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Meet Annie!

Her adventurous and playful character makes her explore her surroundings in and out of the Dolphin Academy lagoons. Since 2012 she has been the proud and caring mother of Machu who she involves in her adventures. Annie is a very sweet, easy going mother and loves to catch her own fish. She is a true show off in front of the cameras.

Did you know? Annie is the pioneer of the Open Water Program and started participating in 2004.

Meet Caiyo!

Caiyo is one of the dominant male dolphins. He is energetic, very vocal and adventurous. Also Caiyo participates in the Open Water Excursions. Caiyo is eager to learn and with his charming looks has all the ladies fall in love with him. He keeps a watchful eye upon his surroundings. He is smart and loves to play with the other dolphins.

Did you know? Caiyo and Romeo swim the furthest into the open ocean (all the way to Mambo Beach)

Meet DeeDee!

DeeDee has a great attitude. She is loud and loves everything that involves speed and height. She is a protective mother but also likes to have attention for herself only. It is not easy to miss her since she makes lots of sounds, loud enough for everybody to hear. DeeDee is one of the more dominant females.

Did you know? Roxette and DeeDee both have a scar from a shark bait on their dorsal fin.

Meet Djoli!

Did you know? Djòli is the youngest and has the lightest skin color

Meet Estrea!

Did you know? Estrea is the coolest baby.

Meet GeeGee!

GeeGee is the oldest dolphin swimming in the lagoons. She is genuine, caring and sweet and has her own personality.

She is the favorite female amongst the male dolphins. She loves to hang out with the other adult females and helps them take care of their youngsters as well. Meanwhile she has become a grandmother as well.

Did you know? GeeGee is the oldest dolphin at Dolphin Academy and is the only grandmother

Meet Kayena!

Kayena is a true comedian. Her name derives from a local flower called the Cayenne. In the native language Papiamentu the word Cayenne is written and pronounced as Kayena. She is very chatty and extremely vocal. She has a very unique scream which she uses constantly.

Kayena loves to hang out with her best friends GeeGee and Roxette. She takes a keen interest in half-sister Ukit on whom she can practice her mother-to-be skills. She is enthusiastic, energetic and adventurous. Also Kayena participates in the Open Water Program.

Did you know? Kayena is very vocal, she really likes to sing

Meet Machu!

Machu is the son of Annie and has inherited her adventurous and playful character. He has been participating in the Open Water Program since he was eleven months old with the great coaching of his mother. Machu loves to play with and challenge his half-sisters Kayena, Serena and Ukit. Machu is venturous and loves to be challenged in his training. He uses his mother as an example through whom he learned to catch his own fish as well.

Machu means tough boy in the local language Papiamentu. He was born 1 day after his half-sister Serena. His nickname is Machu Picchu (ruins in Peru).

Did you know? Machu is the very handsome? Some trainers call him the George Clooney of the group.

Meet Mosa!

The name Mosa, in local language, is used for a girl who has the perfect combination of beauty and brains. Mosa couldn’t agree more. She is sweet, playful and a true young diva.

She likes to hang around with her friend Tulum and mother DeeDee. She is independent but still enjoys the watchful eye of her mother. She likes to observe all the fish in the lagoon, sometimes feeding them some of her capelin to get an even closer look.

Did you know? Mosa is the chubbiest of all dolphins but has a very pointed face

Meet Pasku!

Pasku means Christmas in the local language Papiamentu. He was named Christmas since he was born on Christmas on December 25th 2008. His nickname is Passie.

He is a ‘happy camper’ and his adventurous character has him participating in the Open Water Program since he was eight months old. Back then he had the guidance of mother Tela, meanwhile he does it all by himself or in the good company of his friends Caiyo and Romeo.

Did you know? Pasku is the only one who puts a twist into the backtwist. His father Copan used to do this as well.

Meet Renata!

Renata is one of the dominant females. She is friendly, caring and shy, a real character! But can be quite bossy over the other dolphins. She loves to make sounds and is a sweet and protective mother. She keeps a close eye on what is happening around her and she decides if she would like to join the fun yes or no. It is her way or the high way.

Did you know? Renata has the most beautiful eyes

Meet Ritiña!

Ritiña is a true dolphin queen. Loves the attention and is eager to learn new behaviors. With her ‘diva’ character she enjoys to pose in front of the cameras. She is very independent, athletic and can be really vocal. She is a very caring, protective and strict mother. She always watches out for her young with an eagle eye.

Did you know? Ritiña is the diva of the group

Meet Romeo!

Romeo is a true ladies man. Most of the females show a great interest in him. He is somewhat quiet but once he has conquered a female dolphin he becomes quite the Casanova. Romeo has a laid back attitude and loves to hang around in front of the cameras. He is brave and participates in the Open Water Excursions.

Did you know? Caiyo and Romeo swim the furthest into the open ocean (all the way to Mambo Beach)

Meet Roxette!

Roxette is one of the very loud and vocal dolphins swimming in the lagoons. She is a sweet, caring and easy going mother. And with her adventurous character one of the dolphins who participates in the Open Water Excursions. Roxette is very enthusiastic, energetic and eager to learn new behaviors. She enjoys the company of her daughter Ukit and best friend Kayena but also likes to swim around independently.

Did you know? Roxette has the most expressive eyes

Meet Serena!

Serena enjoys the company of her mother Tela, especially while teasing her half-brother and half-sisters under the protective fin of her mother. She is sweet, playful and eager to learn new behaviors. She is very creative and invents a lot of new behaviors on her own. Serena is smart and curious and together with her mother Tela participates in the Open Water Program.

Did you know? Serena is the best in creating new jumps

Meet Suku!

Suku means sugar in the local language Papiamentu. Suku's nickname is Sugar baby (Suku means sugar plus she is a baby) & Mini-Ri (instead of Mini-Me, where the Ri stands for Ritiña her mother). And a true sugar baby it is.
She is very smart and sweet. She is a quick learner and not only by imitating her mother Ritiña but also by paying close attention to the trainer and her surroundings. Suku is very curious and already quite independent. She loves to entertain herself with the moss & algae which she can collect in the lagoons.

Did you know? Suku has the largest ears

Meet Tela!

Tela is one of the Open Water Participants. She is a caring, protective and sweet mother. Tela is one of the dominant females and especially loves to hang around with her daughter Serena and best friend Annie. Tela is eager to learn new behaviors while keeping a close eye on her daughter. She enjoys to light everybody up with her crazy sounds.

Did you know? Tele's nickname is TéTé? When she participated in the dolphin assisted therapy program one of the kids called her TéTé.

Meet Tulum!

Tulum is named after the last city ‘Tulum’ inhabited and built by the Mayas. He is already a young Casanova who is brave, playful, curious and venturous. He enjoys the company of his mother Renata and friend Mosa but is also very independent. He is eager to learn and observes the other dolphins in their training and programs as well.

Did you know? Tulum has a birthmark on her nose, just like Cindy Crawford