One of the highlights from our trip to Mexico back in December was swimming with the dolphins. This is something I've always wanted to do and I was SO excited when I found out it was offered at our resort! There were 8 of us that participated and we all got to go together.
I was so amazed at how smart the dolphins are. They learn by hand signals, so we were told to do certain things with our hands and the dolphin would act accordingly. Here are two examples of the dolphin following different hand signals. The dolphin knows to touch your hand(s), so where ever you have them, the dolphin will go. When I had one hand out, it reached up with its nose. And with two hands out, it reached up with its fins.
And when you cup your hands, the dolphin knows you want a kiss :) I was able to get a kiss from the dolphin and give it a kiss in return...too cute!
This was called "the clock" and the dolphin would put its nose in your hand and spin you around. Don't you love Jesse acting like a ballerina :)
The best part was getting to ride the dolphin! We swam out into the ocean (which was sectioned off) and the dolphin would swim to us and then flip over when it saw our hand. We just grabbed on and went for a ride.
If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend swimming with the dolphins. They are such amazing creatures and this was an amazing time!