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Anthony's Key Dolphin Dive Suspended?

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by Kimela, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. AggieDiver

    AggieDiver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Houston, Texas
    We had an excellent time diving with their dolphins over a decade ago. It was not long after Mitch had done a number on Roatan. Their pens were torn up and all the dolphins escaped. Within about 3 days, all but one had come back. During the time we were there, they had a male that would leap over the netting on the side pretty much every night and go out to roam. He would always come back before morning to make sure he got the free meal.

    During our dive, we had been told that their favorite thing in the world to play with was a flounder. While kneeling in the sand watching, I noticed a flounder hiding out. I pointed it out to the trainer and he called one of the dolphins over to point it out. When she saw it, she hammered the sand and about knocked my wife over chasing the flounder when it took off. The flounder went over and hid under some driftwood timbers laying on the bottom. We got to watch two dolphins frantically blowing puffs of water under the timbers, trying to blow the flounder out the other side. The trainer and the videographer went over to lift the timbers up to let them get at it. When they did, the flounder and the dolphins took off in one direction, and a small spotted moray shot out going the other direction. The new hiding spot the moray found was right between the knees of the female divemaster who was watching the dolphins at the time. When I got her attention and pointed between her knees, I thought she was going to jump out of her wetsuit as she sprung up off the bottom. Unfortunately, the videographer had set his camera down and missed that whole episode.
  2. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, IL
    That's a shame, because it sounds like this would have been a spectacular video set to Yakety Sax.
  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Hi @Kimela

    Keep diving, you'll get lucky
    Back again...
    Jupiter Dive Center, 3 tanker, tomorrow January 25
    Also saw quite a few dolphins off San Benedicto on my trip to Los Revillagigedos in May of this year
    Kimela likes this.

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