Dolphin Interaction Guide
Dolphin Interaction GuideWe’ve added this dolphin interaction guide to help you while in the water, or simply viewing dolphins in their natural habitat, as seen during our guided dolphin tours.
Dolphins are very well known as "social creatures". The seem to very much enjoy interacting with humans, and are extremely intelligent mammals. They are also well known for talking to each other using many sounds, and even express themselves quite well with fin caressing, clapping of the jaws and posturing.
Swimming With Dolphins
According to researchers, people swimming in the water report feeling their bodies being scanned by the dolphin’s use of their sonar! Many individuals speak of the sense of peace and tranquility they can feel while in the presence of dolphins, and there are tons of theories by scientists which claim that being around them will stimulate the healing processes in humans.
The sunshine state of Florida is one of the few places that you actually get to swim with dolphins in their habitat. While out on our guided dolphin tours in Panama City Beach, Bay Point Water Sports is often thrilled and astounded by these beautiful animals, and the displays they frequently put on. It certainly seems to us that they enjoy putting on a great show with us lowly humans watching!
Probably the most important information to impart to you is that we are merely guests in their environment and need to refrain from making threatening gestures or motions. We don’t feed the dolphins, and you shouldn’t touch them! If they want physical contact, they will let you know quickly.
Dolphins are Curious!
It’s important to know that dolphins are wild animals, and they live primarily underwater. However there are things you can do to attract their curiosity and attention. Swimming gracefully, in spirals, diving and twisting can often work, also keeping your arms by your side is the best approach, and dolphins don’t have arms, and neither do other sea life!
While this certainly isn’t a complete dolphin interaction guide, we have provided the basics for you. Having a great respect for these creatures and doing nothing that would seem threatening is the best way to ensure a successful interaction with them when the opportunity presents itself. For some more information on swimming with dolphins, here’s an interesting Wikipedia entry.