I Have Swam With Dolphins

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    Sea World

    When I was younger, I was standing in line to watch the show. Someone came out and picked me to go be a part of the show. They had the dolphins jumping up and they let me go over to them and wade and pet them. I had to of been about seven at the time. I remember them asking me...
    slacker slacker
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2007

    I Swam With Dolphins

    It has been what four five years ago, but I lived on the gulf coast and we were swimming and there were dolphins all around. its pretty common place and they are such beautiful creatures they really are. As a Floridan I knew as long as there are dolphins we dont have to worry...
    MeltedFlowers MeltedFlowers
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2010

    I get to swim with these amazing creatures

    every single day as I work with them. they are so smart and beautiful. I truly believe I have one of the best jobs in the world
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    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    Family Vacation

    When I was 11 my mother's friends found a great group rate at a hotel in Jamaica, so they invited us and two other families to go with them for 7 days and 6 nights. This was a BIG deal with our family because we didn't take very big trips often. Our vacations usually consisted of...
    Tropicana55 Tropicana55
    31-35, F
    Aug 21, 2012

    One of My Favourite Memories

    I went swimming with dolphins years ago when I visited Parque Xicaret in Mexico.  It was truly one of the best moments of my life.    Firstly, we had to get in the water and swim around to get the dolphins to know us.  They'd swim around us and let us pet...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2008
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    Jul 2, 2015


    In FL, HI, and Bahamas.  They are beautiful, regal animals that are extremely intelligent and loving.  I loved this and will do it again.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

    In 2010, I went on vacation to Cancun

    and Xcaret tourist park I swam with dolphins. It was fun and exciting. Ari
    AriDavid AriDavid
    22-25, M
    Mar 20, 2014

    When I was 15 I went to SeaWorld And I swam

    with a dolphin at Discovery Cove, I remember the trainer, she said 'A dolphin feels like a boiled egg' When I touched and caressed that dolphin, I knew what she meant, But I'd never felt a boiled egg that squirmed and chased and had a life force before, I was in awe. And you...
    beanabus beanabus
    31-35, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    Please Help With My Uni Survey - Public Perceptions Of Cetaceans In Captivity

    Im doing a survey as part of my coursework for uni, please take 5 mins to help me out. https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/9ee446e
    PrincessCarlo PrincessCarlo
    31-35, F
    Dec 3, 2013

    Konna Island..

    When I was 12 my family and I went to visit my grand parents on mom's side who were living on Maui. I had been there before but grandpa said he had a surprise for me. He worked out a deal some how get a private swim time at Kona's hotel that had a shallow water dolphin...
    saiyurichan saiyurichan
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

    Ode to Dolphons

    I love dolphins but have not yet swum with one. I have however swum long distance in the ocean kms off shore, floating with all the mass and volume beneath me as if I were only a small drop. We are each of us 70% water and only a small genetic step away from being connected to...
    glynmaclean glynmaclean
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2007

    Swim To Play With Dolphins

    My girlfriend and I swim out to the dolphins right where we live.
    BeenDare BeenDare
    Mar 2, 2012

    What Goes Around...

    I have always wanted to swim with dolphins, not in a controlled environment, but somewhere where they are free to come and go and interact with humans when they want...Several years ago I was in my first and only relationship with another man named Jeff. He is a very sensitive...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus
    46-50, M
    Mar 4, 2011

    Loved It!

    I think of myself as the one of the luckiest people ever as i have been able to do something that is so magical n breathtaking!!! When i went on holiday to Malta my dad booked me n himself on a swimming with dolphins activity! The worst thing of it all was squeezing my very...
    sazead sazead
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2007

    Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    Actually, it was more like "Dolphins swam with me". This was the most magical experience of my life - I was in New Zealand on holiday and went on a "Swimming with dolphins" trip. After we'd been out on the boat a couple of hours we found a pod of dolphins we...
    RamblingRose RamblingRose
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2008

    Incredible Animals

    While on holiday I had the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins at an outside waterpark.  They are so gentle and intelligent.  I almost got the feeling that they are self aware and that they realize that we are the dominant animal on land and that they are the...
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2009

    Well It Was a Porpoise...

    I was in Florida on the gulf side when I was 16 years old and waded out into the bay with my little brother doing some fishing.  We saw a fin coming at us and we were chest deep so we were kinda freaked out thinking it may be a shark.  But it breathed out it's blowhole...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jul 30, 2007

    Key West Fl

    I have swam with Dolphins as well, it was a very beautiful, almost surreal experience!!  And it was the only time in my life I ever felt safe in the water, even though it was fenced off from the rest of the ocean, LOL! I got to be pulled by two dolphins while I held onto...
    jesyka jesyka
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2007

    So Peaceful And Fun!

    I swam with dolphins in Orlando, FL this past September at Discovery Cove. It's a controlled environment, but still so amazing! The dolphins I swam with were Lester and Jenny. Lester did the educational part and deep water swim(which I opted not to do). Jenny did photos and...
    hmpeek84 hmpeek84
    Dec 22, 2011

    Discovery Cove Orlando Florida

    My boyfriend and I went on a trip to Orlando Last September. We took a day trip to Discovery Cove and swam with Dolphins. It was absolutely amazing and I wish it could have lasted much longer. It is definitely something I would do again in a heartbeat. I would like to go to other...
    Holly117 Holly117
    22-25, F
    Sep 10, 2012
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