Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Delphinus Riviera Maya

Billy and I just got home from a wonderful adventure in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  I say adventure because I finally visited some of Riviera Maya's main attractions. Wow! I am so impressed. 

Billy's mom and sister were anxious to visit us in Mexico. As fate would have it, the rugby team had a game in Playa del Carmen, and we decided it would be the perfect place to meet. Billy's sister, Renee, had dreamed about swimming with the dolphins, and I am not one to keep someone from fulfilling their dreams. :p Ok, she didn't really have to twist my arm. Before I knew it, all four of us were booked for the Delphinus Primax experience. 

Upon arrival to Delphinus, we were given lockers in which to keep our belongings and a towel. We watched an educational video on how to handle the dolphins delicately and put on our lifejackets, ready to hit the water. We were greeted by Stephanie, our dolphin instructor. Xtabay, a seven-month pregnant dolphin, quickly swam around us. We took turns playing games with Xtabay and posing for some of the cutest pictures I've ever seen. The dolphins were so smart and a joy to be around. We even got to do the "dolphin push" where two dolphins push your feet from behind to lift you out of the water. It was exhilarating. 

The one hour swim went by quickly, but was well worth it. We all had the biggest grins on our faces throughout the swim. Dolphins are incredible creatures, which was only solidified by our time spent in the water with them. I highly recommend the Delphinus experience to anyone headed to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the surrounding areas. 

Tips for those interested in swimming with the dolphins:
-Book online, 10 days in advance, and save money!
-Leave sunglasses, jewelry, and other valuables in the locker.
-The pictures are more affordable if you purchase one for your group and share the pictures. 
-Do the dolphin push! We were apprehensive, but it's AMAZING.

Check out Delphinus at http://www.delphinusworld.com

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