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December 2015

Update 4 | We did it!

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Don’t know where to start really,

Perhaps to state that I am sooooo proud of the whole Dolphin Swim Club team!

The dolphins, the Egyptians, the Dutch, the Belgians, the Swiss, the Germans, and last but not least one Irish Norwegian soul. A true Cetacean-African-European joint venture.

And; we’ve done it!

‘the crew’. photo; Stefan Vogelenzang



With all dedication we stretched ourselves to the limit, and perhaps a bit further. . Especially our free divers Stephen Hutton, Ahmed Ibrahim Hamza and Mohamed Ismael who were diving with the heavy camera rig, until their lungs burst and their muscles collapsed. But most of all we had so much fun during the whole production, to get the dolphins home to you.

Ahmed diving with the rig. photo; M.Sjollema- the Dolphin Swim Club


We managed to capture hours of beautiful moments with the spinner- and occasionally bottlenose dolphins of Sataya Reef. We even managed to records many natural sounds of clicks, squeaks, moaning and singing by the dolphins. It is amazing to listen to their acoustic world, and be part of all their grace and playfulness. Like voices from an undiscovered world. Like the most interesting symphony you will ever hear. Accompanied by amazing footage so you can experience being surrounded by dolphins.

spinnerdolphins photo M.Sjollema- the Dolphin Swim club


Back on dry land we are now busy editing. Image yourself being surrounded by more than 80 dolphins in the studio… the films are going to be even better than we imagined. And we have so much material to choose from that it will take some time to be ready. We’ll keep you posted!