Monday, January 7, 2013

Come To Me

Thirty-some Spinner Dolphins caught up to me on my ocean swim this morning, then never left my side. I guess they had new members who needed to learn good technique by watching me (and then doing the opposite). A couple of snorkelers from California appeared at one point and seemed to be thrilled by the sight of so many dolphins. I coached them on not chasing the dolphins, but letting the dolphins come to them - and it worked - big time.

This was the first time I've ever seen dolphins blow a bubble ring. I've seen it on YouTube, but never in person, and it was much more fun in person. I tried swimming through the ring, but only managed to break it apart.

Click HERE for lots more photos from today's swim.


  1. CaliforniaSnorklersJanuary 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Dear Dolphin Dude,
    I had been to this spot some 10 years ago after being tipped off by a friend. When we arrived Monday morning, fingers crossed, all we could see was your brightly colored swim cap, and some splashes that may have been dorsal fins or just waves (you were 100-150 yards out at that point I would guess). We took a chance to swim out to you, and you said it: it paid off. Thanks so much for the tips and for your amazing photography. Warm regards- the California Snorklers

  2. Dear Maui Don,
    Where in the heck do you swim? My husband and I are visiting Maui this weekend and it's a lifelong dream to have the privilege to swim with dolphins. We'd be happy to go when you're there so we don't disturb any of the dolphins' routine!
    K & J