Oslob has been included in the diving map in the advent of the whaleshark sighting in the area.
Two schools of thought have emerged when whaleshark “eco-tour” brought this little town in the headlines.
Conservationists are not a big fan of the disturbance of the natural behavior of these gentle giants because of the feeding done by fishermen to lure them nearshore. The other view is to promote awareness with this interaction which in the long run will help preserve these species. The government and other civic groups have stepped in to balance the differing perspectives.