May 30th - Snokeling with Dolphins

Okay, when Brian said we were snorkeling with dolphins I had mix feelings. I was excited for dolphins and snorkeling but I didn’t know what to expect out of it. I didn’t want to get too excited in case we didn’t see the dolphins.

It was fantastic. All of it was. 

We started off bright and early at 8am and got on a boat with Captain Sam, Mark, and Leao as our guides.

Basically what would happen is, we sit on the boat with our snokel gear ready to go and wait to see where the dolphins are. When we are close enough without disturbing them, we jump and you know the rest.. snokel with dolphins. 

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These are wild spinner dolphins. They jump out of the water and spin, scientists don’t know why but it’s amazing. It’s unbelievable that I got to see wild dolphins swim in their pods right up to my face. Even my guides said we had one of the best drop off they have ever seen. The chase of finding the dolphins and getting dropped off near them is hard to time just right without disturbing the dolphins. They’re great swimmers. Big Island Divers was wonderful and knew that the dolphins need to sleep and moved us to a different location with coral. 


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Maybe I do love my 6’7 guide Leao. You don’t know that. 

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We went out to eat at Burger Theory and it was pretty good! Might have been due to hunger but hey a meal is a meal. 

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We spent the afternoon walking around the downtown area. All of it was so pretty. 

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“I’m at a payphone trying to call home, just kidding don’t let me leave Hawaii."

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I GOT KONA COFFEE ICE CREAM. it was beautifully delicious.

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