Scuba Education Experiences participants spend 30 minutes in waist-deep water with a dolphin trainer and a dolphin. We learn basic dolphin anatomy and behavior while giving the dolphin a rub down and enjoying jumps and vocalizations. Each person receives a dolphin kiss.
Scuba Education Experiences also include a 30-minute swim with up to 14 dolphins in a 2-acre enclosure. Dolphins enjoy playing games. For example, one can free dive to the pluck a piece of sea grass and then invite a dolphin to play catch. This is a highly interactive experience, especially when curious calves are in the pod!
Training Session for First-year Participants
Another hallmark of the week is a dolphin training session. First-year participants stand on a platform to give commands and reward dolphin behavior.
Training Session for Returning Participants
Second-year participants slip into the water for behaviors like a fin tow and a toe push.