The Little Mermaids of Manila Ocean Park

We were pleasantly surprised to see the Little Mermaid Show at Manila Ocean Park. I’m now curious to know who these mermaids are. They made performing underwater with oxygen look easy. They were always smiling throughout the show — and they sure can last long underwater. The staff said that they are part of the RP swimming team… (Can anybody confirm this?)

The show starts with the individual performance of each of the mermaids and ends with some synchronized swimming. It is free for Oceanarium visitors and for every P150 receipt of food or non-food items bought at any Manila Ocean Park Store.

Here is a photo essay of the Little Mermaid show experience…

Before the show starts, the kids have a chance to enjoy the aquarium full of fishes, stingrays and sharks. The kids are already happy seeing the fishes — you don’t even have to enter the Oceanarium.


The show begins with the solo smiling performance of the green, blue, red, and purple mermaids.


The Red Mermaid is the most graceful one of them all…


Bad hair day in the office?


We also like the Green Mermaid… (of course 🙂 )


 
The Red Mermaid, enticing the viewers to join her under the sea… (Would you join her?)

Here is a photo sequence of when they would normally go up from time to time to catch their breath: 




As part of the encore performance, the mermaids join together for a group hug and a final goodbye.


Thanks for the wonderful show, gorgeous mermaids!


After the show, the mermaids usually pose for the cameras.


To finally end the show, a siokoy appears in a diving suit to ruin the mermaids’ swimming party…

The Little Mermaid Show
Manila Ocean Park (entry would be through the Look Function Room)
Mondays – No Show
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Thursday- 5pm, 6pm 
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm



Live an Awesome Life,  

Anton 
Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2009. 

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16 thoughts on “The Little Mermaids of Manila Ocean Park

  1. wow! shobe is so excited to see the mermaids. we really have to schedule an outing there sometime soon. : ) sana sama-sama kids.

  2. hi anton! i saw your family in ocean park last sunday. i was also there for a wedding. thanks for this write-up. can i ask how much is the entrance fee to ocean park?

  3. They are part of the RP synchronized swimming team. 🙂 Manila Ocean park if doing this to encourage folks to support the RP synchronized swimming team.

  4. despite my fascination with the animated movie and the musical, the first photo sorta freaked me out! LoL
    So, for a free show, a person have to both pay admission PLUS buy P150 worth of stuff from the park shops? So, for 5 people entering, we pay admission cost plus P750 worth of food or non-food items?
    Clicked the link just now… if i understand it correctly, we can just pay P150 to just watch the show, right? No need for a separate entrance fee, if we’re not going to go through the entire aquarium?
    Brought our 3 year old niece there a few months ago before there were any shows… dunno if she’ll want to go back… the “underwater tunnel” aquarium sorta scared her.

  5. No, if you pay for the admissions to the Oceanarium, the show is free. Alternatively, you are correct you can pay for P150 per head for the show. But instead of just paying it, you can use it to eat merienda or dinner instead 🙂

    anton

  6. So what's their story? They look really professional and fun to watch.  So, the MOA show is to promote Synchronized swimming in the Philippines?

    Anton

  7. The mermaids that perform at the Manila Ocean Park are members of the Philippine Synchronized Swimming Team….They competed last December ’08 in Seremban , Malaysia and brought home two bronze medals (the blue and pink mermaid ) and in Thailand last July ’07 bronze medal ( red mermaid )……

  8. my children loved the ocean park but it’s actually quite dangerous. the railings are totally not child-proof.

  9. the oceanarium website says the show on thursdays is at 10am and 2pm. wonder if you’re more accurate? lol:-)
    hope to see you soon anton! got sick for a long time when i got back from kenya, so couldn’t catch your aim seminars. are you still running it?

  10. Di ko na experienced to the last time I visited Manila Ocean Park.
    Just wond’ring how long sila nagstay underwater without breathing:P? or they have breathing apparatus but not visible in the picture?

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