Swim with dolphins
©Dolphin Cove Jamaica in Ocho Rios
Of course, swimming next to a dolphin and taking a picture with it will get you the highest number of likes on Instagram. But the truth is, for a human to be around any marine mammal is not as good to them as it might seem.
According to a report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Humane Society of the United States, whales and dolphins should not be in captivity because the majority of them would die after being rescued.
The dolphins you are swimming behind are not as free or as safe as you might think. Humans created enclosures to make those animals visible for people before considering their needs and comfort.
Not applying enough sunscreen
You are used to the sun you live under at home, so you basically know the amount of sunscreen your skin needs to be protected. Well, double that amount when you are in the Caribbean islands!
The sun on the islands would be a lot stronger than you are used to, which is why you should not just slap some sunscreen in the morning and then completely forget about it. You truly don’t want to spend the rest of your vacation in pain with a burnt-looking skin.
As you swim, remember that the sun would be affecting your skin more because the water reflects the UV rays. So make sure to make your sunscreen a habit and avoid the sun completely between 11 AM and 3 PM.