If you get washed up on Ibo Island, you will immediately notice her environmental and cultural beauty – you will be struck by her ancient dignity and hidden legend. And when you take the time to swim with the dolphins, you will know that you have come home.
Research has shown that when people swim with dolphins in their natural habitat, they never forget this unique interaction between water mammal and land mammal in a silent underwater world. And at Ibo Island Lodge, the Dive Quirimbas activity centre now offers you the incredible experience of swimming with wild dolphins in their home waters.
Spend a few hours first learning about the dolphins and their behaviour and what responsible interaction really means. Ibo Island Lodge uses the regulated Swim Code of Conduct which was specifically created to ensure a sustainable eco-friendly approach.
The first part of the journey is an hour long dhow trip out into the Indian Ocean followed by a short speedboat trip for up to six people. Watch the dolphins in clear shallow tropical waters, slowly kit up and wait for them to approach you. Some days they love to interact with swimmers and other days they are too busy feeding and won’t come too close. But when they are in the right mood, they are curious and want to check you out!
Whatever happens, you will never forget the time you spend below the surface of the water with these special creatures. Did you know that when people mingle with dolphins, it boosts their immune systems, improves their self-control, self-assurance and attention spans and even deepens their sense of compassion? The healing part comes in when people start to feel a deep sense of completion within.
Combine your swim with the dolphins with snorkelling to see myriad fish in all their glorious colours, and a guided walk into the mangroves to see the biodiversity there.
Dive Quirimbas activity centre is very proud to be an Ethical Marine Mammal Campaigner in Mozambique who supports the Dolphin care code of conduct.
With the help of The Dolphin Center crew in Ponta Do Ouro, we are making sure that both your experience and the dolphin’s best interests are being catered for.