DOL­PHIN

Cruising World - - Point Of View -

in rock bands. But she was right. A mo­ment later, they were there, about eight to 10 adult At­lantic spot­ted dol­phins, ca­su­ally milling around our an­chored boat. We were ready with masks, snorkels and fins, and hold­ing hands, we leaped to­gether from our world into theirs.

They did not shy away from our noisy en­try as dol­phins nor­mally would. Rather, they seemed to re­joice at our ar­rival — swim­ming closely around us, div­ing, twist­ing, dart­ing away and re­turn­ing. Happy! We had been fore­warned not

While an­chored at a point far from land on the Great Ba­hama Bank, this crew had the rare op­por­tu­nity to swim — and even play — with a pod of dol­phins.

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