Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Swiming With Dolphins

Our activity for the day was swimming with dolphins after lunch. So after a lazy morning, a late breakfast and a half hour laying on the beach with a cup of Starbucks, we headed over to the Dolphin Cay, an inland dolphin area on the resort. I wasn't sure what to expect, and wasn't sure I'd like it, but it was free, so we decided to try it.

We changed into wetsuits, and dropped all our jewelry in a locker. We then went out with groups to the pool, which had a 2-3ft depth area circling the pool, which was easily 30 ft deep. Dolphins were all over, and our first exercise was laying on a boogie board, feet straight out behind us, and then a dolphin would come up, put its snout in our foot and push. We should get pushed across the pool, moving easily at 15-20mph. Pretty amazing.

We got portable swimmer fans devices, which would pull us through the water. Not fast, but we swam around, up and down, with a dolphin following us and moving close. It was amazing to be that close and touch them. We finished with a hug and kiss from them, and got some pictures that I should get a copy of later tonight.

A very cool day, and one we'll have to let the kids experience at some point.

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