I just ticked-off another from my bucketlist– swimming* with dolphins. Yep, but I did this not during a dolphin show or in a dolphinarium. I did this while holding on a boat’s “katig” in Mati City.
*Swimming. I was informed that swimming with a dolphin and/or whales is prohibited by our law so as not to disturb their activity. I hope this will not be misunderstood because I just held on to the boat’s katig while listening to their song below. It was an awesome experience, I got a different kind of stoke.
After the pawikan season comes the dolphin season here in Dahican Bay, Mati City. Pods and pods of spinner and spotted dolphins abound here in the months of June to September (Habagat season) because they feed and mate in the area during this time.
If you are lucky enough you would see dolphins in the bay swimming freely and doing aerial acrobats while following a pump boat.
I would stop here and let you watch the 3:08 minutes video. Hope the message is passed on to others.
Mati City is not only home to these dolphins. They co-exist with dugongs, pawikans and whalesharks too.You can check the latest updates by visiting these sites:
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You can also learn a lot when you visit these Facebook pages:
Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines– I always visit this page to be updated on the local and international news. New lessons everyday guaranteed! Thanks Dr. AA for this page!
Dolphins Love Freedom– Maintained by my friend AG Sano, dedicated to saving the dolphins.
Save Philippine Seas– Created by different individuals to stop the abuse and destruction of our marine resources.
Underwater video is courtesy of Rudel Santos. All other videos are mine.