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“safe haven of clams..!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giant Clam Sanctuary

Giant Clam Sanctuary
Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“safe haven of clams..!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

great swimming and snorkling in clam paradise! get to know more about them and how well they are taken cared of. Wish I had more to donate to the facility..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always something to learn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a NGO giant clam nursery and research location. It is tucked away in a quiet part of the island where the clams can grow and be monitored so that as they get older they can be stocked to other locations in the Philippines.
The staff onsite speak English and like to talk about the clams and there work, it is interesting and informative.
There is not a lot to see, but there is a display of live clams, many artistic displays of shells and corals.

Visited January 2013
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Valencia City, Philippines
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“A must see - Giant Clam Nursery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The giant clam nursery is a must see on any visit to Camiguin Island. You should ask a local where to find the nursery because it is not marked at all. You have to turn down a unmarked road and travel about a 1/2 mile over rough roads but it is worth it. They about 4 very large clams in two large cement tanks. The guides will give you a very interesting talk about the life of clams. They will answer any questions you have. The best part is for a small fee you can snorkel out to the underwater nursery. They have about 3,000 giant clams on display. The guide will explain each kind of clam and all the different coral and fish that you will see. My wife doesn't swim so we rented her a life vest and her guide pulled her along. We loved it. I highly recommend this on your visit to Camiguin Island.

Visited January 2013
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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“Rip off! Quadrupled their prices!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

It took a long time and missed turns to find the place (no signs on the highway) so we were VERY disappointed to see that they had decided to start ripping off tourists. Their new homemade sign says: Entrance to snorkeling 25 pesos each, plus if you want to see the giant clams 150 pesos each, mask/snorkel rental 150 pesos. The crazy thing was, were going to do it anyway but we had our own mask and snorkel, so they said we had to pay 75 pesos to NOT use their equipment. What kind of lame brain idea is that? We couldn't in good conscience support this blatant rip off and I hope you won't either!

Visited January 2013
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“The most impressive clams we've ever seen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Like: guided tour and impressive knowledge from the entertaining kids. The waters are shallow and allow for non-swimmers to explore the clams. For the more experienced they can also explore the beautiful reefs still close to the surface.

Visited September 2012
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