A swim with dolphins is often described it as an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. This was a wonderful encounter with the spinner dolphins at the Kua Bay the Big Island of Hawaii. First we got to one of their many resting areas where they will spend the day.
This is usually the time when the dolphins are the most playful, leaping and spinning as they go, and many fantastic displays may be witnessed and photographed.
Spinner dolphins are so named because of their acrobatic behavior. They commonly leap high out of the water and spin, rotating many times. Your best chance of swimming with dolphins in Hawaii without chasing them around on a boat is to spend time in areas where they are known to reside. When dolphins “sleep,” they actually have one eye open and one eye closed, resting one half of their brain at a time.
We also learned that these dolphins have sex for fun, that they mate all year round at any time and not just to reproduce during a mating season. Still, what are the odds of viewing this event with only one hour in the water with dolphins? Maybe we were lucky, or maybe you are not observant (we only realized it after we got home), we caught it on camera.
High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).