Dolphin Discovery running race 8.0

Dolphin Discovery running race 8.0

This past sunday 31, the Eight Dolphin Discovery running race took place at Puerto Aventuras, organized by “Fundación Dolphin Discovery” leadered by Bibiana Alvarez. She who worked hand by hand with “Transformar Educando” and managed to collect more than 85 thousand pesos which will be used for the construction of a multipurpose park in the town of Puerto Aventuras.

It is worth to mention that there were more than 500 runners who gathered last Sunday at 8am with an energetic and winning attitude, but mostly willing to contribute their bit in this noble cause.

With distances from 400 meters for the smallest and up to 10km for the experts, a homely atmosphere was felt by everyone. In addition, there were more than 50 thousand pesos in prizes from the distinguished sponsors.

This race had different categories. 10 km for men and women, Master for people between 40 and 49 years old and Veterans for people above 50 years old in which Guadalupe Meza Maldonado made a surprisingly time of 51 minutes. Among the little ones, María José Frías Santos and Charlie León Flores shined as they made less than 4 minutes.

Besides participating and supporting a community of scarce resource, all attendees had the opportunity to  meet the professional runner Isis Breiter who was noted by her presence and charisma during the award ceremony.

A race full of fun, support and good wishes to change the world one community at a time was made with success. Furthermore, we are confident that the next year there will be more surprises and more people will support another good cause.

Cassandra De Pecol visited Dolphin Discovery

Cassandra De Pecol visited Dolphin Discovery

Dolphin Discovery recently had the honor of having a very special guest, Cassandra De Pecol, a young woman that a year ago aims to travel and see the world promoting her strongest ideals, “Tourism promotes peace.”

Cassandra De Pecol says that knowing other cities in the way that you do when you travel, without prejudice, get to know the true essence of the country, the warmth of its people and the diversity it has to offer. She also proposes that if instead only heard what the media reflect we will have a vision of a totally alien to us person.

That way, on her 25 birthday she realized this problem and decided to take actions, got Sponsors and she created a project named “Expedition 196”  to spread her vision of promoting peace through tourism planting a tree in each country she visited, also attending and giving conferences at universities and colleges students mostly from Tourism Career.

For this purpose she visited Cancun Mexico on Wednesday February 27 2016 to promote their views and experiences at Anahuac University, and also visited the Isla Mujeres location, being amazed by the great work we do there. Toured the facility and got a totally different point of dolphins born under human care.

Between adventure, tenderness and curiosity, Cassie was guided by the social network’s team of Dolphin Discovery during his tour, a tool that she think is the strongest to promote peace in the world thanks to the immediacy and versatility of social networks.

We love meeting new friends and hope that Cassie comes back soon. Yey!

28 turtles went back home!

28 turtles went back home!

Last Thursday was not an average day for the Gulf World Marine Institute employees, as they released 28 healthy Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles into the ocean.

“We usually release one or two sea turtles at a time,” commented Stephanie Southern, Gulf World’s Education Coordinator .

“The best situation for them is to be in their natural environment, and that is why we are releasing so many of them at the same time,” said Holmes-Douglas, Gulf World’s Director.

It is worth to mention that the last week the Gulf World Marine Institute helped the New England Aquarium by taking in 50 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles that were sick from the cold weather up north. Seven days later and after rehabilitation, half of the sea turtles were medically cleared and ready to leave the nest.

“When we are loading up these turtles, especially when we have large numbers, we want to make sure everyone is accounted for,” said Southern. “We’re having a break in the cold weather,” said Holmes-Douglas. “So we wanted to get them out as soon as possible.”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission instructed employees to release them at St. George Island on Thursday as it was the perfect day to do so. Morover, the Gulf World Marine Institute employees said that releasing the turtles at St. George Island is the best for the turtles.

“They wanted to release a little past Panama City, a little past Port St. Joe,” said Southern. “They don’t want to release these animals in shallow bays.”

“It’s more of a secluded area,” said Holmes-Douglas. “With low population and a large number of turtles so it’s a great location for us to release them.”

For a small populated area, hundreds came out to see the once in a life time opportunity.

“They are an endangered species,” said Southern. “So having the opportunity to see one is an incredible experience.”

As for the other 22 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles that ares still in rehab, they will join their brothers and sisters very soon.

“As long as they don’t show any signs that they’re stunned for the cold or any secondary medical conditions,” said Holmes-Douglas. “The goal is to get them out as soon as possible.”


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Forever 21

Forever 21

Twenty one it is a magic number.

It’s what a Black Jack player wishes, because is the perfected hand to win.

At the age of 21, an individual becomes an adult, considered the beginning of a physical and mental maturity, which allows you to be the author of your actions and decisions without a guardian and therefore assume responsibility for them.

Precisely this year, 2016, DOLPHIN DISCOVERY gets the majority: 21 years.

The past year was a stage of expansion for our company. In October, Dolphin announced the acquisitions of two amusement parks in Florida and Italy, Gulf World and Zoomarine respectively, and that is the beginning of the expansion into North America and Europe. In November 2015, Dolphin announced the purchase of two parks with dolphins in Jamaica, Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios and Dolphin Cove Negril, and two more dolphinariums in the same country: the hotels Half Moon Palace Grand Jamaica

Finally, in December 2015, Dolphin announced the acquisitions of another dolphinarium in Grand Cayman, to close this year with 7 new parks and dolphinariums, which makes this Cancun company the largest operator of amusement parks of América Latina, with a portfolio of 23 parks and dolphinariums in 9 countries and in which more than 1.8 million people will be received in 2016 with the hospitality and the smile that distinguishes us.

Our greatest pride, bringing up the name of Mexico and make a company born in Cancun the leader in the industry of parks and dolphinariums in the world.

Our greatest strength, our growing desire of learning and our ability to adapt.

Our greatest aspiration,  make the dream of millions of people to live the experience of swimming with dolphins come true.

Nothing is a casualty. The development and growth that this great company gives to Cancun was due to the work, effort and dedication of many people and of our customers, our suppliers and the communities of which we are part of.

On behalf of all the great family that makes Dolphin Discovery Group, congratulations and we ask the Lord to bring to their homes and hearts peace and happiness, so that 2016 is a year full of health and success. One year, Forever 21.

Eduardo Albor.

Dolphin Discovery welcomes Gulf World Marine Park

Dolphin Discovery welcomes Gulf World Marine Park

Dolphin Discovery celebrates Gulf World Marine Park’s integration to its family, located in the beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. With this new acquisition Dolphin Discovery expanded to the United States and now has a total of 18 locations.

Gulf World, which was founded in 1969, has been an authorized aquarium to show different species such as dolphins and exotic birds. Gulf World also works as coordinator of Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.

It is important to recognize  that Gulf World has been one of the most successful familiar attractions in the north of Florida; receiving 150 thousand visitors on the last year who are sure that they had lived one of the most incredible experiences ever: swimming and interacting with dolphins.

Now, we are happy to announce that Gulf World Marine Park will now have that  “Dolphin Discovery” special touch, being unique and incomparable in the Caribbean and all over the world. The different activities in the park will be renovated to create new and wonderful experiences.

The CEO of the park Ron Hardy said that he is happy to be part of the Dolphin Discovery family and recognized the standards of animal welfare and care in the company are the most responsible and successful according to the specialist in marine life. In addition he is confident and proud because all of his more than 30 dolphins, 70 birds and reptiles are now under care of Dolphin Discovery.

The integration of this  new park to the Dolphin Discovery family will bring wonderful adventures, a lot of laugh and maximum fun. Adventure will be in every corner: from swimming with dolphins and having fun with them to receiving a sweet kiss from Otto, a cute sea lion; your experience in Gulf World will be an unforgettable adventure.

Bravo Gulf World Marine Park and welcome to the Dolphin Discovery family!

Dolphin Discovery in Jamaica

Dolphin Discovery in Jamaica

Dolphin Discovery Group completed the acquisition of 4 marine parks on the island of Jamaica, owned by the company Dolphin Cove Jamaica, Ltd.

Dolphin Cove began operations in 2001, with four dolphins in their first park located in Ocho Rios Jamaica, near the world famous Dunn’s River Falls. Currently, Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios Park covers an area of more than 3 acres, and it’s one of the most important attractions in Jamaica, besides living the experience of swimming with dolphins and visiting Dunn’s River Falls, you can also interact with sharks and rays, among many other activities.

Dolphin Cove also owns Dolphin Cove Negril Park, Dolphin Cove Half Moon and Dolphin Cove Moon Palace, this last one is located in the recently opened Hotel Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, from the Mexican Moon Palace chain.

Eduardo Albor, CEO of Dolphin Discovery said: “Dolphin Cove is undoubtedly one of the main attractions in Ocho Rios and Negril, which share similarities with Dolphin Discovery, such as always looking to offer the best service to its visitors in all their parks, and also, excellent care and commitment to the species under their care, so acquiring a company with the same values and a history of success, it makes us feel confident to trust on this wonderful destination which is Jamaica and continue to invest in this great country “.

Mr. Stafford Burrowes, founder of Dolphin Cove and who will remain as Member and Chairman of the Board of Dolphin Cove, explains: “I know and am very familiar with the operations of Dolphin Discovery in Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as its recent expansion in the US and Europe, so I’m excited now Dolphin Cove is part of a business, and the dynamism and professionalism of Dolphin Discovery. Dolphin Cove’s sure will continue its growth in Jamaica and other Caribbean destinations hand Dolphin Discovery “.

Being Dolphin Cove a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Jamaica, it was announced that Dolphin Discovery will acquire up to 80% of its shares for an amount of approximately $ 42,000,000usd, remaining 20% held by institutional investors and the public generally.

With this, Dolphin Discovery, a Mexican company that started operations 21 years ago in Cancun, Mexico, has become the world leader in swimming with dolphins with 23 parks in 9 countries and 2 continents.

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