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Swimming with dolphins


Well-travelled globetrotter or prudent tourist, no matter your status, swimming with dolphins remains a dream shared by all. Realising this fantasy in the Indian Ocean has its own particular flavour.

It is six in the morning. The sea, calm and serene, becomes iridescent with a thousand bluish splinters. Its time to meet the dolphins that swim in the turquoise waters of Mauritius lagoon. With a mixture of excitement and fear, you grab your mask and snorkel, aware of being only a dive away from this long-awaited experience.

Test the water? Whats the point! Patience, as they start arriving in groups of 50-300, marine mammals—so curious and intelligent—to celebrate you. In the excitement, you lose your snorkel…

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