Nov 05 2007

Swim with dolphins

Swim with Dolphins
Dolphins are one of the earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures, and if you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with these majestic marine creatures swimming with dolphins is an exhilarating experience that you will never forget.

There are two options for swimming with dolphins – a captive dolphin swim experience or a wild dolphin interaction. Captive facilities range from centres offering dolphin-assisted therapy programs and public dolphin swims, to resorts and theme parks. Most captive dolphins are bottlenose dolphins, which when in the wild, are typically very shy and wary of humans. Captive dolphins are trained to perform stunts, and to interact with humans.

Swimming with wild dolphins means you meet them in their environment. Unlike captive dolphins who have no choice but to interact with human beings whether they want to or not, wild dolphins can choose if they want to stick around and swim with you, and if they don’t have the freedom to simply disappear into the deep blue sea which makes it all the more special when they do decide to stay. Wild dolphins actually do come to swim with people, and its the most ‘real’ and special way to experience swimming with dolphins.

There are only about 15 spots in the world where you can swim with wild dolphins. Some of the best places where you can swim with wild dolphins are: Kaikoura in New Zealand, Oahu and Kona in Hawaii, Bimini in the Bahamas, Red Sea in Egypt, Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique, and Perth in Australia.

Swimming with these intelligent creatures as they frolic in their natural environment is an amazing experience, and one you won’t forget in a hurry.

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