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Giant Clam Sanctuary

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Address: Kantaan | Guinsiliban, Camiguin, Mindanao, Philippines, Mindanao, Philippines
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I am not so sure if this sanctuary is that scientific that they pretend to be. Placing all clams in on row even in the sea seems not so a natural environment. As we undersood... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I am not so sure if this sanctuary is that scientific that they pretend to be. Placing all clams in on row even in the sea seems not so a natural environment. As we undersood they'll never realase the clams back to the sea. Also the fee for NOT using they snorkeling is strange. Beware that the sanctuary is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The lady who gave a short tour of the 'captive' clams was knowlageable and charming. And the snorkling scuba guide was also delightful and keen to be helpful. The clams were impressive and it was generally chilled and lovely. However, I saw a couple who tried to walk there: big mistake. It's really best to rent your own motorbike and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Awesome experience swimming aroung giant (and I mean it) clams, plus good snorkeling in the free area. They have more that 2k clams, even though only a hundred or so are really giant. A bit hard to find, but very interesting.

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Mandaue, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were surprised. Not by the clams, but by the corkage fees they imposed to our own snorkeling gears. (50 percent of the rental fee). But the guides were really great. They make snorkeling really enjoyable and informative.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nestled in a cove near Cantaan, Guinsiliban, is a beautiful beach with white sand. This beach facing Mindanao is already a surprise. But actually the real surprise is the Giant Clam Nursery. It is a pleasure to observe the Giant Clams. They react on your movements and close their shells with astonishing speed. When you approach more carefully, or wait... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Maybe you've never heard of giant clams. I've heard of them but assumed they lived in deep, remote waters where I'd never get to see them. Here, you can swim right up and put your arm or head inside one (but please don't). The real deal, you can see the water pumping in and out of its mouth... and surprising... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A least expected Hidden Gem in a little bit of isolated location in Camiguim Island. One of the island's best attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were told about this place by another traveler on Camiguin and were able to find it while riding our motor bike around the island. As other reviewers mentioned, it is not easy to find, the road is a little bit difficult to navigate, but once you do, it is quite enjoyable and worth it. The location means that it... More 

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Mambajao, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Difficult to get too but worth the effort, the staff who maintain the reef and Clam Sanctuary are very knowledgeable and helpful. We even swam with guides to observe the work they do in action, you'll need at least 2/3 hours to really chill n see everything. Bring your own food, there is food available but limited options.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This might be the least known spot for tourists in Camiguin since the place is not included in tour packages, no ads, no signs and promotions and what have you, and I think that is a good thing. Going there is very challenging, it's mostly dirt road and some spiky ditches that you have to drive through all while being... More 

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