Field Trip for the Dolphins

Monday, June 07, 2010

I know, I know. Quite some absences here makes my blog plainly dull and blue. Busy with some things---- as if. Whatsoever --- IM BACK! And I've got some late entries still worth the share. ^^

May 21-23, 2010 - The Last Trip of May

The Dumaguete-Dapitan-Ozamiz route. We met up at 6.30 am to buy the tickets, settled at the canteen of Cokaliong, Jenty hit the cards, Swings kept smoking, Hun Seok with Gameboy, and the rest were taking turns in playing Tap Tap Revenge, and Titus proved how he loves sleeping a lot.


The ticket issuer wrote Sesinampu on my ticket instead of Sesinando. Wahhh, not another name torture!



The trip went on for five hours. Cokaliong was pretty slow, but cleaner than Montengero and GP Lines.




Some Bajaos smiling back for coins.

My mom and uncle fetched us from the pier then headed to Dapitan proper for lunch.



Being the one hosting the trip, it's pure pressure. I had to make them comfortable at home and as much as possible I had to take off any aura of dullness around. Unfortunately, Ozamiz wasn't that much a wonder to them. There was nothing much to do in the city and the recurrent blackouts were terrible. So we just horded some junk foods and stayed home for our own fun.



What we were all after the field trip was to have fun with the dolphins and get charred with the heat. We had it the next day.

Tudela is a small town 20 minutes away from Ozamiz. The Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park is located at the outskirts of the town. It was created to contain various marine mammals that are endangered in Mindanao



Made fun of the monkeys around the area.





Passed through a 500-m bridge leading to the wharf with trips going to the Dolphin Island.

In the pump boat.

Reached Dolphin Island in 15 minutes.



Getting Ready

Scuba Diving @ PHP1,000 for 3-4 persons. Snorkeling for free, just pay the gears for PHP50 with the life jacket. Swimming and feeding the dolphins for PHP250 each for 30 minutes with the the gears and life jackets + feeding the fish outside the fence. There were 5 huge dolphins in the fence, and they were all friendly, except for the one that bit Denden's finger. They were really huge and dumb. All they know is eat and eat.














We went back home at 4pm after an hour of plunge and sunbathing. Dunno why the sandbar didn't rise while we were there.



Dead tired so we all went to sleep after dinner.


The last time I was there, the sandbar looked like the one in these photos.


42 comments:

Nimmy said...

you always take fab pictures. :) - nimmy

kikilabotz said...

dito talga ako nainggit..sobra

Jhiegzh said...

Haaaizt! I really love your pictures! SUperb! Haaizt!

Jag said...

Ikaw na ang bakasyonista haha! Ang dami ko pa palng di napupuntahan hayz!Nakapanood n ako ng dolphin show sa Subic pero hndi ko pa nasubukang lumangoy kasama ang dolphins...ang galeeeng!

Yodz said...

cool!, kakainggit nga. Ang galing ng mga shots. especially yung karate-jump shot.
I'll try it on our next trip.
pero teka, pano gawin yun?

kayni said...

wow, this looks like a great place to visit. i love the water :). returning your visit, and will be following. i look forward to your future posts.

Sendo said...

@jag - siyempre bongga dapat ang last trip of may noh..magrereview na ko eh..busy na ulit

@nimmy ..thanks hehe

@kikilabot- gagala kita..malapit lang yan samin...just PM me!

@yodz- you can make one through adobe image ready ^^

@kayni - salamat

pusang kalye said...

wowooo...being able to take the plunge and to actually do it with the dolphins...that's next level experience man....

...but wait a minute...why are the cheeks of badjaos like that? any explanation? or maybe they just do it for the camera?

Chyng said...

Wow, ansaya grabe! Swimming with the dolphins, at ang mura lang!
May part 2 ba?

Kakainggit naman tumira jan, pag ako talaga may isang buwan na pahinga, I will do backpacking Visayas or Mindanao. Daming magandang places!

BTW~ ikaw ba yung nag-add sakin sa FB?

Robbie said...

Wow mukhang ang mahal ng gastos. Wahahaha. A natawa ako sa 'dolphins are dumb' comment. Wahaha.

I am Xprosaic said...

Ang cute naman ng monkeys... andami! nakadamit pa! ay mali di pala monkeys yun... hehehhehe... jowk lang! fun! fun! di ko alam may ganun pala sa misamis... hehehehhehehe

Ailee Verzosa said...

hello there... thanks for leaving a comment on my recent post... i am now following yours too!!!

with regard to your post... there's so many pictures and so many to talk about... it really shows that you all had FUN!!!

Renz said...

ang dami mong gala kuya :] inggit me ang gaganda pa ng shots ng cam. Ikaw na may cam :] joke..
It's good to know na ineenjoy mo ang bakasyon.

buhayprinsesa said...

ang ganda! ang linaw ng water may dolphins pa. panalo! :)

fiel-kun said...

Waah parekoy!!! ang saya naman ng adventure nyo XD kakainggit!!! di pa ako nakakakita ng dolphin in real life >_<

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Dhemz said...

waaaaa...hahhaha...g torture man ang name...atot tong nag lista da....lol!

ayay! choy kaau sila ug getaway kay swimming with the dolphins man jud...pila ang bayad Sendz?

nice kaau ang mga pics...lingaw ko ug tan-aw...thanks for sharing....:)

btw, welcome back! been a long time...ehehhehe!

goyo said...

ang ganda naman dyan! gusto ko din makakita ng dolphin in person, gusto ko din mahawakan sila.. hehe.

Fjordan Allego said...

sa tuwing nagagawi ako dito sa blog mo, naiinggit lang ako sa escapades mo. Pero ang mas nakakainggit ay yung mga photo shots mo. Ano bang camera ang gamit mo?


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Arvin U. de la Peña said...

parang sa palabas na agua bendita ah....may dolphin........siguro masarap lumangoy na kasabay ang dolphin..

nuts said...

wow, sarap ng byahe.. travel lang ng travel.. :)

nice : ) said...

wow! you took a lot of pictures! nakaka-enjoy tlga yun ah! :D i also love the place you're in! :)

eden said...

Nice pics. Ganda ng lugar, nag swimming pa with the dolphins. Enjoyed man kaayo mo. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics, na ibog ko nag tan aw sa dagat, nindot sad unta ilokso..hehehe.. salamat sa visit Sendz

klomster said...

welcome back! haha

nakaka-inggit ang beach.. puro kasi swimming pool pinupuntahan namin eh. haha

I AM ENHENYERO, AND THIS IS MY BLOGSPOT said...

wow very detailed trip, saya!

kcatwoman said...

hi sendo, sobrang inggit na inggit ako sa trip mo. it seems na pag taga visayas ka, maraming pwedeng mapuntahan.i feel so ignorant of places to go.. thanks for letting me see na may ganun pala. ozamis is my dad's old hometown, ive never been there,my sister has,.thanks for letting me see, maganda ang mga beaches dun/nature. have a nice day!

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Vernz said...

Wow, ga-enjoy jud ka sa imung life Sendo... which is very good!

Daghang salamat sa laag...maayong buntag..

Sendo said...

@pusang kalye - they put the coins in their mouth..kaya ganyan hehe

@chyng - pangit ozamiz...yan lang ung maganda na sobrang lapit lang sa ozamiz...at yes..ako ung nag add sayo!...pero tatalunin ko muna camiguin mo! mag cacamiguin ako! haha

Sendo said...

@robbie - haha...tingin ko ung dolphins lang samin ung dumb ..sobrang takaw kasi

@xprosaic--talagang ganun..

@ailee -- hehe thanks

@renz- dapat lang...kasi puno na naman sched ko ngayon wala na masyado panahon makagala...kelangan ng magseryoso sa review T_T

Sendo said...

@fiel - tara na....punta tayo samin..haha..or diyan ka na lang sa luzon me subic naman...talino pa ng dolphins nila hehe

@jeson - thanks...will visit ur site

@dhemz--hehe..dapat maglingaw gyud kay mabusy na ra ba ko haha

Sendo said...

@goyo -- haha...ang kinis sila...jergens siguro ang lotion hehe

@fjordan - balang araw ikaw naman mang-iinggit hehe...go ka naman sa mga holidays hehe....ngayong 12 oh..mula sat..long weekend yan..at saka Canon Powershot ISO20 ang gamit ko tapos ako naman nakahawa nung Nikon nung kasama ko ^^

@arvin - hinanap ko rin si agua diyan haha

Sendo said...

@nuts - hehe....gusto ko pa nga ng more

@eden-lagi lagi hehe

@klom - sige lang..ayos rin naman pools eh..pero mas ok beach hehe

@enhenyero - signature ko na nga siguro ang super detalyado ang byahe hehe

@kcatwoman -- wala namang beach sa ozamiz hehe....yan lang nasa mga photos hehe..

@vernz - magtatapos na rin kasi summer hehe

khantotantra said...

ganda ng mga pics. Astig yung sumusuntok na jump shot. Sana makaswimming ako sa malinaw na beach tulad sa pics mo

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

i love to try this!!

(p.s. check out my latest post if you have time,,.thanks :3)

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

i love to try this!!

(p.s. check out my latest post if you have time,,.thanks :3)

Santo Santino said...

Ang saya naman nun...lakwatsero ka tlga. sama naman...hehehe

roanne said...

awww dolphins....

xian said...

waaahhh~ i want the dolphins too XDDD! 8D

Allen said...

whoa! sana makahawak din ako ng dolphin! parang si agua. :)))))

mr.nightcrawler said...

hay naku... dapat hindi na sendorero ang pangalan mo. dapat, lakwatsero! haha. inggit talaga ako, gusto ko ring makipag-swimming sa mga dolphins.

pusang kalye said...

@ Sendo--- uo--paghahandaan namin pagdating mo. full force.

Anonymous said...

How can i ask you for more details? Great post needda know more....