After Egypts pyramids and other ancient ruins, the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh are a big draw for tourists. Like many a sea-and-sun destination in and around Europe, Egypts Sharm El Sheikh has a dolphinarium offering a swim-with-dolphins program. Beyond that is the Red Sea, known for its diverse marine life and a place where one might encounter dolphins in the wild.
Dolphina is Sharm El Sheikhs sole dolphinarium. It used to be called Dolphinella, and is still referred to by that name in some travel publications, which is a potential source of confusion. The swim-with-dolphins program has eight 30-minute sessions per day, with two people permitted in the tank per dolphin. Sessions take place at standing depth under the supervision of the dolphin trainers, and participants are allowed to touch the dolphins. Sometimes tricks such as a patron holding on to the dorsal fins and being towed by a pair of dolphins are performed.