Swimming With Wild Dolphins
Slipping into the water to swim with these beautiful spotty dolphins for the first time was truly magical. The dolphins here are genuinely friendly! They are super curious and come straight up to look at you, swimming beside snorkelers, making sustained eye contact, with big smiley grins – seeming to love the interaction! And they absolutely adore freedivers! Anytime someone duck dived down, the dolphins would zip over to greet them, almost like they’re welcoming their new aquatic mammal cousins. They’d then roll around the freediver and mimic their movements – a truly amazing sense of connection that is all the more wonderful knowing that these are wild dolphins that are choosing to play with us.
You don’t have to be an amazing freediver to get awesome interactions though! We had a family with young kids with our group, and they all had an amazing time. It was incredible to see how they reacted to the children, as well as seeing the giant ear to ear smiles of the children. Just being in the water with dolphins zipping round, hearing their excited clicks and squeaks, admiring how beautifully they move in the water, and how the sun plays and dapples on their spots, was just totally magical! The pod stayed with us for over an hour, until Captain Alex finally called time. I definitely felt that I had earned my dinner that night after all that dolphin play!