Today for the first time in the past week we had a truly calm ocean again. We missed these nice calm days which are great for dolphin watching. Today was one of those days where it was not just us watching the dolphins, they were watching us too. Sometimes they seem to be doing human watching, giving us an indescribable feeling as they make eye contact with us (like the one in the photo to the left). The two dolphin species we encountered today were bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins. Each encounter was just as good as the other one. After our encounters we all enjoyed a nice hot cup of locally grown green tea back at our base.
Common dolphin leaping
Common dolphin mother and baby pair
One of our zodiac boats with Sete Cidades volcano in the background
Enjoying a coastal ride back to base aboard our catamaran "Cetus"