Found in Camayan Wharf, Subic Bay, Ocean Adventure is the first open-water marine theme park in all of Asia. It was built by animal behaviorists and trainers with the vision of enhancing the public’s general understanding of marine life, by creating a space where both fish and guests can interact and bond freely.
The most notable attraction in Ocean Adventure is its Ocean discovery Aquarium, where guests are surrounded by the tank and are free to watch different species of sea creatures swim around in their open habitat. Moreover, guests are also welcomed to swim and play with some of the creatures, like trained sea lions and dolphins. For experienced divers, the Marine Lagoon is the place to be as it serves as the home to the big fishes: blacktip reef sharks, giant jackfish, colorful kinds of reef fish, and four rescued sea turtles, who were deemed too weak to be released in the wild. There are monthly shows as well that showcase the skills of the trained animals to entertain the audience.
There are other attractions for those who aren’t keen on getting wet too. There’s the Ocean HeART 3D Wall art that animates drawings of sea creatures to 3D, and a foot spa where guests can relax while doctor fish (Garra rufa) nibble away dead skin from their feet. Other land animals found in the area are the Palawan bearcat, python, Philippine scoops owl, eagle, and fruit bats.
For an entrance fee of PHP788, guests can enjoy these activities in Ocean Adventure and more. Those planning to stay overnight can be accommodated at Camayan Beach Resort, the hotel beside Ocean Adventure run by the same corporation.