A great experience? Absolutely! We did "Swim with the Dolphins" in Puerto Vallarta and it was an experience of a lifetime. Our "swim" adventure was video taped by the dolphin staff. We purchased the video before we headed back to the ship. We took along a waterproof camera and asked the dolphin staff to take a few photos of our swim, which they did.
We just returned from our RCCL Western Caribbean Cruise on Aug 6th. This was our second time doing the Royal Swim and it was better than the last time! I would HIGHLY recommend doing it. Our group was 10 people large with ages ranging from 9 years to 54 years in age. We did it in 2003 - missed it in 2005 due to the hurricane damage - but got to do is again this year and again- it's an experience of a lifetime! There is now a new pool area - a small "lagoon" for smaller children and the snorkeling at Chankanaab beach is GORGEOUS! Hope this helps
It is certainly a great and unique experience and the Dolphin operators in Cozumel are very professional. Please make sure you chose the right "activity" type, there are several programs offered throughout the Caribbean such as Dolphin encounter, Dolphin Swim, Dolphin snorkel, etc. Only in some programs you actually get to swim, be pushed, etc by the dolphin ... some people tend to be a little disappointed because they chose an interaction program and it does not include being pushed etc....hope this helps!