Dog Swims With Wild Dolphins (Video)

Swimming with dolphins has become a popular pastime in recent years. The Somente Aqua Dolphin Centre in Ponta Do Ouro-Mozambique, South Africa offers swimming and snorkeling with wild dolphins to its guests.  The dolphins are not captive; people ride in a boat in the ocean for the meetup.

A more unique attraction is the Centre’s founder Noleen Withers’ black Labrador Retriever, Kira, who regularly swims with the wild dolphins. She even has one of the Center’s boats named after her.

Kira normally senses the dolphins before they can be sighted by humans and will let the crew know by bouncing back and forth in the boat.  She is also able to determine if the dolphins are resting by the scent of ammonia they give off while at rest; she will not jump into the water until the dolphins are ready.

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141 comments

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

Giana Peranio-paz

I'de change places with them any day!!!

Cindy Strousberg

If the dog was wearing a life vest he probably would have played longer with the dolphins

Stella Nobrega-Garcia

Wonderful video! Thank you!

Lisa Eveland
Lisa Eveland3 years ago

thats cool!

Jana Puz
Jana Puz3 years ago

Beautiful!! :-)))))) Nature can teach us soooooo much!

Adrianne P.
A P.3 years ago

What a cool dog!

Julie J.
Julie J.3 years ago

Lovely :)

Pamela W.
Pamela W.3 years ago

Wow, what a thrill that would be!!! Swimming with dolphins AND Kira, wow!!!!

Ruth S.
Ruth C.3 years ago

Super video, beautiful creatures!