yes it's true. i jumped off a dock and swam with dolphins. people pay loads of money to do this at places like marine world and i can see why but it was spectacular cause it wasn't a trip or a tour and i didn't pay anything, except about two dollars in change that was in my pocket and my left contact, and there they were. one swam right under me and as i was turning looking for where they had gotten to another two lept out of the water in unison right next to me. they were only a handspan away. it was baffling and amazing and i just can't think of any descriptive words that would do the experience justice. yes, i was weighed down by jeans, which are not easy to swim in might i add, and yes my teeth were chattering and i wasted the shower i had had an hour previously but i swam with dolphins. they came up to me. i looked one in the eye. they are beautiful and not as solid grey up close as they appear from a distance but patterned and with very distinctive fins. and so beautiful. i only wish i could have gone underwater with them. and the water was so clear and not that cold, it was colder to be out in the air in wet clothes. and i felt drunk with excitement unable to stop saying wow.
i would do it again in a heartbeat. and i have decided to wear my bathing suit under all my clothes while i am here. just in case. you never know.