Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Dolphin Specialty Course

Study & Learn Dolphin Training Techniques

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The dolphin specialty course is designed to give you a thorough view of the life of a bottlenose dolphin. The course is divided between two classroom sessions and two training sessions. Each classroom session is approximately 1.5 hours. These sessions cover the subjects of natural history, anatomy/physiology, social behavior, training methodology, research and conservation. The training sessions are 30-40 minutes. The first session allows you to get comfortable with one of our dolphins and try their hand at basic training. The second session places you in the water with the dolphin for some mimicry and team water behaviors. The schedule is flexible and can be arranged prior to your visit or once you to the island.

  • Minimum number of guests for this program is 4.
  • Course instructor: Teri Bolton, Head Trainer, RIMS

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Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences
Anthony's Key Resort
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Call: +504 9556-0212


Preserving Roatán’s Natural Resources through Education and Research

The rich waters of Roatán abound with stories. Tales of life, growth and change are all waiting to be told. More importantly, they are waiting to be heard. The starring roles are the fish and other marine organisms who call this place their home. The Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences knows these stories. After all, they unfold right offshore. Keep reading and we'll tell you about what RIMS has to offer. It’s not just another Caribbean Marine Laboratory!