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Monday, July 14, 2014

Dolphin TREK®

If you have ever wanted to take part in a dolphin encounter Dolphin TREK is the most unique and immersive encounter available. Like most encounters, guests have the opportunity to spend some time with the dolphins above the water (feeding, petting, and signaling them), observing firsthand the dolphins’ playful, intelligent, and well-trained demeanor. Guests watch in awe as the dolphins’ large, smooth bodies allow them to move with incredible speed and agility.

 Generally, after this sort of encounter guests are allowed to swim with and pet the dolphins. However, if a participant signed up for Dolphin TREK, they’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Dolphin TREK uses Sea TREK helmet diving technology to allow guests to interact with dolphins in their own environment — from the floor of the sea, face-to-face, under the water.

Sea TREK enables guests who have no diving experience to experience the underwater world. If you can walk and breathe, you can Sea TREK! Even non-swimmers and guests who wear glasses can immerse themselves in the underwater world without even getting their hair wet. The helmets are weighted to keep you comfortably on the sea floor. The constant cool breeze of 3 times the normal amount of air needed for breathing keeps your lens clear. The feeling of exhilaration that comes with breathing underwater for the first time is tinged with sparkles of sunlight and the sound of bubbles.

Dolphin TREK uses this technology to put you on the sea floor with trained dolphins. A dolphin trainer guides you through an underwater interaction you will never forget. You learn signals to use in the interaction including one that tells the dolphins to blow bubbles and one that tells them to swim in a spiraling torpedo. The dolphins will also swim by you very slowly so you can pet their smooth skin, and they will pose for a photograph placing their nose against your lens — ‘kissing’ you. At the end of the underwater interaction the dolphins even escort you to the exit; you place your hand on their dorsal fin and they guide you back to the ladder.

The experience of this dolphin interaction has inspired awe in the hearts of many, bringing people and nature closer together — creating greater awareness for these incredible animals, and ultimately promoting conservancy. The sense of connection and emotional bond felt between Dolphin TREK guests and the dolphins is undeniable. We would love for you to experience Dolphin TREK for yourself and share your reactions, connections, and insights with us.

There are several locations that offer Dolphin TREK with new ones opening all of the time. On Saturday July 12th, 2 new Dolphin TREK locations held their Grand Openings: Dolphin TREK at Geoje Sea World in Korea, and Dolphin TREK at Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands! For more information and other Dolphin TREK locations visit