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The Dolphin Centre crew are unwavering in our dedication to the sustained conservation of our magnificent surroundings. We promote Responsible Marine Mammal Tourism and apply a strict rule of NO Touch to any marine mammal or marine life encounter while on our excursions.

One of our dolphin facilitators on board the boat will always assess the dolphin pod behavior before any interactions can take place. In-water observations are solely dependent on the natural behavior of the dolphins. In the event of the dolphins showing avoidance behavior, a "NO Water Entry" Policy is adopted.

We follow and adhere to a strict code of conduct (manifested from years of experience of interacting with wild dolphins) formulated to uphold our key purpose of ensuring the well-being and preservation of the dolphins at all times. By maintaining biodiversity and understanding the marine eco systems within the conservation area of the Marine reserve we can promote eco-tourism without this having a negative effect on the environment.

The below posters are generated to minimize any due negative impacts within the conservation areas and acts as an operational guideline for sustainable marine life interactions while also creating awareness.

 

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The Dolphin Centre crew and guests who volunteer their time are actively involved in regular organized beach cleanups.  We join forces with other Ponta Operators to help make our local beaches and ocean a cleaner healthier environment.

On a global scale, every year, countless marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds, and other animals are sickened, injured, or killed because of dangerous items we allow into the sea.  Whether we live along the shore or not, we are all connected to the ocean.  It drives and moderates our climate.  It is the ultimate source of much of the water we drink and much of the air we breathe.  It directly feeds millions of people.  It also absorbs a great deal of the air and water pollution generated by a world population approaching seven billion people. 

Rubbish doesn't fall from the sky, it falls from human hands.  And only human hands have the power to stop it.  So please feel free to enquire when you are here about the next organized beach cleanup, and we would love for you to join us in helping keep Ponta's beaches beautiful.

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