Author: Tracy

Ride the Waves with Dolphins This Summer with These Useful Tips

group of wild dolphins at surface of the sea

The tropical beach locations welcome you this summer to ride the ocean waves with dolphins.

Acres of pristine white sand and clear blue water sparkling in the sunlight is all you need to achieve nirvana.

But the waters are full of various sea creatures. The dolphins are the most coveted attraction amongst them all. If you have dreams of this moment forever, here are the things you must do so you can make the best out of the experience.

How to Be Prepared?

  • Basic Gears

If you are all set for an adventure, make sure your backpack has all the essential gears. Flip flops, quick-drying towels, sunscreens, a bottle of water and a change of clothes are a must.

  • Swimming Gear

If you are interested in snorkeling or want to indulge in a quick splash on the beach, carry proper snorkeling gear. There are shops right outside from where you board the boats that take all the equipment you will need.

  • Binoculars
Man with a binocular looking at a boat in the horizon

The ocean is teeming with striped, bottle-nose dolphins at any time of the year. In the spring, you can also see spotted dolphins. Invest in a good pair of binoculars. If you are on the boats, the dolphins will get so close sometimes that it genuinely feels like you are swimming with them. The binoculars will come in handy when you are chilling on the beach sipping Pina Coladas.

  • Camera

Bring an underwater camera. You do not have to be proficient in photography to be able to snatch a few epic shots of these majestic creatures.

Things to Remember

Messing with the dolphins in any way is not tolerated. There are a limited number of boats, and all of them go through strict scrutiny to ensure that sea life is safe in all ways. The authorities track how long a boat is sailing, how they are treating and approaching the dolphins. Treat the sea life with respect, or the trip could end up quickly with everyone on-board getting banned.

What to Expect on a Day’s Adventure?

The hotels will provide you a pickup and drop facility to the major beach locations. According to your plan, you may find your boat and captain waiting for you there. The boat will take you to the ideal spot, and meanwhile, your captain will brief you on all the rules and safety conditions about swimming with dolphins.

If you are watching from the boat, keep your binocular handy. If you are going to swim, the captain will let you when a spinner or bottle-nose dolphin is spotted. Slip into the water quietly and enjoy watching the dolphins sailing the seas.

The boat will also take you for snorkeling around the coral reefs around Crystal Rock. Enjoy a hearty lunch at the nearby beach, and explore the gorgeous views.

The Mermaids That Changed History

We all grew up fantasizing about swimming the oceans with mermaids and beaches and joining a pirate crew to sail the high seas. The legends of mermaids came from early European mythologies. Some say that lonely sailors made up the mythical creature out of loneliness in long sails. They would look at manatees sunbathing on the rocky shores and imagine maidens with lush golden hair who were part fish from the bottom down.

The stories trickled down into the books, and the myth evolved throughout the years from culture to culture and old wives’ tales. Some mermaids were goddesses of beauty and objects of desire for sailors. Others were malicious creatures whose siren song pulled sailors to the depth below, to their death.

But whatever the portrayal, mermaids would remain one of the fascinating subjects in children’s stories, movies, and our dreams.

As children, we all fell instantly in love with the red-haired little mermaid’s quest. She just wanted to talk to the prince of her dreams and stopped at nothing to achieve her dreams. We watched the underwater realm in awe and fell in love with the sea world. We carry that fascination within us to date.

Some have turned the lore of mermaids into artistic portrayals of the world underneath the ocean. Underwater zoo organizes various shows where Olympic medallists and performers dive deep into the ten million-litre tank. The audience watches wonderfully as real-life mermaids swim around them, separated by only a few inches of glass. The theme of the shows often hovers around a story of mermaids and mermen in an underwater fantasy, where all of them dance in perfect choreography underwater. Those who haven’t been able to watch it in person can only dream what it must feel like to view the actors weave the fantasy-like world of Atlantis.

The Story of Mermaid Melissa

Mermaid Melissa is swimming with her dolphin friends.
While mermaids remain a source of wonderment for many, for others, folklore is a commitment. A tribute humans owe to the ocean. The story of mermaid Melissa is just as unique and impact as the little mermaid or the renowned performers. And in light of recent events, it is much more critical.

Melissa is a real-life mermaid performer who is always fighting the battle for the dolphins and creatures of the sea. Her dedication to aquatic life is legendary, and she promotes education through entertainment to her audience. We can all stand behind her iconic slogan – “let’s help save the oceans before all creatures become mythical.”

All around the world, she appears in performances. She swims underwater for minutes and is licensed with the Mermaid Entertainment Aquatic Company. She has a whole team of talented cast who play roles of mermen and pirates, and even a stunt team to organize underwater performances. She has become one with the legends and has popped up everywhere, from poolside parties to corporate promotions, and we can honestly say – we are rooting for you.