I Want to Swim With Dolphins

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    I Connected With A Dolphin

    Several years ago my Gal Pal, Joan, and I took a short trip to the Bahamas, where they have several 'swim with the dolphins' experiences to choose from. We were so excited and were acting like little children. Finally the moment came when we arrived at the facility with the...
    roughNready roughNready
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2010

    I was close to tears the first time I saw

    dolphins there is no feeling like it
    lucycoco lucycoco
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    It's always been my dream to swim

    and play with dolphins. They are so irresistible, and if you share your feelings with them they would understand and nod their heads. I wish I can swim with them and be free!!!
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon
    13-15, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    Wish Upon a Lamp

    I was conceived on the ocean.But I can't really swim.I think I can't.I love water.Love the feel and the energy of water.I love the beach and wish to be swimming in the ocean.I ADORE dolphins.I have a small lamp in the shape of a dolphin and I have often switched on the lamp...
    Charlize Charlize
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 10, 2008

    A Dream Come True

    I have loved dolphins since I was very young. I remember frustrating my Dad by not eating tuna until it was dolphin safe. I watched a show on PBS and threw all of our tuna away. Mom was a little upset, LOL. When I first saw that you could have a chance to swim with dolphins I...
    PHSensei PHSensei
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    I'm so fortunate 2 have the opportunity,

    Malibu gets 🐬🐋🐙🐌🐚 all the time!!!
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Jan 7, 2014

    I Did - But Please Don't Hate Me

    Yes, I did do it. I took my wife - booked the experience and was frankly a little disappointed with it. Not to belittle anyone's experience, I can only relate how it made me feel. My wife loved it and found it to be as moving as all of you did. Me, well, I felt like they...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    46-50
    7 Responses Nov 7, 2010

    I Fed a Dolphin =)

    Feeding one was awesome! I did it at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida. I stroked a few as they came close and they felt awesome. I just wanted to jump in their pool and swim with them. They are amazing creatures and extremely playful. They prefer males though apparently! So i got...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2009

    I Have !!!

    and their is nothing else in the world that can match it !!!!
    comebacksoon comebacksoon
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    Wild Dolphins

    My dream is to swim with dolphins that aren't held in captivity. I don't want to pay to support their captivity, they're free spirits and would much rather have the open sea. It's probably a rare occurrence to be approached by a wild dolphin, but anything can happen and I hope I...
    wavvvvvvves wavvvvvvves
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

    Always been a dream of mine

    since I was a kid. Maybe someday it will happen :)
    Rachael95 Rachael95
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 2, 2014

    I Did This!

    My wife, my kid, and i went and did this in Orlando.  The whole day was amazing and we had a blast!  We spent most of the day in the water in either the heated pool or the ray tank snorkeling.  We had about an hour or so interaction with 3 different dolphins...
    PHSensei PHSensei
    36-40, M
    Mar 13, 2010

    Swim With the Dolphins

    The dolphins came to me and changed my entire being. They asked me to bring people to Hawaii to swim so I have brought many. To read more and learn more please visit www.animiracles.com. Dr. Laurie Moore  
    DrLaurieMoore DrLaurieMoore
    41-45
    Jul 2, 2008

    You Have to Try It !!!!!!!!!!!

    my family and i went swimming with dolphins while in  jamaica it was soo awsome you must try it if you have the ooppurtinity altho it is a bit pricy
    Donnamoss88 Donnamoss88
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Dolphin Lover

    I would love to swim with dolphins. They arefascinating creatures.I collect little dolphin figurines aswell aslighthouses. They are awesome  
    childoftheking childoftheking
    36-40, F
    Dec 6, 2007

    Discovery Cove I'm on my way!

    I am good swimmer and can hold my breath pretty long. At the age of 4 I swam in 12 feet pools. I used to think I was a mermaid and loved the beach. Lol I'm ready for a thrill! :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 2, 2015

    A Very Fond Memory

    i fed wild dolphins when i was younger on a trip to australia. it was absolutely magical. we stood in the ocean, about chest deep, and the wild dolphins swam up to us to receive our offerings of fish. they were so huge! i was suddenly filled with fear. they don't look as big as...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Oct 1, 2007

    My Life Wish

          The first time I laid eyes on one, I fell in love with dolphins. And ever since I was really little, all I could ever wish for was to get a dolphin. Well, I learned that I cant necessarily do that. So the next dream was to swim with them. Everytime...
    rhil rhil
    13-15, F
    Oct 14, 2009

    Do Not Visit Marine Parks, Aquariums And Zoos Holding Whales And Dolphins In Captivity.

    I "swam" with dolphins at Two Step in Kealakekua Bay here on the Big Island of Hawaii two days ago. My wife and I saw a dozen dolphins. The signs say DO NOT BOTHER THE DOLPHINS as they are resting here, swimming slowly until they go to sea in the late afternoon to hunt. We never...
    patfromkailua patfromkailua
    61-65
    Nov 15, 2012

    Sounds Like Fun!

     I would love to swim with them.But not in the area where those tiny poisonous jellyfish are! Damn animal planet! Now I am afraid of swimming in the ocean!
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2007

    Oh Boy Ya!!!

    yes this is something i would love to do, being the animal lover of all kinds person.  It would have to be in a controlled environment of course. Last october when my boyfriend took me to vegas, i forget which hotel......the one where they have all the lions and tigers...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink
    46-50, F
    Nov 14, 2007

    Close But...

    In 1987, I visited Seaworld in California. I had seen dolphins before, but wanted to get close enough to feed one. There were quite a few dolphins in the feeding area, but they moved away whenever I moved to feed one.  Instead, a young killer whale (the only one...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jan 19, 2009

    On My List of Things to Do

    I have wanted to do this for so long now.  And now that I've gotten over my fear of flying, it might actually happen...if and when I have the money to travel. I think dolphins are just these beautiful, loving and protective creatures.  Friendly and super intelligent...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2008

    Dances With Dolphins

    During my first swim with dolphins, my view of life changed. My heart opened like never before as a new sense of joy flowed through me, over-spilling into tears. Experiencing a kinship with this species, I felt more connected with a new level of love, joy, fun and acceptance. I...
    livefree1 livefree1
    51-55, F
    Jan 12, 2011

    Please Take 5 Mins To Fill Out My Survey - I Would Really Like The Opinion Of You Guys, I Think Your Answers May Be Quite Varied.

    Im doing a survey as part of my coursework for uni, please take 5 mins to help me out. 'Public Opinions of Cetaceans in Captivity' https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/9ee446e
    PrincessCarlo PrincessCarlo
    26-30, F
    Dec 3, 2013

    If You Ever Get a Chance

    If you ever get a chance to be around with wild dolphins you must do it. It is an amazing, beautiful experience. They are such lovely creatures.
    harsh40 harsh40
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2008

    Swim With Dolphins At Cancun, Mexico

    I visited Mexico last november and swam with dolphins at Delphinus at Dreams hotel,  Cancun It was one of the best experiences ever! Dolphins skin its warm and soft, you can imagine it by the pictures (it feels as it seems). Dolphin trainers explained to us a few things...
    JessieBrown JessieBrown
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2010

    Dolphins are so great.

    i love them so much. they are so cute.
    berealistic81 berealistic81
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    My mum said she wanted to take me to do it

    however every holiday we've been to they don't do it! I'm hoping to do it soon :)
    Adam352 Adam352
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    Dolphins are so great.

    i love them so much. they are so cute.
    berealistic811 berealistic811
    26-30, M
    Sep 2, 2014

    Wish Upon a Lamp

    I was conceived on the ocean.But I can't really swim.I think I can't.I love water.Love the feel and the energy of water.I love the beach and wish to be swimming in the ocean.I ADORE dolphins.I have a small lamp in the shape of a dolphin and I have often switched on the lamp...
    Charlize Charlize
    22-25, F
    May 10, 2008

    Would Love It!

    I just think it would be so cool! They are beautiful and intelligent animals and I would just like to see what they see so to speak.
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    Oct 29, 2007

    I Would Love...

    ...to swim with dolphins. I need to learn how to swim first. But, I think it would be such a cool experience. Dolphins are so cute!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 12, 2010

    Finally A Book On Wild Dolphin Swims

    I found this book for swimming with wild dolphins. It gives locations, prices, faq and more. I found it on ebay and on swimwithdolphins.moogo.com. On ebay it is a special release edition for christmas. I am so excited because i have looked everywhere for a book like this and...
    dolphinlover4life dolphinlover4life
    31-35, F
    Nov 9, 2009

    Love Dolphins

    I never was very interested in dolphins. Until last year, for my birthday we went to a dolphinarium. I saw the dolphin show, and it was so beautiful. i loved it! Doplhins are so amazing! I had tears in my eyes. They are so cute and fun and smart!I would love to swim...
    lunachi lunachi
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2010
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