Our Beginnings

After years of designing, refining and negotiating swim and safety procedures with regulatory bodies, our Wild Dolphin Swim, the first of its kind worldwide, was created in 2010. This is a unique activity in which the dolphins choose to swim with humans, which brings no harm to either species!

Our Permit

The Marine Parks Authority NSW and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service granted DSA’s permit, with many conditions, and only after stringent examination of DSA’s swim protocols and safety management. They also stipulated that independent researchers must confirm high levels of compliance with Australian cetacean approach laws.

Compliance with Dolphin Approach Regulations

DSA was monitored for three years by Dr Carol Scarpaci, a leading authority and government adviser on dolphin and whale tour-boat operations. Her research showed unprecedented levels of compliance by DSA with Australian laws and regulations. These results confirmed that DSA never chases or harasses dolphins and that no harm comes to any dolphins as a result of this activity.