Day 17: Transfer Trip to Bohol
When transferring from Dauin to Cabilao you can not only spot huge swarms of dolphins but also flying fishes. They can do considerable distances above water while trying to escape predators.
If you have never seen wale sharks before and fear of never seeing one in complete wild life, Oslob is a place you should visit. In earlier days fishermen were hunting those majestic creatures but have meanwhile discovered divers and snorkelers as a better source of income. Therefore, they stopped killing wale sharks and started to feed them once a day. Some may argue that they shouldn’t do that either, as they are changing their natural behavior but at least they are no longer killing them. For a diver it is quite an intense experience to be surrounded by more than ten of those up to 14m long giants and as they are used to be the biggest animal around you also have to be careful to avoid collisions.
Besides the biggest fish you can also spot one of the smallest marine creature there is, the pigmy seahorse. The Denise and the Bargibanti to be precise. Those two kinds of seahorses are only about 1cm tall, pretty rare and equipped with the capability to adjust their color and structure to the coral they are sitting on. And as there are only about two denises around the whole island of Cabilao you wouldn’t stand a chance to find them without a guide.
Besides lots and lots of other makro marine life there is also an electric shell down there. As its name already implies, this shell actually kills its food with electricity.