Tips and Advice for Swimming with Dolphins
Throughout the ages, man has been fascinated by dolphins. Stories come down to us from earliest recorded history of friendly interactions between dolphins and humans. These tales fascinate us, children and adults alike, and make us want to have our own encounters with these magnificent and highly intelligent mammals of the sea.
The dreams of interacting with dolphins now come true for many people at any one of several Dolphinaris facilities in the Riviera Maya, like the dolphin swim in Cancun. In beautifully designed, natural like settings right on the coast, you can enjoy swimming with dolphins. Always under the supervision of caring professional trainers. They will ensure that the experience is safe and fun for both human and dolphin. Here are some tips to consider when you are ready to live the dolphin swim dream.
Listen and Learn
The dolphin trainers at Dolphinaris are skilled professionals, fully informed about the physiology, habits and every aspect of dolphin behavior. And they are eager to share their knowledge with you! So take advantage of this great opportunity of learning from them so you can more fully benefit from the dolphin swim experience. For the same reason, the more you learn about dolphins, even before you take your dolphin swim, the more fulfilling your trip will be.
Your health matters
Remember, this is an emotional, adrenaline filled and physical experience. If you are pregnant or have a heart or back problem, you can still enjoy the wonder of seeing the dolphins swim, play and interact with humans without putting your health at risk. The Dolphinaris settings are beautiful tropical retreats, complete with food, drinks and stations with the best view of the action. You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to take a dolphin ride. But you should feel comfortable in the water and be able to move around by yourself.
Take only your bathing suit to the dolphin swim party
Dolphins have highly sensitive skin. So don’t wear sunscreen, oils, perfumes or lotions when you enter the lagoon areas. Likewise, electronic devices, jewelry, watches and even hats should be left on dry land, in order to avoid any risk to the dolphins. The parts of their physiology that are particularly sensitive are the eyes, blowhole, snout, and melon.
Relax and enjoy
This is your chance to interact on a personal level with dolphins! At Dolphinaris, highly caring trainers are with you at all times. You can hug, kiss and even ride with a dolphin. And you will know that all has been done to ensure that this experience will be the best possible for both you and these amazing creatures.