Get an intense deep adventure with Sharks and Rays Encounter. Check out Manila Ocean Park’s newest and most engaging animal interaction to date! Sharks and Rays Encounter is an exciting attraction for a fun urban adventure. Located at the Aquatic area, its crystal clear outdoor pool is divided into zones filled with various species of friendly sharks and stingrays. Swim full-body in the outdoor pool and get to touch and hold the sharks and stingrays; learn about their habitat, feeding, breeding and behavior and pose for pictures. You can also get a chance to see nurse sharks up close and play with them (but not harm them!) Two to eight persons are allowed inside the pool per session. They have duration of approximately 45 minutes (including changing, briefing and encounter.) The full body encounter costs PHP1, 500.00 for regular guests. Encounter schedules is from Monday to Sunday – 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM / 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM.
Manila Ocean Park also offers a half body encounter, which only costs PHP800.00 for regular guests. In half body encounter, you can stand in waist-deep water and get to touch and hold the sharks and stingrays in the wading pool. You can also pose for pictures; learn about their habitat, feeding, breeding and behavior.
Before the actual full body encounter, a 15-minute briefing must be attended by the guest to know more about the procedures, do’s and dont’s of the attraction. Guest should follow the step-by-step procedures and do’s and dont’s discussed in the briefing; otherwise, will be assisted to exit for non-compliance. A complete swimwear (1-pc swimsuit for female or board shorts for male, or rash guard is recommended).
It’s a once in a lifetime chance to swim with the most fascinating creatures found in the ocean depths. Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years so learn more about their habitat, resilient nature and breeding behavior. Best of all you get to see them being fed by trainers. These gentle and playful creatures are trained well so you can lightly touch them.