Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dolphins? Dolphins!!!

I decided I want to wait on at least my bridal portraits before I start recapping, which hopefully I'll get this weekend.  No really, I want to show you how terrible I look without makeup, then post all my wedding pictures afterwards for dramatic effect. 

I keed, I keed. Swimming with dolphins was one of my favorite things we did in on our Honeymoon.  We went off the resort ONE time (for numerous reasons which I'll touch on later in my resort review), to a natural water park called Xel-Ha.

It was quite the adrenaline rush, as I was slightly terrified by these super-cute-yet-wild things!
What I really liked about this dolphin tour, is you were in ocean water, not a pool. 

So here is how it went:

We watched 2 minute video that pretty much said nothing except 'don't touch the blow hole or dolphin's eyes.' That about summed it up. Then we were homefree getting in the water!! This pretty much sums up all instructions to life endangering activities in Mexico. They hardly give any instructions at all.

 So meet Santaab! A rescue dolphin:

They got us all acquainted first, and he just swam around us a little bit for about 5 minutes:

  I had to remind myself his fin wasn't a shark fin many a time:

getting less nervous:

Then he started doing some tricks for us:

I'm totally swimming away lol... I was so scared to kick him on accident, then get dolphin attacked..

enough already you crazy dolphin!

and then it was photo op time, man he knew what was up!. I had to make the first move, and I kissed him.

Then he kissed me back.

and posed.

Then I had to hug him / shake his hands? 

the trainer yelled: "get closer!" I was like okkkkk...

Then it was time for the foot push. Dun dun dun.
You spread eagle, lock your knees, and then dolphins come and push you by your feet across the way.
The moment you unlock your knees they stop pushing you.

I think my bathing suit bottom almost fell off. 

The whole thing was 1 hour, and it was totally, totally worth it. They were so sweet, and It was actually pretty scary to be swimming with such a huge fishy. 

This was just one thing we did on our honeymoon, and I really want y'all to see the hotel and hear my thoughts in general about visiting Mexico.. but I'll get back to that late next week hopefully!


Erin said...

Ahhhhhhh I LOVE THIS! This is my dream. I swam with dolphins in Hawaii but it was legit swimming with dolphins. Like they were wild ones and they didn't love on you and kiss your cheeks and take you on a joy ride. Looks like so much fun!

Sandra said...

That looks awesome! And yes you're right,in Mexico you hardly get instruction. They only show that video because they HAVE to.

Natalie said...

I am seriously cracking up!! The pictures and commentary are hilarious! Santaab is an effin hottie!!!! And I know how hard it was for you to not touch the blowhole and go spread eagle. Tough! ;) Looks like you had a blast! Congrats again.

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

How funnnnn! Dolphins are the cutest. I've never seen you so scared though. I hope to see a horse back riding post soon!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! How fun!? I think I would have been a little scared at times too...Can't wait to see wedding re-cap posts!!

Holly said...

OMG That looks soooo amazing!!! I have always wanted to do this, even though I know I'd be scared. haha. looks soo fun!

Lynette said...

I just want you to know I was laughing hysterically at this post. You were Terrified and adorable all bundled together. Such a good post and looks like it was so much fun! :)

Carolyn said...

Love this! The dolphin is so cute!!! :) I would have been scared too... so don't feel bad! HAHA

Marci @ a smile a day said...

Aww love these pictures how adorable are the dolphins & your facial expressions are priceless!!

Brooke Odom said...

Great pictures!! It looks like SO much fun :)
xo brooke

Courtney @ The Daily Wags said...

that looks so fun! im so jealous!

Brittany said...

Such awesome pictures! You look gorgeous, even all wet!!

Tiffany said...

I am now a follower from Kristen's blog!!
This looks so amazing & is def on my bucket list!

Ioana-Carmen said...

This is so sweet! I will be so happy if you want to follow each other! What do u say? Kisses

Amy Shaughnessy said...

That last comment about your swimsuit bottom almost falling off made me laugh. That looks like SO much fun. We are going on a cruise in December and we have been thinking about what kind of excursions we want to do. If they have something like this I might have to do it because I have always loved dolphins. Of course, that fin does look eerily like a shark fin and I might have a problem with that!


Hilary said...

aw, so great! who took the pics? they're awesome! we stayed at dreams in mexico and i was enamored by the dolphins!!

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