Dolphins are among the friendliest sea critters out there.
With over 40 species known worldwide, it’s always an adventure to see them in action.
The good news is divers can take dolphin watching to a whole new level. There are plenty of sights around the world that will allow you to dive with these cool, friendly and cute mammals.
Don’t know where to go? Here’s a list of the best sites for diving with dolphins.
Red Sea, Egypt
Divers frequent the Red Sea because it’s an unparalleled experience. One of the reasons why divers flock this area is because dolphins are often seen fishing and playing on the reefs and canyons. Your chances of diving with one on this side of the world are pretty high.
This place keeps popping up, and for a good reason. It’s easily a good spot for dolphin watching particularly in and around Wolf and Darwin Islands. They can’t normally be seen underwater in this area. However, the dolphins here would be more than happy to jump around with you in every panga ride.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
The place has been aptly called as Dolphin Bay because spinners seem to delight being around the area. In fact, there are tons of dolphins who hang out here that an entire research team has been set up just to study their behavior. There are plenty of dolphin tours around. Just remember to learn proper underwater behavior so these playful critters won’t get stressed or hurt.
If you wan to witness the most dolphin action possible, come by the Socorro Island during spring. Their numbers have doubled and it seems we aren’t just the ones curious about them. These dolphins have gotten increasingly interested in divers exploring the area. So trust to have a decent amount of playtime when you’re there.
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