An unforgettable surprise

An unforgettable surprise

It was a sunny and perfect day for an adventure, Grace Ann finally was going to fulfill her dream of swimming with dolphins, while Odale, her boyfriend, had in mind a surprise that she would never forget, but no one really knew how the plans of a man in love would end.

Years ago, Grace Ann and Odale met while attending college. Sometimes, they would find each other by chance, walking at the same time through the halls of Northem Caribbean University, since then, he felt something special for that girl who smiled as she passed by.

The years passed but he never had the courage to approach and talk to her. After finishing his degree, Odale left the school while Grace Ann stayed to continue her studies and then work for the university.

Fate was responsible for giving them a second chance. This time they were united to have a great friendship that little by little, turned into a beautiful love relationship. They were madly in love with each other.

Four years after the first look, there he was, thinking of the ideal way to ask Grace Ann to spend the rest of their days side by side. One of her greatest dreams was to get close enough to dolphins, so Odale knew that, instead of a classic dinner, an encounter with these beautiful creatures would be suitable for asking her hand in marriage.

It was through a Facebook’s message that Dolphin Discovery got to know about this situation. Odale contacted to ask if it was possible to arrange a marriage proposal in one of the locations, and of course everyone got excited and wanted to participate.

So everything was arranged for June 19th. Grace and Odale reached one of the locations in Grand Cayman. That morning, nervous and very excited, he kept in a backpack a “Will you marry me?” sign, and the engagement ring.

When the time came, Grace Ann was very happy to swim with dolphins. So the program went on, and Odale went first to do the foot push, as he knew that he had to be on the shore to prepare everything for the big surprise.

Everything was ready, for Grace would have the experience of her life. While she was racing on the water with the help of the dolphins, she saw her boyfriend on the shore with a sign asking her to marry him. When she reached the shore, Odale took her hand and showed her the engagement ring. Then the words just came out of his mouth: “would you marry me?”

Grace Ann knew it would be a day full of adventure and excitement, but she never imagined that morning telling the love of her life “Yes, I will marry you” while dolphins jumping and playing with them. It was then, that Odale and Grace Ann had an experience that united their lives.

Discover the perfect place to have fun: Puerto Aventuras!

Discover the perfect place to have fun: Puerto Aventuras!

Sun, sea and adventure is all you need to cool this summer. Imagine traveling to a heavenly place where all you have to worry about is how to have fun, any place in your mind? That’s right, Puerto Aventuras!

Dreams Puerto Aventuras hotel is an excellent choice for the whole family. Children will have fun in a big way and the big ones will act like children. Enjoy recreational activities, the elegant rooms and a have a relaxing day at the spa.

But that is not all! Hop on a kayak and enjoy a magical experience with the dolphins which you can see while doing this fun activity. If you have a more adventurous style, you can swim with this beautiful species, with funny sea lions and with the manatees. Yes, all in the same place!

And if that is not enough, we encourage you to visit the most complete marine of the Mayan Riviera and ship on a catamaran cruise. You will get to know everything about Puerto Aventuras and you will be able to snorkel and discover an underwater world. The reef will fill your panorama with its beautiful colors.

Hey! the fun is not over yet … Put on your best clothes and get ready to enjoy the nightlife, as you all know, the night is young. Go visit the bars and restaurants that will make your evening more enjoyable.

Stay awake and admire the sunrise while your eyes are filled with warm and beautiful tones.

So now you know, if you want an unforgettable holiday visit Puerto Aventuras.

Dolphin Discovery expands!

Dolphin Discovery expands!

Now you can experience the Dolphin Discovery adventure in Europe.

Last October our group acquired Dolphin Discovery Zoomarine park in the Italian city of Rome, which is our nineteenth habitat for marine mammals in 8 different countries, mainly in the Caribbean.

During more than 20 years, Dolphin Discovery has contributed to the conservation of marine mammals with support from various programs, such as Miracle in charge of animal reproduction, and endorsed by Alliance that validates the proper care and protection of this beautiful species.

Zoomarine park, founded in 2005, is home to species such as dolphins, sea lions, penguins, fish and exotic variety of birds, accredited under the AMMPA (Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums) and IMATA seal (International Association of Coaches Marine animals) has preserved animal life and receives more than 500,000 visitors a year. A modern and unique park in Italy.

With the new acquisition of Zoomarine, it is proposed to continue the care of marine species as well as teaching new generations about how to protect and care for animal welfare.

Now you can experience the Dolphin experience in more than 40 hectares full of learning activities without leaving aside the awareness and fun for the whole family.

Either with a sea lion show, a walk among the penguins or swimming and even kissing dolphins, Zoomarine is full of fun and learning experiences for anyone who wants to have fun at Dolphin Discovery.

Barbara Bermudo in Dolphin Discovery Cancun

Barbara Bermudo in Dolphin Discovery Cancun

Barbara Bermudo,  Tv Host/Journalist from Univision and “Primer Impacto” presenter , visited Dolphin Discovery Cancun in Moon Palace for a day full of fun and learning about marine mammals.

Barbara and her lovely girls, Mia and Camila, did Royal Swim program that includes hugs, kisses and foot push.

We hope to see you around, Barbara! We loved to have you here 😀

Dolphin Discovery Recognized by IMATA in Las Vegas

Dolphin Discovery Recognized by IMATA in Las Vegas

imataEvery year Dolphin Discovery attends the IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association) conference, an international event for marine mammal trainers where close to 700 people from all over the world share their outstanding work and experiences in various fields: research, medical care, education, training and technology.

Dolphin Discovery is the only Mexican company that have won awards in all categories in their 18 years of operation due to their strong investment and commitment to not only dolphins but manatees, sea lions and other species that live in their 13 world-wide locations.

In September, as the only representative of Mexico at the exhibition, Dolphin Discovery had the pleasure of presenting their work of investigation and training of our manatees which we hope will assist in detecting the age of the animals that appear on the coasts of Quintana Roo each year through a study of the molars of these marine mammals. Employing endoscopic techniques in collaboration with dentists, it is now possible to visualize the development of the teeth of the manatees and predict when they will fall out.

This study could be a great advance in the conservation of the species, each year dozens of manatees are stranded on the beach and that makes their age unknown. Determining age by the wear on the molars will be a great help in understanding even better the behaviour of these mammals. This is not the first investigative work with manatees by Dolphin Discovery, in 2009 we received the first prize in training for being the first company in the world to work on the mental stimulation of these animals, demonstrating that their learning ability was comparable to any other marine mammal. Dolphin Discovery has collaborated on numerous occasions with the network of organizations rescuing stranded manatees and in 2010 received 2 international awards in conservation and education for saving the life of Robert, a stranded manatee only 1 day old who now lives in the Dreams Puerto Aventuras location, along with Yoltzin, the first manatee born in Dolphin Discovery and the second in Mexico in 2007.imata2

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