Travel Photo Diary: Swimming with Dolphins in Jamaica

For as long as I can remember it’s been a dream of mine to swim with dolphins. When I was in elementary school, I used to pretend to be a mermaid swimming with my dolphin friends at the local pool. Needless to say, I was over the moon to finally check ‘swim with dolphins’ off of my bucket list.

I cried. I cried tears of joy at being able to swim with these majestic creatures. Our dolphin’s name was Misty and I was in awe of her.

dolphin kiss

dolphin hold

After our swim was up, we had some time to kill before the shuttle arrived to bring us back to the resort. We spent some time walking around exploring and one of the workers asked us if we wanted to walk out to see the other sea creatures up close. (Unfortunately I couldn’t take my camera out there for safety reasons so I don’t have any pictures from our vantage point.)

cove

pirate

We got to see sharks, turtles, and the other dolphins- including a baby! We also learned that dolphins need to drink fresh water in order to survive. Since these dolphins aren’t in the wild, they don’t consume the types of food that would naturally fulfill their water needs. The workers actually ‘water’ the dolphins via inserting a plastic tube down their throats and pouring bottled water down the tube. Who knew, right?

sign

flips

~xo~

Rachel

 


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