Do you have to be a strong swimmer to swim with the dolphins or can none swimmers do it too. I noticed people are wearing some form of swim jacket. One of our party would love to do it but cant swim that well.
ALL swim with the dolphins make you wear a life jacket. Those who do not know how to swim can just stand around and pass on any activity they do. The dolphin swim/snorkle in Cozume; at Chaankanaab has a platform you stand on and the dolphin trainer does all the work and you just do what he asks you to do. The dolphin encounter will probably be more like you are in the enclosure with the dolphin and you don't do much with the dolphin. The dolphin swim/snorkle was well worth the price of the tour!!!!
Read up on the dolphin tour you want to do to see if it is worth the price. As for your non-swimmers tell them they'll have a life jacket to keep em afloat and maybe they'll have so much fun they want to learn how to swim!!!!!
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The Chankanaab swim is awesome, That entire park is awesome to explore once the swim is done. We had little kids in our group and like said before you stand on a platform the trainers will have you swim out a couple times. Once for a belly ride and then again for the dolphin to give you a to push. Then whoever wants to snorkle can. The life jacket keeps you well afloat and it doesnt take much to swim out a bit for the ride.
I am doing the dolphin swim in Cozumel. What do we do with our personal items that cant get wet while we are in the water? I dont want them to get lost or stolen. Im thinking about buying a waterproof bag to take with me. Please let me know what you did with your items.
Im also thinking about buying a pair of crocs or other waterproof shoes-- are they comfy with out socks? Im doing the canopy tour at montego, the stingray snorkel at cayman islands, and the dophin swim in cozumel.
Also do the shops take American Money? or do I need to do a currency exchange? Im a bit hesitant to use my debit and credit cards there.
And how much alcohol am I allowed to bring back? I dont care if I have to pay taxes on them, I just want to bring back several bottles (maybe 6). Im in college and its nice to have stash, plus I have really good friends who aren't coming and Id like to get them some neat looking bottles that you can't get here.
No, you don't have to be a strong swimmer to swim with the dolphins. The life jacket they provide will keep you afloat the whole entire time. You feel quite safe because you are actually in a large rectangular pool. We couldn't touch the bottom of the pool but if I had to guess it was probably 10 ft. deep. Well worth the price and one of the highlights of our cruise!