Subic DivingSubic Bay known as the “Pearl of the Orient” and much like a pearl, it value is hidden unless you know where to look. While scuba diving is becoming increasingly popular in the Philippines and more international divers are arriving, the growth of diving in Subic Bay while growing is doing so at a slower rate. As a long time diver at Subic I find this lack of respect as a diving destination a puzzle.
The area offers a wide variety of wrecks to dive as well as reefs. Unlike Coron where you ride for hours to get to a wreck site, the majority of Subic sites are within 20 minutes of the dive centers. In addition, unlike most other places in the Philippines, the dive boats used are conventional boats not local banca. Certified divers will find a wide range of dive sites to choose from and some of the best wreck diving in Asia. This is a great place to leard how to dive.
The Tiger Safari, one of the highlights of the park, will showcase more than a dozen of deep golden-eyed tigers. The Residence Inn group has its own tiger cubs breeding facility. The Petting Zoo will allow visitors to have a wonderful time with diverse exotic animals roaming and frolicking in their natural habitat. Not to mention the exhilarating sight of colorful birds and other Philippines’ best animal collections shipped all the way from Palawan to Subic. The Crocodile Farm will put on view the thick-skinned long-bodied carnivorous reptiles of the tropical waters while Serpentarium, as its name suggests, will present a wide array of snake breeds. The Safari-inspired picnic cottages can be rented out to guests so they can savor the sumptuous meal being offered at the Coffee Shop while enjoying the view of serene forest terrains and well-trimmed grasslands. Zoobic Safari offers a unique ride- authentically Pinoy style with its “Safari Jeep” which comes in an enticing look and painted in tiger-inspired golden stripes.With the help of highly-trained Aeta driver/guide, the Safari Jeep will treat guests to an exciting journey around the well-kept Ilanin forest, a former US Naval facility inside Subic which is now being transformed into an animal kingdom.
Tree Top Adventure
A park where the beauty of unspoiled forest presents itself as a perfect backdrop for your holiday activity. We invite you to experience nature tripping from a breathtaking view – from 100 feet above the ground! With jungle trails comprised of platforms nestled on branches,tree drop suspension bridges, and the world’s first motorized canopy tour, what theye offer is more than just the peak of excitement. If the views do not take your breath away then maybe the Tree drop will. Rappel from a platform 60 feet above the ground down to the surface not daring enough? Try it head first. , or try the ultimate adventure also called the “superman” ride. Zip along a zip line above the trees face down. The park is ever expanding. One of the newest adventures is the silver surfer. Shown in the photograph along side you are straped to the device that then raises to 60 feet Think you can handle it?
A wide variety of nightlife available in the Subic Bay area. At the height of the US military presence in Subic, most Filipinos generally looked at Olongapo with disgust. There was hundreds of clubs located outside the main gate, in Barrio Barretto, or in nearby Subic. Added to these buildings are the Navy recreational services activities that were deserted. With the economic recovery of the area and a healthy population of young people, many of these empty buildings have reopened to meet the needs of the young Filipino.