On our way to the first show, we were walking by the side of the lagoon.  I stopped and looked over the lagoon and I was wondering if the dolphins were out.  Suddenly, a dolphin's head bobbed from a far distance.  Then, it swam towards me and stopped right in front of me.  It just stayed there and we had a friendly staring contest for a good five minutes until I had to leave the lagoon area because the show was about to start.

Some encounters are simple unforgettable and I absolutely loved that dolphin encounter.

The first show was at 10:15 a.m. and is called, "Walk on the wild side".  We were taught basic survival skills in the wild (making fire, cooking in bamboo and making utensils from bamboo) and had close encounters with animals such as an owl, a bear cat, a python and a bat.

The second show was at 11:00 a.m. and is called "Balancing Act".  The show featured acrobats from Kenya who performed different stunts.  They had strong bodies, they moved very fast and had an entertaining routine. 

On our way to the next show at 12:30 p.m. called "Dolphin Tales".

I love how smart these gentle creatures are.  They are awesome.

They waved goodbye using their tails (flukes) at the end of the show

We had the chance to meet these three at the end of the show. 
I love their gentle eyes and their ready smiles.

The fourth (and last) show we saw was at 1:15 p.m. and is called Sea Marine Patrol.

Now, this was totally unexpected.  The show started with this young sea lion walking on the stage, stopped in the middle (right in front of the microphone stand), tilted it's head up and mimicked a human voice welcoming everyone to the show.  It's so funny! 

An older sea lion later joined him onstage, they waved hello with their flippers

Since I last visited, two shows were added.  It was a great day spent at Ocean Adventure and we absolutely love the animals.  It was a great weekend! 

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