Dolphins in Florida, a great adventure!

Dolphins in Florida, a great adventure!

The Florida state is located at the southeastern region of the United States right in the Mexican Gulf. It is one of the top destinations because of the touristic attractions that are offered, the beautiful beaches and of course the variety of marine animals that live in that area such as the bottlenose dolphins.


One of the main attractions in Florida are the theme parks, there are many different type of parks but one of the most populars are the marine ones like Gulf World Marine Park, where you can not only see the animals in their habitats, you can also create a bond of love and respect through the interaction experience such as swimming with dolphins.

Kids swimming with Dolphins in Florida

Swimming with Dolphins in Florida

So, if you are wondering where to swim with dolphins in Florida and what other interactions can you  experience, this article would be very useful for you!

Gulf World is the best place to see dolphins in Florida, located in Panama City Beach just in the Northwest Florida´s Emerald coast (must known because the fishing and the water sports), perfect location and weather to enjoy variety of marine species and learn more about them with your friends and family.

This amazing marine park offers wide interactive programs with different species such as dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, sharks and other animals where you’ll learn how to protect the environment in our everyday lives.


Other great thing about this park is that they also offer daily shows in different hours for all the family to enjoy like: the bottle nosed dolphins, sea lions and rough toothed dolphins, feather & friends, stingray feed, coral reef chat, shark and turtle feeding, among others.


In Gulf World Marine Park we have three different swimming with dolphins programs that goes between 30 and 45 minutes and each of this four programs include different activities with the dolphins.

Most people think that this interactions programs are very expensive, but the reality of how much is it to swim with dolphins in Florida it’s really payable, if you want to check out the prices go to this link and find out ➡️ http://bit.ly/2iAn5uR

So if one of your 2017 wishes will be to swim with dolphins, you should definitely start planning your next vacation to Florida and cross that from your bucket list.

Marine ecosystems: Learn about the ocean!

Marine ecosystems: Learn about the ocean!

Tursi, the bottlenose dolphin, Pinni, the sea lion and Mydas, the green sea turtle learn about the value of teamwork and friendship as they deal with the dangerous problem of plastics in the ocean. When one of them becomes entangled in plastic debris, the trio must embark on a journey to find a solution before it is too late. On the way, they encounter other ocean creatures whose lives are also endangered by plastics in the ocean. Where is all this plastic coming from? Will they find help in time?
The drawing of a turtle illustrated by Noel Kassewitz.

Turtle illustrated by Noel Kassewitz.

 

The book is titled The Ocean Adventures of  Pinni, Tursi & Mydas” and is written by Donna Kassewitz and illustrated by Noel Kassewitz.

Help empower kids to be environmental stewards by gifting this book among family and friends, and buying an extra copy to donate to your local elementary school or library. The colorful characters in this story will inspire hearts and minds both in the classroom and at home!

 

 

 

Drawing by Noel Kassewitz.

Illustration by Noel Kassewitz.

HOW it came about….

This book came about because we received many emails from elementary school teachers requesting educational tools about ocean trash for their classrooms.  It was encouraging that so many teachers wanted to share this important environmental message with their students, so we decided to create this book as an interactive resource to meet this need.

 

 

 

With the assistance of an expert education consultant, the book includes many Teaching & Sharing Activities and Project Ideas to meet a variety of educational goals, as well as foster lively discussions about this topic.

All proceeds from this book go towards funding dolphin communication research, so that someday soon the dolphins can teach us what they know about healthy oceans.

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Five Fantastic Dolphins’ Facts, discover them!

Five Fantastic Dolphins’ Facts, discover them!

Dolphins are extremely intelligent, and they interact with humans since their existence is known, we love this amazing marine mammals and everything about them, we can not stop discovering new and amazing dolphins’ facts everyday.

If you love dolphins as much as we do, keep reading this post and get to know some interesting things about dolphins that you may not know:

  1. Did you know? There are 43 species of dolphins found in the world and most of them live in saltwater but there are some that are able to do well in the freshwater locations.
  2. One of the most interesting facts about dolphins is that they communicate through sounds and whistles each other, as dolphins don’t have vocal chords they have a particular whistle to identify from the other ones,  and also can use dance and jumps to communicate.
  3. Dolphins use an advance system of echolocation to find objects and food, this means that they have the ability of see with sounds, but how does this work? The answer is simple! Dolphins make sounds like clicks that travel fast in water and this sounds bounce off on objects they return to the dolphins as echoes. This allows them to identify where objects or food are located and even they can get information about shape and size, interesting, isn’t it?
  4. To prevent drowning while sleeping only half of the dolphin’s brain goes to sleep while the other half remains awake so they can continue to breathe. Do they get enough rest?
  5. Have you wonder why are dolphins so soft?

Dolphin’s skin is smooth it feels like rubber when you touch it. They don’t have any sweat glands or hair on the body. The outer layer of the skin is anywhere from 10 to 20 times thicker than that of terrestrial mammals and dolphin skin constantly flakes and peels as new skin cells replace old cells. That explains why they are soft when you touch them.

Now that you know all this facts and information about dolphins you are an expert on marine mammals! Visit us at Dolphin Discovery where you can have the opportunity to interact with this beautiful species, learn even more about them and discover why we love the so much.

Pictures with Dolphins: Memories of an Unforgettable Moment

Pictures with Dolphins: Memories of an Unforgettable Moment

What does memories mean to you? Maybe a special moment spent with your family or friends, that trip to a magical place or just photographs that make your senses come alive. Memories can be all that, and swimming with dolphins surely is a moment you want to recall for the rest of your times.

When you are in front of a dolphin you can only think about how beautiful and intelligent this creatures are, you can hug, kiss and interact with them, see dolphins jumping all around. This are memories that you would like to keep forever in your mind.

Being in front of a beautiful dolphin is not something that happens each day. In Dolphin Discovery we help you to take those memories in something real and take them with you. In each location we count with amazing photographers who are always there to take the best photos of dolphins and capture every single special moment of your experience; you will be impressed of how photogenic dolphins are!

But why only conform with pics of dolphins when you can have pics with beautiful manatees and funny sea lions. Our amazing marine mammals friends are always willing to take the best pics with you. Remember that a dolphins pic is something you can’t miss from any vacations you have! It is the most remarkable experience, and of course you can show off in your social media networks to all your family and friends.

The pictures with dolphins, manatees and sea lions are amazing, but with you in it, turns into an unforgettable and very valuable souvenir of your experience. And when time passes, and you want to share your experience, you will search for that special dolphin picture, smile and remember that magical moment.

So now you know, if you want to live an incredible adventure and get the best dolphin photographs,  you should come to Dolphin Discovery: we not only create experiences, but also, we create and share unforgettable memories!

BVI Destinations: a must visit

BVI Destinations: a must visit

Looking at the paradisiacal BVI is all about discovering the real beauty of this volcanic archipelago. This group of four islands is lead by Virgina Gorda that has natural granite pillars, followed bye the adventurous Tortola, the spiritual Jost Van Dyke and last but not least the Anegada perfection.

Virgin Gorda its a eight and a half square mile island that surprises their visitors with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe harbors and luxury resorts and villas. This island is surrounded by natural beauty, plant lined trails, nature sanctuaries and protected national parks. As every touristic destination it has a must to do list that includes one of the greatest panoramic views at the Gorda Peak and of course the famous Baths, located in the north shore of the island. But here´s a little tip for you: get there before the cruise passengers (they get there around 10am) do, so you can have a perfect spot to enjoy the sea view. Just after visiting the baths you can go to one of the unspoiled beaches like Savannah or Spring Bay.

Tortola, the capital of BVI with powdery white sand beaches like Apple or Brewers Bay and green mountains, is the largest island of all. If you´re more into water sports or fishing be sure not to miss the protected anchorages of Brandy Wine Bay and the surfing Cane Garden Bay.

Of course don’t forget to visit us at Tortola’s Dolphin Discovery, were you’ll have a blast swimming with dolphins and in the same time making exciting activities like getting a really fast ride from a dolphin or pushing your feet from the water surface . Dolphin Discovery its a great place to enjoy with your family, friends or why not by yourself.

To enjoy all this activities that Tortola has for you and your loved ones, the island offers a wide variety of places to stay like from luxury resorts and private villas to camping spots.

Jost Van Dyke, with only four miles of length is the smallest island of BVI but also the perfect combination for young visitors. Exploring the vegetation-covered sugar mill ruins, the natural sea-formed jacuzzi and the old trails are just few of the activities for the brave ones and for the ones that like more careful stuff you can enjoy observing the whales and dolphins in their natural habitats.

The culinary culture its also pretty spectacular, there are many great local places were you can try flying fish sandwiches and fresh grilled lobsters… YUUMMY!! Other great thing about this island are the famous yacht parties they throw on Halloween and New Years Eve´s, so if you are kind of a party animal you now know when its the perfect time to visit the BVI.

The last but not least awesome island is Anegada, which is the perfect spot for the people that are fearless to explore the ocean and make activities like snorkeling and scuba diving where there can discover their beautiful coral reefs that is the home of sting rays and awesome fish species like the needle, bone and parrot fish.

So it doesn´t matter how you decide to get to the BVI meaning by plane or cruise and who are you traveling with, just go, take tons of pictures, enjoy your visit, try new culinary stuff and have a blast!!!

Melissa: a mermaid with a message to share

Melissa: a mermaid with a message to share

Characterized by its beauty and melodious voice, this mythological creature swam from the depths of the sea to teach people how to protect the marine life. The story of Mermaid Melissa begins like this…

Mermaid Melissa made ​​her way as speaker of the aquatic ecosystem since childhood. Originally from Saint Augustine, Florida, Melissa has always had a close relationship with the sea; she was a surfer since a little girl and when she grew up, she decided to search for a water related job.

From different marine shows to become a professional diver, the young entrepreneur went to seek an aquatic career. Achieving to hold her breath for five minutes, Melissa became the protective mermaid of this blue planet.

By sea or by land, the little mermaid has traveled the world spreading her love for the marine life with a somewhat magical message: “Save the oceans before all creatures become mythical”.

By 2016, we have seen this beautiful mermaid in Australia, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, among other locations. Remarkably, Melissa visited Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, where she had a wonderful meeting with dolphins, making it clear that she is one more voice of the marine species.

If you’re looking to see her in action, you can find the adventures of Mermaid Melissa swimming here.

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