Long before we got into the water, there were several moments of instruction and education. We read the Dolphins and Their Power to Heal book before coming which was very helpful. We had teaching moments of how to use the gear, how to be on the boat, and once we saw dolphins what will happen. I found this to be very helpful.
I truly entertained myself thinking of what would happen if they had just loaded us on the boat and we went. Some would have spent precious time trying to figure out and adjust their snorkel and mask. Others might have been trying to get off the boat at a location that wasn’t exit accessible. The great swimmers would have left the others behind. And all would have been in the waters with no awareness of each other or of other boats.
There was also great intentionality to preparing ourselves for this encounter. Yoga sessions, breath work, and meditations were offered to prepare our hearts and souls for the time with the dolphins.
Photos provided with permission from Atmoji @ WildQuest