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    Dolphin Show of Ocean Adventure in Subic Bay, Zambales

    Ocean Adventure, South East Asia's only open water marine park, located in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales in the sprawling former US military base about 100 kilometers north of Manila. Attractions include Killer Whale and Dolphin show, sea lion show, Discovery Aquarium, Learning Center and personal encounters with the sea lions and dolphins.

    The Discovery Aquarium features various fishes and crustaceans in aquariums including the loveable clown fish living near the anemone (a filter-feeding animalrelated to corals, jellyfish and hydra) popularized by the animated movie Nemo.

    clown fish

    The Sea Lion show features a sea lion choreographed to synchronize with music and boasts of an interactive audience participation

    sea lion

    The Dolphins and Whales Show showcases two false killer whales and two dolphins obeying commands of the trainers obviously with the poor creatures being rewarded with fish food for their obedience.

    The dolphin interaction part allows spectators to actually commune with the intelligent creatures (for a fee of course) even allowing close-up pictures.

    Backpacking Subic Bay and Ocean Adventure:

    How to get to Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay Zambales:

    Commuting to Subic Bay is via Victory Liner, with terminals in Pasay City and Cubao, Quezon City has daily trips to Olongapo City.

    Entrance to the facility is P450 and very near Camayan Beach Resort. The place is too humid with not much wind so suggest you come with bottled water, shades, caps and towels.

    Driving Directions: in April 2008, try taking the new SCTEx for faster travel time from NLEx to Subic.


    I recommend avoiding the pricey resort "Puting Bato" due to poor service in contrast to their high rating. The said resort should be re-evaluated by the DOT. It's because of their lamentable service that I wasn't able to go to Zoobic Safari :(

    All pictures taken exactly one year ago using my then 2-day old Canon EOS 300D with standard 18-55 kit lens that I still don't know how to operate. I just used Sports mode and shoot away.

    Related Posts:

    Manila Ocean Park
    Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx)

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:13 PM,


    At May 1, 2007, 2:11:00 AM, Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

    nice place to visit....nice capture:-))

    At May 1, 2007, 7:35:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    i saw this once featured in a pinoy movie i saw, seems like a pretty cool place to take the family. not a bad first date place neither.

    At May 1, 2007, 9:18:00 AM, Blogger germs said...

    wish u got more subic photos, i miss the place, used to live there...sir up na ulit .

    At May 1, 2007, 10:42:00 AM, Anonymous kyels said...

    It looked like a nice place to visit!


    At May 1, 2007, 11:19:00 AM, Blogger jhenny said...

    wow!! ang cute ng mga dolphins at sea lion no :)

    ndi pa ako nakakapunta dyan.. well sana soon :)

    At May 1, 2007, 2:57:00 PM, Anonymous mousey said...

    di pa ako nakapunta dyan. galing ng timing sa mga pics mo.

    At May 1, 2007, 6:27:00 PM, Blogger Luigi said...

    Very nice photos, Dude!

    I've just posted a comment at

    My modifications based on blogger's instructions are not working... Grrr!

    At May 1, 2007, 11:58:00 PM, Blogger carlotta said...

    i. love. the. dolphins! nice photo of them. =)

    At May 2, 2007, 1:51:00 AM, Blogger Alternati said...

    Cool! Love the pics. I've been to Subic numerous times cause I have a couple of friends residing there, but interestingly I've never been to Ocean Adventure. It'll be on the top of my list next I visit. :)

    At May 2, 2007, 6:50:00 AM, Blogger Senor Enrique said...

    Seems like a really fun place to visit. The Sea Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland is the best I've seen to date.

    At May 2, 2007, 10:07:00 PM, Anonymous Ferdz said...

    AKo hanggang ngayon di pa ko nakakapunta dito

    At May 3, 2007, 6:13:00 PM, Blogger abssss said...

    i weirds me out when i see an animal obeying ahuman being. it sort of have that perya effect. i havent been to subic in 7 years i think. the place must have changed a lot by now.

    At May 5, 2007, 7:46:00 AM, Anonymous rhodora said...

    Noong magpunta ako sa Subic, ang attraction pa lang noon ay yung mga paniki.. wala pa itong hehehe.

    At May 5, 2007, 7:48:00 AM, Anonymous rhodora said...

    wala pa itong Ocean Adventure. Kasalukuyan pa lang dini-develop at pino-promote noon under Dick Gordon's management.

    At May 6, 2007, 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous lasiate said...

    ok tu m'as décidé ! j'y vais pendant les élections la semaine prochiane

    At May 7, 2007, 7:31:00 AM, Anonymous rhodyl said...

    galing ng mga dolphins... sarap siguro pumunta jan.. thanks pala sa visit... :)

    At May 10, 2007, 9:00:00 AM, Anonymous sexy mom said...

    my frends have been telling me about this--i didn't really know that it existed. i guess i am bringing my kids there one of these days. thanks for sharing the photos, impressive!

    At May 17, 2007, 3:31:00 PM, Blogger sheilamarie said...

    i loved the pictures upi took... we went to that place about 3 years ago, i think. you were right about it being humid... but still a lot of fun especially if you have kids with you =)

    At May 6, 2008, 9:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello! Isn't it that ocean adventure was involved in the deaths of the fake killer whales? and that because of that they were temporarily closed down in 2005?

    At May 6, 2008, 9:23:00 PM, Anonymous anva said...

    hello! hindi ba na-close down temporarily itong ocean adveture dahil sa death of 3 fake killer dolphins? and that they were sued by PAWS because of that?

    At May 6, 2008, 10:55:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    anva, the facility wasn't closed due to that. Paws can only complain about it

    At Apr 20, 2011, 9:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    are you open this coming holy week?

    At Jan 23, 2012, 5:37:00 PM, Blogger Pinay Ramblings said...

    Nice pics! :) I miss ocean adventure!

    At Dec 5, 2012, 11:24:00 PM, Anonymous Emily said...

    Sharing this with you :

    Emily Boutet

    At Dec 5, 2012, 11:30:00 PM, Anonymous Emily said...

    Sharing with you this link :

    These are photos of my son who was a victim of a jellyfish at Camayan Beach Resort.

    Emily Boutet


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