In order to achieve this output in the best conditions, we have contacted the tourist office for a recommendation and guidelines about the activity. Indeed, a charter has been established so that a code of conduct is respected by the companies offering the excursions.
Code of conduct
(a) The dolphin approach to the site should always be done in parallel with the dolphin group and the approach speed should be reduced.
(b) While observing dolphins, engines must be stalled.
(c) It is strictly forbidden to approach dolphins within 50 meters
(d) It is strictly forbidden to obstruct the course of dolphins when arriving in front of them or behind.
(e) It is strictly forbidden to make noise with the intention of attracting or feeding dolphins or throwing other objects at them.
(f) It is strictly forbidden to try to hang on to dolphins to swim
Swimming with the dolphins
On the boat, explanations are provided for swimming with dolphins. After a while to sail, we ended up finding the dolphins. We are getting ready with our masks, snorkels and fins to be ready. As we were told, do not jump from the boat but calm down with the ladder and especially go when the skipper tells us.
And there, wonder! The head under the water, we see a whole school of dolphins passing by. Some are really not far from us. We can even see a baby dolphin.
When the dolphins are no longer visible, we go back on the boat and wait for our turn to go in the water again. Because yes, we are not the only ones on the spot. There are some boats and all respect a kind of turnover. This avoids that there are too many people in the water and that it is embarrassing for the dolphins.
We were able to swim with the dolphins several times before returning to the boat harbor.