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Snorkeling and diving with dolphins?

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Snorkeling and diving with dolphins?

I'm going to the Big Island in August and want to plan some snorkeling and diving trips.

1. What locations might be the best for being able to see dolphins?

2. Any idea how close you can legally get to a dolphin?

Thanks.

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11. Re: Snorkeling and diving with dolphins?

This looks really, really cool:

mauinews.com/page/…

I heard about it on the news a few days ago, but forgot to post the info.

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12. Re: Snorkeling and diving with dolphins?

Wow, swmarket, that's awesome, thanks for the info. I'm going to download it to my iPad. Too bad no iPhone app....

Further searches led me to this site on NOAA which claims to be a list of DolphinSmart operators but it's definitely not comprehensive as I'm pretty sure there are at least a couple Island of Hawaii operators who at least claim to be DolphinSmart.

…noaa.gov/dolphinsmart/participants.html

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