A project, which I pursue for years with large interest, is the aquamarines park close to the town Sinacaban in the province Misamis Occidental in Mindanao, the main island in the south of the Philippines. The most important issue is to maintain the still existing mangrove forests to develop and to open tourist attractions like the”dolphin island” as well as other facilites to to attract the interest of visitors.
In the entrance area there are various pisciculture basins, which are used among other things for the offspring of shellfish and various tasty fish types. The mangroves serve the growing fish and shellfish and give protection, until they are tall enough, in order to dare the way into the open sea.
The efforts are impressing to provide the visitors with information, on the mechanisms and special measures, in particular concerning the caring about the mangroves. In the whole area of the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park in Mindanao there are numerous signs attached. These describe the functions, the Mangrove Forest have for a well working cycle with the natural increase of the fish.
At the end of the wooden way you could find an open restaurant where you could order excellent delicacies, mainly fresh seafood menues at a fair price. From that point there are going boats to the dolphin island which is also a good diving place to discover the underwater world. Out in the sea, there are four basins which are open for swimmers and snorklers:
Some guides are always ready to introduce the visitors to the sights, which are giant clams, giant sea turtles, dolphins, many different types of corals and fish. You could do fish feeding which can be really breath-taking, if there are hundreds of fish close to you. For sure, the biggist attraction are the dolphins. Those are genuinely from that area and some of them were injured by boats or webs of fishermen.
The MOAP is a good place for the dolphins to recover again and even stay. It is said, that there are plans to build a hotel and even a casino around the Aquamarin Parke. Hopefully, the animals and the nature are not going to suffer from that impact.
We made some efforts to find out more about MOAP – here are the contact dates:
Dolphin Island Resort (MOAP)
Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Tel.: +63 88 586 0157
Mob.: +63 927 262 2756
Have a nice stay there and please greet the dolphins and the other wonderful animals;)