continued from Raviv Turns Two in Subic Part 2
If you’re planning to visit Ocean Adventure and get the most out of it, read this. Fully. I regret not researching before going.
Where to go?
The lady who gave us tickets failed to give us the piece of paper containing the itinerary and schedules of the four main shows. So when we entered, we didn’t know where to go. We were told that there were two ongoing shows–Walk on the Wild Side and Sea Lion Marine Patrol–and were berated why we didn’t have the itinerary. Since we were nearer the venue where the Walk on the Wild Side was being shown, we literally ran to the amphitheater. The show was already ongoing, and an Aeta was on stage teaching jungle survival. We figured the kids won’t like it, so we left the place and decided to watch the sea lion show. Again, we ran like crazy because the two venues were far apart.
The secret of the Sea Lion Marine Patrol “volunteer”
When we got to the Sea Lion Theater where the Sea Lion Marine Patrol was being shown, it was super full. We were seated at the topmost, back-most portion. Kung sine ang pinapanood namin, we got the best seats. Kaso hindi eh. :( These were the least coveted seats.
The show was entertaining. They even asked a volunteer. I was egging Randy to volunteer (I would have if not for the fact that I was wearing heels and a dress). Then they chose one male from the audience. Which we later found out was not really a guest but an employee of Ocean Adventure. So don’t get your hopes up that you’ll be chosen. Luto ang laban!
After the show you could have your photo taken with the sea lion for a fee (note; for a fee and NOT for fRee). We wanted to but we would have been 5th in line, eh we wanted to get good seats to the Dolphin Friends Show. We said we’ll just return. And so we ran again to the amphitheater where we could watch the Dolphin Friends Show. Dad even put Raviv on his shoulders so we could hurry, and we sent Yaya Margie to go ahead to reserve us good seats.
I love dolphins!
Despite our maximum speed sprint to the amphitheater, we still ended up at the topmost portion–parang ‘yung sa Sealion Show seats din. :( Nevertheless, I had so much fun watching the ah-mah-zing marine mammals’ show! Sobrang kakatuwa when these marine mammals do backflips, or when they suddenly shoot from out of the water! I tell you, it’s a sight to see!