Remember when I said in one of my previous posts that there is going to be a second Raviv Day? It happened on June 26–the day Raviv turned one and a half years old.
Since summer, Raviv has been obsessed with animals. One of his obsessions is fish. Thus, Randy and I decided to bring him to the Manila Ocean Park. Coincidentally, my dad was vacationing at our place at that time. So together with my dad and Yaya Isay, Randy and I brought Raviv to the Manila Ocean Park.
We were supposed to get one of the promos offered at Metro Deals; however, one can replace the vouchers with tickets only during Wednesdays, eh we were all set to go on a Tuesday. Besides, we realized that the price difference between the Metro Deals activity bundles promos was not that big compared to the in-house promos of the Manila Ocean Park.
I chose to buy Package 1 of the Mid-year Big Bonus Promo (valid from June 16-Sept. 16, 2012 only), as I wanted a promo that includes both the Trails to Antarctica and the Oceanarium.
So for Php700, the five of us (Raviv also had to pay in full 🙁 No discount for toddlers) got to go to the Oceanarium, Trails to Antarctica, and watch the Jellies Exhibit and the Penguin Talk Show.
So how did each attraction fare? Here are my thoughts:
First stop: Oceanarium
I must say, I really loved it!!! Raviv and even we adults definitely had our fish fix! Upon seeing the first few individual aquariums, I was already oooh-ing and ahhh-ing! I was all, “Wow!”, “May ganito pala?”, and “Babe look at this!!!” I intended to take photos of fish that I find amusing and impressive, but in the end I decided against it, because almost all amused and impressed me. Moreover, the use of flash was prohibited to not traumatize the fish. Being rule-following, fish-loving people, Randy and I followed even though the other tourists were being pasaway. Anyway, here are some photos of the individual aquariums:
And as if the strip of aquariums showcasing different fish species was not enough, at the end of the strip is this underwater viewing tunnel! Hindi mapakali si Raviv–there were fish everywhere!!!
After kids finish travailing the underwater viewing tunnel, there are additional activities that await them:
By the way, aside from just looking at the fish, guests may actually get to interact with them–at an additional fee, of course!
We passed on the Aquanaut Voyage, but Randy and I are definitely going back to try it! 🙂
Our first stop did not disappoint! What about the others? Coming right up soon–to be continued; wait for Part 2.
UPDATE: Here is Part 2
Tell me what you think!
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