The Programme

The initial phase of the Dolphin Emotions Underwater experience consist in a first approach to scuba diving and adaptation to the underwater environment. This first step will be taught by a certified Subnauta dive instructor and may be accompanied by a Zoomarine Educator.

After a successfully adaptation to the underwater environment, the experience starts with an educational talk, imparting various facts about the bottlenose dolphin, its biology and ecology.

Then, participants spend about 30 minutes in the water, where, under the supervision of two Zoomarine trainers and a Subnauta dive instructor, they are invited to meet the dolphins, experience moments of tenderness and affection and perform a subaquatic behaviour sequence with these extraordinary ambassadors of the ocean.

Including the diving baptism, the educational session, the time spent getting changed and the session in the water, the total duration of the experience is approximately 150 minutes.

Each session has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6.


Prices & Tickets

Dolphin Emotions Underwater Participants

Informations and Bookings

subnauta
Tel: +351 935 577 000
Email: info@subnauta.pt
Site: www.subnauta.pt


General Information

  • Theme park admittance included in the participant ticket.
  • Each participant will need to purchase a ticket specifically for one of the experiences.
  • The minimum age of participation is 10 years old.
  • Necessary to present identity card or passport as a proof of the participants age.
  • Children under 1,00 meter of height may attend for free as spectators accompanying the participant.
  • Advanced booking required (mínimo de 24 horas antecedentes à experiência).
  • It is mandatory to follow all the participation rules! Check beforehand.

Acompanying Spectators

Junior >= 1 meter - 10 years

22,00 €

Normal 11 - 64 years

31,00 €

Senior >= 65 years

22,00 €

Participation Rules

Who can take part?
Who can take part?

In order to take part in a Dolphin Emotions Underwater experience you must:

  • Be 10 (ten) years old or over;
  • Know how to swim and be in good physical shape;
  • Undergo the diving baptism included in the programme or bring proof of a valid diving course;
  • Maintain a good mental and physical condition to dive;
  • Don't be under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Use the diving equipment as indicated by the instructors;
  • Listen and follow all the instructions and orientations of the dive and always comply with the indications given by the instructors;
  • Breathe normally during the dive, do not hold your breath and avoid hyperventilating;
  • Avoid extreme physical efforts whilst in the water, underwater and dive within your physical limitations.

For safety reasons the following people cannot participate in any of the experiences:

  • pregnant women, people with strong physical or mental disabilities (as this may limit the capacity to fully understand instructions and/or perform the aquatic activities), people with skin disorders, people under the influence of alcohol or drugs, people with hydrophobia, people with any other condition which may compromise the participant or the dolphins’ well-being.
Main requirements to be respected
Main requirements to be respected
  • Be at the ZoomarineTours Kiosk inside the park 30 minutes before the start of the session in order to register and become familiar with the rules of participation (delays are not refundable);
  • Remove all personal objects such as: earrings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, hard contact lenses, glasses, photo and video cameras, hair accessories or any other object that can cause the dolphins harm either by ingestion or abrasion;
  • Wear a wetsuit or neoprene vest (provided by Zoomarine), underneath the wetsuit, one should wear bathing suit (use of a t-shirt is optional);
  • Take a shower with the wetsuit on (remove all make-up);
  • Fully respect all instructions given by Zoomarine staff;
  • Treat all dolphins with respect, avoiding any attitude or behaviour which may cause stress or injury to the specimen;
  • Keep a quiet and calm attitude at all time.
Commercial Information
Commercial Information
  • Each participant will need to purchase and book with Subnauta a ticket specifically to participate in the Dolphin Emotions Underwater experience;
  • Entrance to Zoomarine theme park is included in the participants ticket;
  • Children under 1,00 meter of height may attend for free as spectators accompanying the participant;
  • The spectators will watch from a location adjacent to the pool where the session takes place.
  • Spectators will not have access to the dolphins;
  • Zoomarine reserves the right to use the participant’s images of the Dolphin Emotions. The captured images will be used, exclusively, in a video/dvd/photos production to be commercialised to those participants.
Cancellations and non-attendance policy
Cancellations and non-attendance policy
  • All reservations must be cancelled with 2 days notice (until 5pm on the second day before the reservation);
  • All participants should arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the session;
  • In the event of non-attendance by a participant (arriving 45 minutes before the start) with the reservation not having been cancelled beforehand (with 2 days notice), the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be possible;
  • Should Zoomarine be obliged to terminate the experience, due to climatic, technical or zoological reasons, we reserve the right to postpone the session or transfer it to another date. If the participant is unavailable at the new time, he or she will be reimbursed for the cost of the program.
Dolphin Emotions Underwater Bookings

Dolphin Emotions Underwater Bookings

For the Dolphin Emotions Underwater Experience booking,
please contact:

SUBNAUTA DIVE CENTER
Tel: +351 935 577 000
Email: info@subnauta.pt
Site: www.subnauta.pt
Additional Informations

Additional Informations

In case of need and to clarify doubts regarding the Dolphin Emotions Experiences,
do not hesitate to contact us.

Dolphin Emotions Experiences Booking Office
Tel: (+351) 289 560 306 | Fax: (+351) 289 560 309
Email: dolphin.emotions@zoomarine.pt