Some of the best places to go swimming with dolphins coincide
with the most beautiful places to be above water, ticking all the
boxes for divers and landlubbers alike. Alternatively, if you're
looking to 'eat, sleep, dive, repeat,' our diving specialists know
the most remote spots to go diving with dolphins alongside some of
the ocean's most coveted marine species.
For the friendliest bottlenose dolphins in the world, set sail
Socorro (otherwise known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago).
Located off the Pacific Coast of Mexico, this remote chain of
islands is home to a pod of resident dolphins that will make direct
eye contact with divers and mimic the sound of blowing bubbles
alongside swooping manta rays. Meanwhile closer to shore,
snorkellers and divers alike can see pods of orcas hunting mobula
rays in the Sea of Cortez. Likewise, the
Galapagos Archipelago is home to a curious pod of resident
bottlenose and common dolphins, as well as a whole roster of
big-ticket marine species (think: scalloped hammerheads, manta rays
and whale sharks). While these trips are better suited to advanced
divers on liveaboard trips, some of the best destinations for
diving with dolphins can also be found closer to shore.
For a tropical island setting, Hawaii
has some incredible spots for diving with dolphins in the deep blue
ocean, while in the southern hemisphere,
Ningaloo Reef in Australia attracts pods of dolphins in the
turquoise shallows lapping the shore, and depending on the season,
you can also swim with humpback whales or whale sharks here. Over
in the Red Sea in Egypt, you
can swim and dive with dolphins in a thousand-strong pod in warm,
shallow water. Or, for a cool combo in Portugal, spend a few days
in Lisbon before diving with dolphins in the
Azores' offshore sites.
All in all, the possibilities to dive with dolphins are endless;
our tailor-made diving holidays will enable you to encounter
dolphins in your dream setting, while also ticking a few extras off
your bucket list.