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Address: Kantaan | Guinsiliban, Camiguin, Mindanao, Philippines, Mindanao, Philippines
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The place is so well maintained and the kids who are discussing about the calms are confident and knowledgeable. The fee is so minimal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The place is so well maintained and the kids who are discussing about the calms are confident and knowledgeable. The fee is so minimal.

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Beijing, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is really good what they are doing especailly getting the younger generation involved. Snorkeling was also a good experience, the clams actually look like cabbages in the water:) I hope that they get the funding they need and can continue the good work. The road there is very bumpy! There is a nice beach so you can relax there... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The project is locally funded, and ecologically sound. I wish it would attract more international funding. Volunteers man the site, and the high school tour guide was quite knowledgeable I mistook her for a college senior. They have 7 of the 9 giant clam species in the world, and are propagating them here.

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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78 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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