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Paul
post Feb 3 2008, 08:46 AM
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If you got to swim with dolphins in a natural place or were lucky to be swimming when some came and they decided to swim with you, I reckon that'd be fantastic. but I am not sure what other options are available and what they are like.

I know dolphins at Monkey Mia in WA come to get fed. Sounds wonderful, but yeah, is it really yucky???


Hi Paul, you can swim with dolphins in Akaroa, New Zealand, near Christchurch (South Island), as much as you like. The water is freezing but a wetsuit helps and the hectors dolphins are adorable. They are neither fed nor otherwise encouraged to approach boats and yet they do and in large numbers. They love to play and they come really close.



Hey, can you add that into the NZ section somewhere. I reckon I will get to NZ in the next few years and that'd be great to do.

Re your comments on the tigers - I am still very much not convinced. I wouldn't believe the "reliable" documentaries. In fact i wouldn't believe anything on the idiot box - it is usually paid for by someone. The monks building a fenced in whatever - hmmm, perhaps they should check out the concepts of national parks. Anyway. Gota go - hope you are well.
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post Feb 12 2008, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE(katieontherun @ Feb 1 2008, 07:31 AM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ Jan 1 2008, 04:13 PM) *

If you got to swim with dolphins in a natural place or were lucky to be swimming when some came and they decided to swim with you, I reckon that'd be fantastic. but I am not sure what other options are available and what they are like.

I know dolphins at Monkey Mia in WA come to get fed. Sounds wonderful, but yeah, is it really yucky???


Hi Paul, you can swim with dolphins in Akaroa, New Zealand, near Christchurch (South Island), as much as you like. The water is freezing but a wetsuit helps and the hectors dolphins are adorable. They are neither fed nor otherwise encouraged to approach boats and yet they do and in large numbers. They love to play and they come really close.
Kaikoura is another hot-spot for dolphin swimming as is whale-watching. It's about an hour and a half north of Christchurch and definitely worth it. Swimming with them, in their territory, on their terms is just out of this world..


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