Vallarta Adventures' Dolphin Center in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico, and is one of the few dolphin educational centers where you can experience up-close and personal encounters with these incredibly intelligent creatures.
Offering you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins, our dolphin center has two areas with seawater pools. Each pool holds over 1.6 million gallons of seawater that has been purified with sand filters, foam fractionators and ozone generators.
Dolphin Area One was designed and built in 1996, after the Mexican fisheries department granted Dolphin Adventures a special license to care for dolphins. The lagoon was custom-made and constructed on floating docks to accommodate the rising and falling of the tide, which changes the water levels in the marina up to six feet, twice a day.
Dolphin Area Two opened in October of 2000 and, due to the growth of our dolphin family and the success of our programs, was expanded again in 2004. It is now a state-of-the-art dolphin and marine mammal educational facility with specially designed educational pools, an underwater viewing area, and a maternity pool with a special life support system for our expectant mothers and recently born dolphins.
Our staff has over 30 years experience in all phases of the marine mammal field. From overseeing the health and welfare of our dolphins to offering dolphin educational programs at our dolphin center, our team of marine mammal specialists are creating a greater understanding and appreciation of dolphins and the environment we share.
We are still learning how incredibly complex and intelligent these dolphins are, and it is an immensely rewarding quest. It is equally satisfying to share this knowledge, since it is only through a better understanding that we can ensure the preservation and well being of these fascinating animals.