Can anybody snorkel with the dolphins?
If you are a confident swimmer between the ages of 10-88 years old, you can enjoy this special experience. The sessions are conducted in guided groups of up to three persons with one guide for the whole group.
Is equipment provided?
Everyone wears a mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit. It is important that you have used a snorkel and mask before, as there is very little time to learn.
How long is the session?
The session lasts one hour. Half an hour is devoted to choosing and fitting equipment, signing the medical statement and a briefing. After the briefing, half an hour will be spent in the water.
Where does the snorkeling session take place?
Snorkeling takes place in the sea, where your group will swim out not far from the shore, but to deep water (14 meters or 45 feet deep) and watch the dolphins as well as a big variety of fish and corals.
What will the dolphins be doing?
During your visit with the dolphins in the sea, you will be observing them in their natural habitat, hunting, playing, mating and teaching the younger ones. When a dolphin approaches us, it does so of its own free will. We respect this approach by not touching, chasing or feeding them.
Are there any limitations to participating in the activity?
For your own safety, it is important that we will be notified if you suffer from the following: ear problems, respiratory problems (e.g. asthma, sinus and bronchitis), heart problems, high/low blood pressure, epilepsy, diabetes or claustrophobia. If you have had recent surgery or illness, have open wounds, take medication, or suffer from other medical problems or limitations we must be notified. Pregnant women are not allowed to swim with the dolphins.
Can I use an underwater camera during the activity?
The dolphins and their well being have first priority; therefore the only persons that enter the water with a camera is an employee of the Dolphin Reef photography department who has training, knowledge about the behavioral patterns of the dolphins and who has the ability to anticipate behavior changes. Our photographers never use a flash and they receive regular updates and instructions in order to adapt their approach according to the current situation in the water. Therefore we are sorry, but a personal camera in the water is not allowed!
A child under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
Each participant is required to sign a medical declaration at the site before participating in the activity. All participants under the age of 18 need the medical and liability declaration to be signed by a parent/guardian. To view the medical statement click here.
Adult - 295 NIS (from age 15)
Child - 265 NIS (from age 10) .
Entrance (when booked in advance)
Reservations - Reservation can be made online or by phone.
Reservation can also be made through our reservation center at Tel: +972 8 6300111 on Sunday - Thursday from 08:30 - 17:00 ; and on Friday, Saturday, holiday eves, and official holidays between 08:30 and 14:00 . To place a telephone order, please have your credit card handy. Charge for the service will made at the time of making the reservation.
Please note: Due to the fact that places are limited, we recommend that during international and local holidays, and high season, you place your reservation at least two weeks in advance in order to avoid disappointment. And Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit and towel...
All cancellations or changes must be made 48 hours in advance. If for any reason you arrive late, do not complete the activity, or have claims regarding your dive/snorkel that are not justified by the management of Dolphin Reef Dive Center, we regret that we cannot give any refunds.
All prices are subject to change without prior notice.