It has always been mine and my sisters life dream to swim with dolphins. When we found out we could swim with them in Bodrum for £40 each we were over the moon. However now we wished we had waited. I don't believe that all dolphins in captivity are unhappy. This is because in some places dolphins are more than happy to breed, for example in the Dominican Republic. Dolphins are supposed to be the most intelligent animals to man kind and if they were not happy they would not breed.
Brodum Dolphin park was a very very sad experience. Not only were the captivity areas very small, the dolphins themselves were scarred. Whilst me and my family were there one of the dolphins even had a freshly cut nose! It was horrific to see. I have heard the reasons for the scars and cuts is due to the dolphins attacking each other because of their unhappiness. It was one of the saddest experiences of my life and never again will I step foot in that park (unless its to free to dolphins)!. The dolphins were not cooperating in the show or swimming, which just shows they are not happy!! The only way to help these poor animals is to spread the word to stop future customers! If they are not getting customers, they cannot afford to keep these dolphins in captivity!
So please please try and spread the word and help these poor dolphins!